COSINES Pi: A Vision
Marklen E. KONURBAEV
Patron of COSINES Pi
Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Dear friends and colleagues!
Welcome to the Second International Contest of Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpreters COSINES Pi at the Lomonosov Moscow State University!
Every year we try to improve our professional contest of interpreters and add more aspects and activities to a mere show of excellence. We hope to turn our platform into a vibrant spot of communication between everyone who may be interested in oral interpretation as an art, trade, exercise or academic endeavor.
In 2017, COSINES Pi was designed as ‘Mind Olympics’ which intended to recapitulate the importance of the natural endowment that every interpreter, arguably, possesses from birth. It was a display of fitness and brilliance in exercising one’s memory, erudition, power of concentration, articulation clarity, linguistic propensity. And we all loved what we saw and heard in the lecture halls of Moscow State University, on our website, YouTube and social networks.
This year’s goal is vaster and more ambitious. We aim to establish the ‘The Support Service for Interpreter’s Professional Reputation’. We’ll seek ways to upkeep and tarnish your professional standing – reliable ways to keep you ‘high on the tide’ in the eyes of the market and the customer wherever you go, work and travel. Professional network and personal accounts are being developed for your convenience on our web site, and expert criteria are being developed for reputation endorsement service. We hope to make it a regular practice for all of us and support your good name and professional status in the eyes of your potential peers and clientele.
The purest treasure mortal times afford
Is spotless reputation: that away,
Men are but gilded loam or painted clay.
Shakespeare: Richard II: Act 1, Scene 1
Traditionally your professional reputation is passed on by word of mouth through the interpreters who know you quite well and who can recommend you to an employer. The reputation of the recommender also needs support of this kind. But who will support you when none of your peers is immediately available? And who will support your reputation for the customer who, as things might be, has little trust in the peer who recommended you?
To this end, COSINES Pi establishes the Board of Independent Experts that will include the most trusted and highly respectable interpreters, businessmen, academics and leading educational institutions whose task will be to endorse a professional reputation of every applicant either during the regular annual events, like COSINES Pi or at any time throughout the year. Every applicant will request individual expertise through his or her personal account at COSINES Pi and may then use the Endorsement to support the existing reputation in the eyes of the customer.
Interpreter’s personal account at COSINES Pi is the key platform for our trade where contacts are made, glossaries exchanged, calendars displayed, business deals struck, new job engagements are made and – most importantly – reviews, feedbacks and references are collected and then endorsed by the Board of Experts.
So, participate, open your personal accounts at COSINES Pi to get access to the events, rich resources of the trade and your peers; collect the most valuable information and client feedback on your past and current achievements. Be a part of the new development that will make your success more meaningful and appreciated’!
Synchronize with COSINES Pi now!