Current Regional Secretary of the German Region of AIIC (since February 2017), Sarah King has been an active member of professional associations for a while. She has been an active member of AIIC since 2016 and a member of the German Association of Conference Interpreters (VKD) for many years.
She has degrees from TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Having started out an in-house translator and interpreter for the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) for the first three years of my career, she has been freelance ever since.
A fellow podcaster ("Wisdoms of the Pommes Buddha"), Sarah is currently living in Cologne, where she is a true all-weather cyclist and part-time control freak…
12 June 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.