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Specialist Books and Resources for Interpreters and Translators

​In addition to delivering professional development, recertification and preparatory training services, Language Experts has a wide collection of current and relevant publications and reference materials on interpreting and translation from Australia and around the world. 

If you are a practicing or an aspiring interpreter and/or translator, you will benefit from the most informative and educational books and publications published in recent times in Australia and around the world. Two such books are our own Language Experts publications titled: 

A Training Handbook for Legal and Court Interpreters in Australia, by M.Vasilakakos, published in January 2015 and 
A Training Handbook for Health and Medical Interpreters in Australia, by M. Vasilakakos, published in November 2015.  

These two  publications are part of a series of training handbooks published by Language Experts specifically developed for interpreters working in the legal and court settings as well as the health and medical settings in Australia.     

Both books are original material developed to provide the trainee interpreter/translator with a quality professional development program which covers the fundamental and foundation professional principles, concepts, debates and issues current in the Australian interpreting and translation profession in general, and in interpreting and translation in legal and court settings as well as the health and medical settings in particular.

These professional development training publications are designed to give trainees a solid understanding of these principles, concepts, debates and issues, so that they may confidently apply them to the professional day to day practice.  

The author of the book, Mary Vasilakakos is a senior educator with extensive experience in Higher Education teaching, curriculum development and course design. She is a foundation member in the field of bilingual education in translating and Interpreting in Australia, having worked in this field since its inception in the late 1970's and early 1980's. She is also the co-author of the seminal textbook "Liaison Interpreting, a Handbook." The books are edited by Silvana Pavlovska. 

Language Experts publications are catalogued by the National Library in Canberra, Australia and each of the State Libraries around the country including the Parliamentary Libraries in the relevant states. The books are copyright and available in print and eBook format from Language Experts directly or from our book distributor About3.  

"A Training Handbook for Health and Medical Interpreters in Australia" is a surprisingly good book for interpreters. It gives me insights into the medical field as it is well researched and thoroughly easy to read" states Angela Lam, a practitioner in Mandarin and English languages.

To purchase the two Language Experts or other publications, please select  below.

If the book you are looking for is not listed below, please contact us via our Contact page on this website.

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In addition to "A Handbook for Legal and Court Interpreters in Australia" available for purchase are the following publications: ​ 

1. Community Language Interpreting-A Workbook, Jieun Lee and Adrian Buzo. ​ This most popular educational and reference book is an Australian publication written by prominent educators and practitioners of interpreting and translation is an excellent resource guide for trainees as well as practicing interpreters. The aim of this book is to help trainee interpreters in particular to develop their skills in community, business and official interpreting. It provides a broad range of practice options and may be used as a workbook, textbook, or self-study aid for students preparing for professional accreditation tests. 

2. In other Words, Mona Baker 2. Interpreter Policies, Practices and Protocols in Australian Courts   and Tribunals-A National Survey ​ 

3. A Practical Guide for Translators, Geoffrey Samuelsson-Browne 

4. Telephone Interpreting-A Comprehensive Guide to the Profession, Nataly Kelly 

5. Meaning based translation, a Guide to trans-cultural equivalence, Mildred L. Larson

 6. Forensic Translation: An Introduction to Forensic Translation Analysis, Ali Darwish ​  

Training handbook for legal and court interpreters
Telephone interpreting
Meaning based translation

Community Language Interpreting  A Workbook

Authors:   Jieun Lee and Adrian Buzo

Publisher: The Federation Press

Date Published: 2009

Genre: Translating and Interpreting

ISBN:   978-1-86287-746-7

Fee Including GST $80.50

Training handbook for Health and Medical Interpreters in Australia

A Training Handbook for Legal and Court Interpreters in Australia 

Author:   Mary Vasilakakos

Publisher: Language Experts  

Date Published: 2015

Genre: Interpreting , Translation and Teaching

ISBN: 978-0-9925873-0-7

Discounted Fee Including GST $40.00 + $16.50 postage & handling

Telephone Interpreting A Comprehensive Guide to the Profession

Author:  Nataly Kelly

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

Date Published: 2008

Genre: Translating and Interpreting

ISBN:   978 1425 185015

Discounted Fee Including GST $35.00 + $16.50 postage and handling

Fee Including GST $80.50 + $16.50 ​postage & handling

Fee Including GST $95.00 + $14.50 ​postage & handling


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Professional Development

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Exam Preparation

Preparation for Recognized, Provisional and /or Certified Interpreter or Translator exams, PD points and practice Tests​​

A Training Handbook for Health and Medical Interpreters in Australia 

​​Author: Mary Vasilakakos

Publisher: Language Experts 

Date Published: 2015

Genre: Interpreting , Translation and Teaching

ISBN: 978-0-992587321 (paperback)

Meaning-Based Translation A Guide to Cross-Cultural Equivalence

Author:  Mildred L. Larson

Publisher: University Press of America, Inc. 

Date Published: 1998

Genre: Language,Translation and Interpreting

ISBN:   978-0-7618-0971-5

Fee Including GST $ 80.00 + $14.50 postage and handling

In Other Words

Author:  Mona Baker

Publisher: Routledge

Date Published: 2011

Genre: Translating and Interpreting

ISBN:   978-0- 415-46754-4

Fee Including GST $95.00

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