Letter from the Editor

Let's get one thing clear: I have no problem recognising that people - and interpreters are clearly people - work to make money. In fact, I think it is so evident that it doesn't need repeating. I prefer to take the proposition a step further: interpreters are often underpaid.

Secrecy

Our predecessors, the founding fathers of the profession - and of AIIC - have left us a priceless legacy: the trust of those for whom we work, who know they can count on us to be discreet in all circumstances, and maintain secrecy forever.

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