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Linda“I’m a Florida court certified interpreter working freelance.  That means that I do civil law, not criminal (staff interpreters handle criminal court), although there are times when I do get to go to jail to help attorneys communicate with their clients.  I work mostly in state courts including civil, family, and workers compensation courts, but have also worked in federal civil court.

 A few years ago on my first court assignment, I found myself in court having to speak to three plaintiffs in simultaneous mode.  I was expected to speak softly enough not to interfere with the proceedings but loudly enough for them to hear me.  I didn’t have any equipment and found that modulating my voice to let all three plaintiffs hear me without disturbing the attorney next to them was a bit tricky.  I immediately saw the need for equipment, but being a newbie, let it go until I was in another courtroom with a plaintiff who had been injured. For me to be able to speak to him (again, without interfering with the proceedings) I spent three hours stretched over a table (some of the workers compensation courtrooms have limited space). Needless to say, my back reminded me for the following week that I shouldn’t have worked in that position!  And I can tell you that that experience convinced me that equipment wasn’t optional, it was mandatory for court.

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Gio“I love my job. At times I actually feel like an actress: today I am a hairdresser, tomorrow the Attorney General, next week a physician leading a WHO research team or simply a businessman… The surprises never cease.

Preparing myself is always a challenge, and one of the most exciting parts of an interpreter’s job. I need to make sure that my body is well – my vocal chords are healthy, no sinus problems, etc. I also have to learn a new set of words related to my assignment which means research, glossary development, talking with my booth partner to agree on terminology, for example.

After all this preparation, a trip, usually followed by a short and restless night sleep, and a hurried breakfast the last thing I need is to have to learn a complex set of commands and buttons when I enter the booth. And I have worked with many different ones, even some held together by tape.

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When our church was looking for a translation equipment, we searched everywhere, looked for referrals, until we found Enersound. From the first time we became a customer, we have been very happy with the quality of service every time. Monica Guelman has been such a blessing to work with every time. She always has the answers to our church needs.

The equipment we purchased at Enersound has been great quality and durable. We greatly recommend Enersound for your translation and communication needs

I ordered a TSC-5 5-Person Portable Tour-guide System on a Friday afternoon and got a tracking # within 20 minutes. The product was delivered from FL to IN by Monday. The first order met my needs, so we ordered 5 more for our business. We received a personal phone call almost immediately from the company checking on a specific point about our order. The actual product is outstanding. It worked perfectly for a tour for new employees (during the time of physical distancing) in a large manufacturing facility.

The employees could hear the tour guide throughout the entire facility and were able to be engaged and get a lot of value. Without this purchase, they would have heard nothing. Absolutely recommend. We will reorder from this company as needed.