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What starting public service interpreters in the EU should know about legislation : the case of Belgium and the Netherlands

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Abstract : The interpreting profe ssion weaves its way through a tangled web of legal provi sions. Especially in the areas of immigration, the court, the p olice or social services, third - party rights p lay an important role, and language assistance is needed to act following the law . Freelance i nterpreters are contracted. These interpreters have opt ed for entrepreneurship and private - law relation ships with their clients. T he public - law sphere , however , is very much a part of their activities , through their tra ining, certification, fees they earn , but also taxation . Due to growing professionalization , higher demands are being placed on interpreters . Requirements nowadays are muc h stricter than an oath of faithful translation . This paper discus se s what starting public service interpreters need to know about legal provisions wh en starting their career as entrepreneurs in Belgium and the Netherlands.
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public service interpreting, legal interpreting, degrees, regulation of the profession, contracts, Belgium, the Netherlands

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Vermeiren, Hildegard. “What Starting Public Service Interpreters in the EU Should Know about Legislation : The Case of Belgium and the Netherlands.” FITISPOS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, vol. 6, no. 1, Universidad de Alcalá, 2019, pp. 183–204.
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Vermeiren, H. (2019). What starting public service interpreters in the EU should know about legislation : the case of Belgium and the Netherlands. FITISPOS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 6(1), 183–204.
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Vermeiren, Hildegard. 2019. “What Starting Public Service Interpreters in the EU Should Know about Legislation : The Case of Belgium and the Netherlands.” FITISPOS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL 6 (1): 183–204.
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Vermeiren, Hildegard. 2019. “What Starting Public Service Interpreters in the EU Should Know about Legislation : The Case of Belgium and the Netherlands.” FITISPOS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL 6 (1): 183–204.
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Vermeiren H. What starting public service interpreters in the EU should know about legislation : the case of Belgium and the Netherlands. FITISPOS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL. 2019;6(1):183–204.
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H. Vermeiren, “What starting public service interpreters in the EU should know about legislation : the case of Belgium and the Netherlands,” FITISPOS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 183–204, 2019.
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The interpreting profe
ssion weaves its way through a 
tangled web of 
legal provi
sions. 
Especially in the areas of immigration, 
the 
court, 
the 
p
olice or social services, third
-
party rights p
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an important role, and language assistance is needed to act 
following the law
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Freelance i
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entrepreneurship  and 
private
-
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with their clients. T
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,
but also taxation
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professionalization
, 
higher demands are being placed
on interpreters
. Requirements nowadays are 
muc
h stricter than an 
oath  of  faithful  translation
. 
This  paper
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starting
public  service
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need 
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know  about  legal  provisions  wh
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