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Transform your bilingual ability into a vibrant career with our expert insights in medical interpreting, certification programs, obtaining employment, and much more. 

The Meaning of the Word Volume VII

Posted by Dr. Nelva Lee on Dec 6, 2019 8:15:00 AM

Tamales is a staple food throughout Central and South America. It is traditionally served during the holidays and takes hours to prepare. As a kid the smell of fresh tamales in the kitchen could rouse me from the deepest sleep. 

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Topics: Medical Interpreter, Medical Interpreting, education, MiTio Family

The Meaning of the Word Volume VI

Posted by Dr. Nelva Lee on Nov 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Are you dreading the approaching holidays? If so, is it because of the lack of a support system? Something about the holidays makes not having a tribe difficult to stomach. When I was single and living thousands of miles away from everyone I loved, the holidays were especially perilous. I would ask to work on every holiday, saying that it was for the money, in those days they paid us double and triple overtime. 

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Topics: Medical Interpreter, Medical Interpreting, education, MiTio Family

The Meaning of the Word Volume V

Posted by Dr. Nelva Lee on Nov 22, 2019 8:45:00 AM

I love comedy. I love jokes. It is a proven fact that comedy and a good joke in particular that leaves you laughing is like medicine. Laughing releases toxins and decreases cortisol. Laughing improves our immune system and decreases stress hormones, thus leading to our healing and overall health. Cancer patients nationwide are given laughing sessions to aid with their healing and recovery. Laughing for healthy individuals keeps them healthy and young. A smile actually improves the muscles of your face and thus makes you look younger and keeps you younger looking longer. I love comedy. I love to laugh.

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Topics: Medical Interpreter, Medical Interpreting, education, MiTio Family

The Meaning of the Word Volume IV

Posted by Dr. Nelva Lee on Nov 13, 2019 9:42:31 AM

Are you a “Helicopter Mom”? If you are an English speaker you know exactly what that means. You may even have a visual of a helicopter hovering over children in your mind. 

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Topics: Medical Interpreter, Medical Interpreting, education, MiTio Family

The Meaning of the Word Volume III

Posted by Dr. Nelva Lee on Nov 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Do you wish to pursue being a professional interpreter? The first step is being fully bilingual...are you? Next step is obtaining your training...have you? Last, are you continually improving your skills...you should, this is never ending. MiTio qualifies all of our interpreters proficiency through our third party proficiency testing exam companies; we train you through our IMIA Accredited 60 HR Certificate and 160 HR Diploma Program. Our Continuing Education courses are also Accredited by CCHI. So, what are you waiting for? Become a professional interpreter today!

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Topics: Medical Interpreter, Medical Interpreting, education, MiTio Family

The Meaning of the Word Volume II

Posted by Dr. Nelva Lee on Nov 1, 2019 8:40:48 AM

The Meaning of the Word Volume II

 

Welcome back MiTio Family!

 

What do you do when you have an untranslatable word? Most of the time when my interpreters encounter an untranslatable word either in English or in their target language, during our daily live practice sessions/webinars, I encourage them to reduce the register and explain it away. In order to do so effectively, however, they must know the “meaning of the word.” 

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Topics: Medical Interpreter, Medical Interpreting, education, MiTio Family

The Meaning of the Word Volume I

Posted by Dr. Nelva Lee on Oct 25, 2019 8:30:00 AM

MiTio Referral ImageEvery week my interpreting students wrestle with a word choice from English to their target language during our live practice sessions.  Wrestling through these word choices is the primary job of an interpreter as both conduit and clarifier. The very funny word choices that we sometimes hear in these sessions are a refreshing part of the dialogue. During these weekly blog post I will be highlighting a particular word, the story behind it’s emergence, breaking down the etymology and the preferable word choice options.

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How To Obtain Certification as a Medical Interpreter

Posted by Dr. Nelva Lee on Jun 22, 2019 9:30:00 AM

If you've ever wondered how to obtain your certification as a Medical Interpreter then you’re in the right place. 

 

Once you’re done reading this, you’ll know exactly what steps to take to go about the entire Medical Interpreting certification process.

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Topics: Medical Interpreting, education, MiTio Family

Welcome to The MiTio Family

Posted by Dr. Nelva Lee on Jun 15, 2019 9:30:00 AM

MiTio is an accredited Online Medical Interpreting Program that delivers quality medical interpreting education online to bilingual individuals seeking a flexible way to obtain their Interpreting and Translating Diploma.  

MiTio's founder, Nelva M. Lee, Ph.D., is a native of Panama, hence the Mola design in our logo.

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How To Become a Medical Interpreter: The Ultimate Guide Part 4 (2019)

Posted by Dr. Nelva Lee on Jun 8, 2019 9:30:00 AM

If you've ever wondered how to become a Medical Interpreter then you’re in the right place. Welcome to part 4 of the 4 part series on How To Become a Medical Interpreter.

 

Once you’re done reading this, you’ll know exactly what steps to take if you want to grow your own Freelance Interpreting business from marketing to taxes.

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Topics: Medical Interpreter, Medical Interpreting, education