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ARCHIVE - Interpreting Gear 101

  • 12/31/2025
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • On Demand



Expand your knowledge of interpreting equipment through this overview of essential gear including tools for paperless note-taking, unobtrusive simultaneous interpretation, transcription/translation and basic remote interpreting. We will also discuss relative advantages and disadvantages of different equipment based on criteria such as ease of use, budget and return on investment.

Presented by: Ernest Niño-Murcia

Ernest Niño-Murcia is a freelance legal interpreter and translator based in Des Moines, Iowa. He received a B.A. in Anthro-Linguistics from Brown University. As a state and federally certified court interpreter, he has interpreted legal proceedings and prepared translations, transcriptions and expert witness reports/testimony for clients in the private and public sectors.

Outside of court, he has interpreted for public figures such as House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. He is currently working with Iowa PBS providing live interpretation for broadcasts of Governor Kim Reynolds’ daily press briefings on the COVID-19 crisis.

Additionally, Ernest is a Jeopardy! Champion (2012), whose greatest achievement on the show was beating an attorney to the buzzer to answer "co-defendant" in the "11 letter words" category.


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