Best practices as a linguist for an on-site job

What linguists should know about an on-site interpretation job

Show up on time! Make sure a meeting time and location to begin the day is clearly set. Interpreters should arrive early as a professional courtesy.

And pick a professional place to meet. Clients should never ask interpreters to meet them in a hotel room.

Prepare! It goes without saying that you should be well-versed in the subject matter as well as the client's own mission/situation. Don't hesitate to reach out to the client with questions via email, just make sure you cc the relevant Client Service professional from Cadence who is handling the job.

No jeans! You are representing Cadence out there in the real world, unless the client says otherwise, let's keep things professional in your appearance and etiquette. Equip yourselves with a pen and a notebook.