Through my short history of being an interpreter, confidence has always been a factor in my interpretations. In this paper, I seek to shed some light, from the lens of a new interpreter, on how confidence has an impact on interpreting skills while testing different techniques to improve interpreting confidence level. As Harwood (2017) stated, “Individuals start with a fundamental concept of self and then layer on a variety of identities, including a professional identity, thereby forming the answer to the question: who are you?” (p. x). Confidence helps shape this identity for new interpreters, which reflects on every decision-making skill, especially in uncertain situations. When novice interpreters lack in confidence, some strategies may help support their confidence with interpreting.
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Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies
confidence, interpreting, interpreter, interpreting studies
Language Interpretation and Translation
Woods, C. (2019). Confidence—What Does It Have To Do With It? Everything! (master's thesis). Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wou.edu/theses/131
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