Professor Mikkelson is a state and federally certified court interpreter, and is accredited by the American Translators Association. She has been a consultant to court interpreter regulatory and training entities such as the California Judicial Council and the National Center for State Courts, and has written several books on court and medical interpreting. She is a member of the American Translators Association, the National Association of Judiciary Translators and Interpreters, the California Court Interpreters Association, and the Conference of Interpreter Trainers.
Adventures in Online Learning: Introduction to Medical Interpreting, ATA Chronicle (2002)
Interpreter Ethics: A Review of the Traditional and Electronic Literature, Interpreting: International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting (2000)
Course Profile: Relay Interpreting: A Solution for Languages of Limited Diffusion?, The Translator (1999)
Clients of public service agencies are often speakers of minority languages or languages of limited...
Fundamentals of Court Interpretation: Theory, Policy, and Practice (with Roseann Dueñas González and Victoria F. Vásquez) (2012)
The Interpreter's Companion: In Which Are Brought Together Several Glossaries of Useful Terminology for the Spanish-English/English-Spanish Court Interpreter (1993)
Contributions to Books
Evolving Views of the Court Interpreter's Role: Between Scylla and Charybdis, Crossing Borders in Community Interpreting: Definitions and Dilemmas (2008)
Training for Certification: A Holistic Approach to an Interpreter Certification Program at Language Line Services (with Danyune Geertsen and Nataly Romero), Proceedings of the Forty-First Annual Conference of the American Translators Association (2000)
Language Line Services has developed a program that incorporates a holistic approach to interpreter certification....
Orientation Workshops for Interpreters of All Languages: How to Strike a Balance between the Ideal World and Reality (with Hanne Mintz), The Critical Link: Interpreters in the Community : Papers from the First International Conference on Interpreting in Legal, Health and Social Service Settings (1997)
The Professionalization of Community Interpreting, Global Visions: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association (1996)
Community interpreting, which includes court and medical interpreting, is following the typical pattern of a...
On the Horns of a Dilemma: Accuracy vs. Brevity in the Use of Legal Terms by Court Interpreters, Translation and the Law (1995)
Review of Wadensjö, Cecilia; Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta; and Nilsson, Anna-Lena, The Critical Link 4: Professionalisation of interpreting in the community. Selected papers from the 4th International Conference on Interpreting in Legal, Health and Social Service Settings, Stockholm, Sweden, 20-23 May 2004, Interpreting: International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting (2008)
Review of Valero Garcés, Carmen and Mancho Barés (eds.): Tradución e interpretación en los servicios públicos, Interpreting: International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting (2005)
This review encompasses both a CD containing the proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on...