I recently had the opportunity to talk with Shamus Sayed, the COO of Interpreters Unlimited, based in San Diego, California. Interpreters Unlimited, or IU as they are more commonly known, primarily provides in-person interpreting services in several states across the US.
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Maria S. Garcia completed her professional training and an ICR (practicum) before becoming certified in 2013. Hear how she made a difference in the life of a patient during her ICR, and her thoughts on interpreting.
Marisol Lomeli is a professional interpreter with expertise in simultaneous interpreting and she is also an instructor for InterpeterEd.com. Hear about some of her most challenging assignments, experiences and perspectives on a variety of issues including student success...
The Professional Linguist Perspective on Independent Contracting - Page 1 - About this Study Next to Page 2 - Report The Professional Linguist Perspective on Independent Contracting 05.10.2017 By: Richard Antoine, MIB/MBA Executive Director About this study: The language industry is generally described as a “cottage industry”, with the overwhelming majority of companies having less than 5 employees and less than $1,000,000 in revenue. For a number of years there has been increased scrutiny by government regulatory agencies. A significant number of companies have been audited and fined for relying primarily on independent contractors to perform the services [...]
The Professional Linguist Perspective on Independent Contracting - Page 2 - Report Back to About this Study Next to Survey Response Data Report Some in government view translators and interpreters as low-wage workers, commonly abused by employers who misclassify them as contractors in an effort to escape taxes. While this behavior happens in some cases, this study found little evidence to support the idea that this is an intentional and widespread behavior or that it is applicable to the mainstream of the language industry. Some government agencies are auditing language service providers and applying fines and [...]
The Professional Linguist Perspective on Independent Contracting - Page 3 - Survey Response Data Back to Report Survey Response Data State of Residence A total of 118 responses were received from the group of 927 professional linguists who were invited to participate in this study. The linguists were located in 25 states with the largest number of respondents being from California (43%), followed by Massachusetts (8.5%), Texas (5%) Florida (4%) and Ohio (4%) with the other states combined having slightly more than a third of the total respondents with 34.75%. State Percentage California 43.22% Massachusetts 8.47% Texas 5.08% [...]