Karin Walker, who graduated from the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, began her career by working as an in-house translator and interpreter, then went freelance 16 years ago.
She has been an active member of AIIC since 2007 as well as a member of the German Association of Conference Interpreters (VKD) since 2011. She also joined the VKD Executive Board in 2015 and was elected Chair in January of 2018.
An amateur musician, Karin has found her home in Bonn, along with her neurotic cat and is still madly in love with her job.
June 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
Why should conference interpreters care about joining an interpreting specific association? What can associations do for the interpreters, but also vice versa: How can conference interpreters contribute to a productive life in associations?
To discuss this very timely and important topic, the Troublesome Terps are joined by Sarah King, Secretary of the German Region of AIIC, and Karin Walker, Chair of the German Association of Conference Interpreters (VKD).
Together, we discuss why it is absolutely worth joining an association, why wer are stronger together and talk about some very interesting projects, that AIIC and VKD have been working on, some of them even representing a collaboration between two of the largest conference interpreting associations.