Thank you for agreeing to be on my podcast! I am really looking forward to our conversation.

What we'll talk about

It really depends, actually. I will send you an email at the latest one day in advance with topics and, maybe, questions, I would like to cover in our episode. Usually, I am interested in your background, where you're from, and how you got into languages and, specifically, into interpreting. Were languages always present in your family, maybe? Was there a teacher who put you on the right track? That kind of thing.

After that, we'll talk in detail about a specific topic. Check out the earlier podcast episodes to hear what that sounds like:

How do we record?

First of all: I don't want to make you jump through hoops. What I do want is get the most out of our conversation in terms of audio quality, to make it worth our time. There's nothing worse than losing time because of audio issues, right?

Our tool for the conversation and the recording is called Zoom. If you've made Skype calls before, you'll feel right at home. It's also super-simple: I send you a link, you open it, the app opens and we get going. When we're done, Zoom provides me with the audio recording and I can start editing. Simple!

A few recording tips:

  • Before the interview, try to close doors and windows to avoid background noise.
  • Please use the best microphone or headset you have available. I'm not asking you to go out and buy one, don't worry. Even if it's just your smartphone headset, that's still better than using the built-in computer microphone because that will capture a lot of background noise and sound from the room you're in.
  • The interview is not broadcast live. We can always take a break and cut or edit bits afterwards. No pressure!

What happens after the recording?

I will edit the podcast and send it to you for feedback. I also write a little blog post to go with the audio that contains information about you and our conversation, plus interesting links about to you and to things we talk about. Feel free to suggest links and other content. I would also really appreciate if you could send me a nice photo of you that I can use for the post.

I really appreciate you taking the time!