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InterpretimeBank© is an online community for professional interpreters and interpreting students.
InterpretimeBank© is an online community for professional interpreters and interpreting students.
120 backers pledged $8,350 to help bring this project to life.

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What does InterpretimeBank© offer?  

InterpretimeBank© can offer you:  

- Interpreting practice whenever and wherever you like, as long as you have an internet connection.  

- A wide range of practice partners from the four corners of the world, which means that you will have not only different languages, but also a variety of accents to choose from when practising your skills.

- Partners who are professional interpreters and know what to look for when providing you with feedback and solutions to any issues you may find.

- An insight on different interpreting markets.

More information at www.interpretimebank.net

What is InterpretimeBank©?   

InterpretimeBank© is an online community for professional interpreters and interpreting students who want to improve their skills, add new active or passive languages or keep up with the interpreting techniques during the less busy periods. The aim of the community is to create a network of professional interpreters working worldwide, foster knowledge exchange and interconnect different interpreting disciplines.  

The idea of InterpretimeBank© came up in August 2014 to a group of professional interpreters and former classmates, who noticed that it was difficult to practise and get feedback from other qualified interpreters due to the unaffordability of some workshops, the lack of practice groups in their city or town, or the lack of time. They came up with the idea of creating an online community in which all the members could exchange and benefit from the knowledge of other interpreters and which could work as a life-long learning tool. However, now the time has come to move forward and develop InterpretimeBank's own online platform. This is the reason why we are in Kickstarter.

How does it work?

InterpretimeBank© is an online community to practise interpreting. It is based on mutual support, and time is the currency that you earn or pay whenever you participate in an exchange.

It is a community of interpreting professionals who can provide you with peer-to-peer feedback to help you improve or keep up your interpreting skills.  

The platform includes language matching features which make it easier to find practice partners. Moreover, it has filters in place to guarantee the quality of the feedback you give and receive, so as to ensure that you make the most out of the time you spend practising.  

InterpretimeBank© offers two kinds of memberships:  

Basic membership: it is free and allows you to accumulate up to 90 minutes in your account, which will expire after three months.  

Premium membership: it allows you to accumulate as much credit as you wish, with no expiration date. Furthermore, you will receive an additional non-cumulative credit of 30 minutes each month.  

With InterpretimeBank©, whenever you feel like practising, you just have to let the community know. All members with a relevant language combination will receive a notification. 

Once you have chosen a partner and finished the practice session, the built-in timer will automatically credit or debit your account with the appropriate time.

Practise. Give feedback. Repeat.


STRETCH GOAL

Just for backers: if we get to USD 10000 we will be sending you all a short video with advice and tips on some of the main issues we have encountered while working as freelance interpreters and translators: how to manage your time on hectic days, how to take care of your voice, how to make sure that interpreters don't go crazy during your presentations, how to deal with the fact that, since you work from home, you actually never leave the office...  

Which is the difference between basic and premium memberships?

 

 

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Who are we?  

We are a team of five interpreters who met while studying a Masters in Conference Interpreting in La Laguna, Tenerife. Knowing practice was key to keep up our interpreting skills, soon after graduating we realised that the interpreting world lacked a way to practise without having to physically travel to attend an interpreting practice group, workshop, or course. The solution was simple: creating an online community where interpreters from all over the world could meet up, listen to each other and exchange feedback, all from the comfort of their own homes. And thus InterpretimeBank© was born.  

 

 

Aline comes from a background in Dance Pedagogy and put the cherry on top with an MA in Conference Interpreting. She is a freelance interpreter accredited by the United Nations of Geneva and works from English and French into Spanish and from Spanish into English.  

Anna graduated in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Granada and continued to do an MA in Conference Interpreting in La Laguna. Her language combination is English, German and Russian into Spanish.

After working for years in the film industry, Lia moved on to study Translation and Interpreting in Barcelona and completed her education with an MA in Conference Interpreting. She currently combines filming jobs with interpreting assignments and translations. Her language combination includes German, English, French, Spanish and Catalan.    

Mónica studied Translation and Interpreting in Barcelona and complemented her BA with an MA in Conference Interpreting. She works as a full-time freelance translator and interpreter and is based in Berlin. Her language combination is English, French, Italian and Catalan into Spanish and Spanish into English and is looking to add German in the near future.  

Nuria studied Translation and Interpreting in Madrid and after working abroad for a while she moved back to Spain and successfully completed an MA in Conference Interpreting. She is based in Brussels, where she currently works as a freelance translator and interpreter. Her language combination is English, French, and Italian into Spanish, and Spanish into English.





 

 

Risks and challenges

The estimated dates in this project have taken into account any possible setbacks or delays we may run into during the creation and testing of the InterpretimeBank platform. If, for any unexpected reason, we have to delay the launch, we will keep our backers informed and offer them to cancel their pledges if they wish to do so.

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    Basic Membership

    60 minutes of credit to spend on InterpretimeBank© once the community is working.
    Plus an exclusive consecutive note-taking set (pad+pen).

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    Let's talk!

    Three hours of onine conversation lessons (beginner, intermediate and advanced) in Spanish, English, French, German or Russian to spend throughout a month. These three hours will need to be scheduled with the backer.

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    InterpretimeBank© Annual Premium membership, plus a consecutive note-taking set (pad+pen),

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    Five hour online public speaking workshop taught in English or Spanish by an expert Toastmaster.

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    EARLY BIRD Complete Pack

    Annual premium membership in InterpretimeBank.
    Plus a consecutive note-taking set (pad+pen).
    Plus a five hour online public speaking workshop taught in English or Spanish by an expert Toastmaster, plus a one on one consulting session.

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    Deluxe Pack

    Complete Pack reward (English or Spanish), plus a copy of the book "Being a Successful Interpreter: Adding Value and Delivering Excellence", signed by author Jonathan Downie.

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