Why am I an interpreter?

I was interpreting at a meeting this morning, and just by glancing at the people in the room, once again I was reinforced in my belief that this kind of work serves a real purpose.

There were people from every continent, gathered around a table, sharing and learning together. People from countries with very diverse levels of economic development, speaking French and English (and of course their own native languages).

All were united in trying to do something useful for their own countries. It wasn’t one of those highly-publicized global conferences, just the daily humdrum of people striving to improve things, to do their job well, and most importantly to learn from each other.

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