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Keep up to date with the latest tips, events and news from the interpretation world and TikkTalk’s open marketplace.

TikkTalk reaching new heights in 2017

A lot happened with TikkTalk in 2017. So, even though 2018 is already well under way, we're allowing ourselves a look back at last year. Municipalities, hospitals and many others all across Norway have started using TikkTalk over the past 12 months. You...

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Life as a TikkTalker

In recent years, Esraa Alezy Groven has gone from working as a programmer and project manager, to a full-time interpreter.   - I'm very pleased with TikkTalk, and it makes my life easier! For those who are planning a career as an interpreter, read 7 tips...

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Thoughts of a qualified interpreter

Educated interpreters often experience the industry from another angle. The interpretation agencies' battle to send the cheapest interpreters has its impact on those who are educated and who want to build a career within interpretation.   It's a rainy...

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7 Tips for Planning a Career as an Interpreter

Planning a career as an interpreter? Here is what you should consider! You love languages. You have relatives who speak two or more languages, you're bicultural, and you have strong ties to a specific country. Or, you just love the challenge of meeting new people and...

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The importance of a good TikkTalk profile

A TikkTalk profile is the most important tool you have when reaching out to an user of interpreter services. You might have a LinkedIn profile showcasing all your work experience, and a TikkTalk profile has the same purpose: It shows who you are, and what services you...

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Challenges of a police interpreter

Imagine a crime scene where the involved parties do not understand each other. When police officers faced with such a crime scene have to take a statement, interview a victim or suspect, or share news with a victim’s family, they often need specially trained and...

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A normal day at the TikkTalk office

TikkTalk consists of seven full time employees, including the three founders, Gautam Chandna, Rodney Boot og Jørn Mikalsen. The rest of the team consists of 13 consultants and part time workers. At the moment, we also have an intern staying with us for three months. A...

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9 Tips for Being Professional on Video

In today’s world of advancing technology, the days of simple phone calls are ending. Business calls, meetings, doctors’ visits, job interviews and even interpretation sessions often take place on video. But how do you maintain professionalism and make a good...

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Qualification levels for interpreters

Norwegian Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi) TikkTalk verifies all information about education and authorisation based on the guidelines made by the Norwegian Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi). IMDi grants a state certification letter to...

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How to work effectively with an interpreter

Due to the internationalisation of daily life and business, the likelihood that you will need the services of a professional interpreter is growing every day. This is why it is essential to know how to work with them effectively in order to gain the most benefit.  ...

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Open house at Oslo Science Park

On Thursday 2 February, Oslo Science Park is opening its doors. Across six floors, the park hosts some of Norway's most exciting tech companies and research institutions. As one of the park's growing tech startups, TikkTalk will speak at the event. We have long been...

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Meet Aman, our community manager

Aman is TikkTalk's community manager. Aman previously worked as an interpreter, and was also an active user of interpretation services during his time running an asylum reception centre in Otta, Norway. Here, Aman tells a bit more about himself and shares his tips for...

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Meet Skiwo’s new employee Mohamad Kenas

We from Skiwo would like to introduce our new employee Mohamad Kensas from Syria, who will support the team as interpreter and quality assurance tester. In the following, you find a short interview about his flight from Syria to Norway, the challenges he encountered...

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TikkTalk’s 2016 in numbers

It’s been a great first year for TikkTalk. We founded the company in February, went to market in July, and saw huge growth by December. It’s not easy being a tech company in a mostly non-tech industry, but we think we are doing well so far with changing the face of...

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Frokostmøte: Hva betyr ny tolke-teknologi for deg?

Velkommen til frokostmøte for tolker – med foredrag av professor Barry Slaughter Olsen via videolink Sted: Forskningsparken, Oslo Tid: Onsdag 14. desember, kl. 8:30 til kl. 10 – frokostservering fra 8.00 Meld deg på i skjemaet til høyre TikkTalk er en nystartet...

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E-Health in Norway 2016: Meet TikkTalk

Today and tomorrow, we will be exhibiting our TikkTalk platform at the E-Health in Norway Future Health (EHiN FH) 2016 conference in Oslo Spektrum. Come and talk to us about how interpretation technology can improve healthcare. EHiN Future Health is Norway’s biggest...

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Techfugees Oslo 2016: Skiwo makes top three

After an inspiring weekend at Techfugees Oslo, Skiwo’s contribution – SkiwoGO – made it into the event’s top three projects. Competing with 11 other projects, we pitched SkiwoGo on Sunday afternoon for a jury consisting of, among others, the CEO of kolonial.no, Karl...

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The role of court interpreters

Imagine you are involved in an accident in a foreign country and summoned to court.  You are being asked about your whereabouts, actions, or involvement but you cannot understand the questions and therefore are unable to honestly explain what happened and advocate for...

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Importance of medical interpreters

The world is becoming more and more connected. No matter where we go these days, we meet people from all over the world with different cultural backgrounds. Whether it is a visitor on holiday, an exchange student, an expatriate or an immigrant, we encounter people...

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Privacy and security via hub assignments

Some interpretation sessions may require a level of confidentiality that virtual sessions may not provide. For example, if a medical or legal business has a meeting that needs to be very private.That's why, in addition to Skiwo’s efficient solutions for providing...

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How Skiwo video interpretation assignments work

Interpretation over video is fast and easy. Using video to run your interpretation assignments means you can work from home, save on travel time and schedule more assignments. With Skiwo, interpretation assignments can be conducted right in your web browser, on your...

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Launch of mobile app for Android

It has been over a month since we launched Skiwo and we’ve been working hard to make it even better. We are a transparent and open service that connects interpreters with those in need. We want to bring interpretation services to everyone from anywhere. And since...

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Become an interpreter on Skiwo

Are you an interpreter? Would you like to set your own fee and work from anywhere? If you answered yes to both of these questions, being an interpreter on Skiwo is for you! Skiwo is an open digital platform where businesses can seek interpreters for their...

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Growing interpretation community since launch

Can you imagine that we launched Skiwo about a month ago and we already support 14 different languages? That’s an absolutely amazing effort thanks to all the interpreters who have signed up so far. It’s great to see so many skilled and caring people involved! If you...

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Norway’s first open marketplace for interpreters

We are proud to announce that Norway’s first online open marketplace for interpreters “Skiwo” has seen the light of day. Our focus from day one has been the people who would use Skiwo, both the interpreters and customers. But also the people who need an interpreter to...

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