Become an Interpreter
I'm Bilingual can I Become an Interpreter?
The simple answer is YES, YOU CAN!
BUT…Yes, there’s a BUT…
- Are you bilingual?
- Love working with people?
- Want to travel?
- Do you speak a second language
- Want to be your own boss?
If you answered YES, then, this career may be just for you!
But before I get to the “nitty-gritty” let me tell you how grateful and fortunate I am to have found this wonderful career!
One day I was at the hospital when I saw a girl speaking to a doctor/patient in (English and second language) and I became curious. I waited patiently until she was done before approaching her.
I walked up to her and asked her “what type of job do you have, it’s very interesting?”
She said, “well thank you – I’m a medical interpreter.” With no time to waste, I said thank you and I walked away…
I went home and did my research I didn’t know much about the industry, but I knew a lot about business and I took the “Leap of Faith”.
I made me some home-made flyers, business cards promoted myself and 3 months later, I was in business providing services to Law Firms, Hospitals, Insurance Agencies, and more!
16+ yrs later here I am still in business, still providing services to all my loyal customers and in business on my own.
So, if you’re like me an Interpreter who knows about the Interpreter Role vs. Bilingual Advocate and:
- Who speaks a second language
- Wants to be your own boss
- Loves to work with people and;
- Loves to help people and;
- Wants to travel
Because remember that when you go into business for yourself, you need to have some; sales, marketing, administrative experience, etc experience…
But even if you don’t have any of the above, no problem, I will teach you!
When you take my training you will learn all the “Good, Bad, and Evil” the “Do’s and Don’ts” of Business.
I am confident that if you follow my steps, my strategies, plans you will be in business for yourself making an additional $500+ and up working part-time!
“every income varies and it is based on how many agencies you’re registered with, your availability and your per hour rate”...#EarnYourWorth
Remember “Just because you “Speak a Second Language, it doesn’t make you a Professional Interpreter“
AVOID the RISK Don’t put yourself, or the lives of others at risk, just because you think you can do the job of an Interpreter!
So, if you want a successful career as an interpreter, then be ethical and ask questions even when agencies don’t ask them!
They will call you and ask you – Example: Are you available for a Legal assignment? You, “yes!”…
Now, did you ask the right questions; what type of assignment, such as Deposition, Mediation, Arbitration, Medical Evaluation, Trials, etc…
If you didn’t ask and they didn’t tell you, then you ARE NOW NOT ONLY putting yourself, your business at RISK, but you are also putting the Limited English Speaker case, or his/her life at RISK!
Because if it’s an agricultural injury case and you have NEVER had training with agricultural terminology, legal terms then most likely, you will not be able to successfully interpret this case!
Because even Certified Interpreters ARE NOT KNOWLEDGEABLE with all TERMINOLOGY, SUBJECT MATTERS!
***Agencies claim to train, assess interpreters skills before putting them to work, but as a previous business owner, agency, independent contractor; I personally will tell you that is a LIE!!!***
Agencies will CONTRACT ANYONE just to fill an assignment not taking into consideration the RISK that this can bring to both the Interpreter and more importantly the Patient/Client/Limited English Speaker!!!
If the client is NOT ASKING you for details of the assignment, then I can almost guarantee you that they will send you “just any interpreter”…
Interpreters, Potential Interpreters this career is very rewarding, ONLY if you are truthful about your skills, qualifications!
Learn the Basics of Interpreting – the Do’s and Don’ts, Pre-Post introduction, Positioning, Code of Ethics, and more!!!
No other training will provide you with hands-on experience, but my training will!!!
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