Abstract

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.

Exit Requirement

Action Research

Date of Award

8-2-2019

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies

Committee Chair

Elisa Maroney

Committee Member

Amanda Smith

Keywords

confidence, interpreting, interpreter, interpreting studies

Language

eng

Subject Categories

Language Interpretation and Translation

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