Since the certification of medical/healthcare interpreters was established, thousands of interpreters have sought and received a credential. All of us at InterpreterEd.com are proud of our leading role in training this new generation of interpreters. But more changes are coming in the interpreting industry.
Have you thought about using the freelance marketplace website Upwork to look for interpreting or translating work? A translator colleague of ours, Dania Habib, tried the site. Here’s what she experienced with the first contract she landed.
One of our instructors, Marisol Lomeli, CHI™-Spanish, gives some insight into what our medical interpreter training course and the medical interpreting profession are like.
We strongly encourage all medical interpreters who are freelancers / self-employed / independent contractors (i.e., sole proprietors of their interpreting business) to get an EIN.
We all know that prices are going up—that’s inflation—but what do the inflation rates mean for us? It means we have to make changes.
Signing a contract with a new client is usually a good thing, but many interpreters approach it with a mixture of fear and confusion. I constantly advise interpreters to review contracts calmly and take the time to think through each section, including the recitals and signature block.
Most interpreters get nervous when they think about negotiating with an agency (language services company). Of course, you want to make as much money as possible, but you are often told a number that seems low. Approaching the discussion is easier with knowledge and planning.
One of the most frequent questions we get is how to become a certified medical interpreter in the U.S. The process involves first getting trained in medical interpreting, then getting certified.
Her role model in life is her mom, who has endured big challenges to send her daughter to the best schools the family could afford in Afghanistan. Masiha owes it to her mom that she has become the dedicated, hard-working person she wanted to be. Her mom worked for Care International, one of many agencies working in Afghanistan.
I like this time of the year as the world seems to slow down, at least a little. Christmas is a big reason for this in the U.S., but there are several other observances at this time of year where people traditionally take time to reflect and be with family. There’s a lot going on in the world right now with ...