Finding the right expert to help you is never easy. We often have to rely on personal recommendations. The alternative is to have a reliable source in the form of a directory.
Because conference interpreters are experts in their field, working at this IEEE conference was particularly interesting. In some countries, interpreters and translators are on the same footing as judicial experts, while in others they are a separate category. However, the criteria for defining an expert (i.e. an interpreter and/or a translator) and identifying the one you need are similar. With the IEEE initiative, the European Directory of Judicial Experts is on its way. For interpreters, look no further than the directory of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC).
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