Author Archives: Junying Kirk

About Junying Kirk

I came to Britain from China in 1988. I have worked as an academic, administrator, researcher, teacher and cultural consultant. When not travelling to Courts & Police stations as a professional interpreter, I enjoy reading & writing books, travelling the world and blogging about my adventures :). My 'Journey to the West' trilogy - 'The Same Moon', 'Trials of Life' and 'Land of Hope' - have been published on Amazon (both on Kindle and paperbacks), Smashwords and iBook. I live in Birmingham, UK with my husband.

When a #ProfessionalInterpreter Met a Prostitute

THE driver cut the engine and they waited below imposing church spires. All eyes were on the walkie-talkie, waiting for confirmation from the police officers watching the property in question. The adrenaline in the van was palpable. Pearl looked at … Continue reading

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What Makes an Effective Professional #Interpreter?

In the beginning of 2014, an agency I did occasional interpreting work for emailed me with an attachment titled Resolutions for Interpreters. That’s a first, I thought. No other agency has done anything of the like. Curious, I took a … Continue reading

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#Blogging: Its Peaks and Pitfalls – How Often Should I Blog?

Three years ago in March, shortly after I published my first book The Same Moon, I entered a new, strange yet oddly exhilarating phase in my life. A friend of mine, who was doing a Social Media MA course at … Continue reading

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Stunning #Slovenia (2) – #Ljubljana, #Piran and a Long Journey Home

Last week, I promised to share more of my wonderful exploration of Slovenia, tracing some of our footsteps across this beautiful country, including  such gems as Lake Bled and our scenic drive through the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. … Continue reading

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