A career as an Interpreter

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A Career as an Interpreter…

When it’s time to choose a career there are plenty of options available.  The most beneficial career choice will combine your skills with your personal interests and passions.

Do you enjoy languages and cultures?  Then if you enjoy other languages and different cultures, a career as an Interpreter will be ideal for you.

To become a Professional Interpreter you need to know the different ways to effectively interpret and translate from one language to another.

You need to learn all the “good, bad, and evil”


This industry is great, but you must learn all the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the industry!

Now, to become an interpreter or translator it takes more than just “speaking a second language”… You need;

  1. Fluency in at least two or more languages (including English) – this is an essential skill for the role of an Interpreter.
  2. Learn about how to become a professional Interpreter in medical, legal, etc.
    1. This will set you apart as a professional, but more importantly, it will create a greater demand for your services.
  3. Understand that some agencies may require a bachelor’s degree, certification, etc and so much more…

This career offers a multitude of job opportunities because there are different industries for which interpretation and translation are needed and in today’s multicultural, business world, the demand for language interpreters is growing and the need for more professional interpreters increases each day. So Get Trained!

Things to ponder: Many companies may employ language interpreters in either part-time or full-time capacity; however, many interpreters choose to be self-employed because it allows them to provide services to a wide range of industries.

It’s expected that with the progression of time, job opportunities in this field will definitely exceed the national average, causing an increase in salary and charges for interpreting services. And, it’s important to know that the greatest benefit of this market growth will be to those interpreters who specialize in certain services, languages, as well as those that are trained or certified!

What is your Role as a Professional Interpreter?  Do you know?

To start and grow your career as a Professional Interpreter, you need to know your role as an interpreter; Yes, you need to know your Roles, the Do’s and Don’ts of the industry, as well as enhancing cross-cultural communication because the basic concept of interpretation and translation goes far beyond the simple conversion of one language into the next.

Now, while interpreting and translating words and sentences is essential, it is also your responsibility to relay the existing concept and, if necessary, the meaning of those words between the two languages.

It is important to ensure that all parties understand and not just hear the words in their own language. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the subject matter as well as how the subject matter relates in both languages is very essential (terminology), so YES! KEY TIP: LEARN THE TERMINOLOGY!.

Along with all of these duties, a professional interpreter should also be very sensitive to each and every culture associated with any language. Last, but not least CONFIDENTIALITY is a MUST!

Get Trained and Learn the Steps needed to Start a Succesful Career and How to #EarnYourWorth

Harvey Mackay once said, “Find something to do that you love and you will never work a day in your life”



Benefits offered by Elite Services 4 You

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Spanish Interpreting and Translation Services
Professional Experienced Spanish Interpreter & Translator




What is Interpreting?

Interpreting refers to the conversion or idea generally in oral form from a source language into the target language. However, this task comes with lots of challenges and requires lots of skills in order to carry out this task successfully.

Therefore, the services of IL Interpreters NOW Elite Services 4 You are required in this case.

What I offer?

The services offered by  IL Interpreters NOW Elite Services 4 You are associated with plenty of benefits.

First of all, it promotes the exchange of language and culture from one to another. People with different cultures and different backgrounds can easily communicate with each other with the help of interpreters. This, in turn, promotes and encourages greater cultural exchange. Interpreters offer tremendous benefits to travelers who are frequently associated with traveling from one place to another.

With the abilities of interpretation along with geographical barriers, they can also overcome cultural barriers.  We are that “Bridge in Communication”

Bridge in communication


What I do?

There are many companies that offer efficient and effective services and one of them is us, IL Interpreters NOW Elite Services 4 You. This industry not only earns good revenue but at the same time, it proves to be a good source of revenue for many other companies.

It facilitates different companies to form an international client base and thereby facilitate the growth and development of the business. With the effective socio-political exchange, it can also prove to be a great employment opportunity for many youths across the country.

Interpreting Benefits.

Apart from the promotion of trade, it has also facilitated different commercial activities; the transfer of technologies from one country to another, and even promotion of tourism, and culture across the world. This, in turn, has resulted in huge economic benefits not only to the source country but to the target country, as well.

Thus, it can be seen that in today’s date, there are plenty of benefits offered by the Elite Services 4 You The interpreters not only make a good source of job opportunities for themselves but at the same time, they can also get the benefit of traveling from one country to another, city to another, or state to another.  Bottom line there are so many opportunities for Interpreters!

The first-hand access to cultures and exchanges can really be beneficial for all. 

So, if you are bilingual and want to enter this wonderful world of Interpreting, then I invite you to sing up for my “Introduction to Interpreting”…Get Trained and Learn the Ins/Outs of the Business and Interpreting World!

If your a business and is in need of a Professional Interpreter or Translator please feel free to visit my website.




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After working as a Corporation under Hispanic Services Interpreters in early 2000 and ONLY catering to the Hispanic Community I decided in 2005 to re-brand and change my name to International Language Interpreters, Inc dba IL Interpreters and expanding my services and offering over 100 languages worldwide.

Things were booming, jobs were created (hired 8+ full-time employees), trained and contracted hundreds and thousands of interpreters, everyone was working, things were GREAT, the business was great and then…!

S*** happens!

In 2006/2007 unbeknownst to me (not knowing) that the economy was on the verge of collapsing my business started to suffer!

There were budget cuts, not being paid by insurance companies, or general businesses, businesses closing, etc.  And, at the time, unfortunately, 90% of my business was with the State, County and Insurance Companies! I had made the mistake that I said I would NEVER make “put all my eggs in 1 basket”.

So, despite the decrease in payments and work I tried and tried to keep up float to make ends meet, to make things right, but just like many businesses I, unfortunately, was unable to continue because I wasn’t being paid, the business slowed down and I since I didn’t have investors, angel investors, and no longer had equity in my home things got to the point that we were literally “robbing Peter to pay Paul”; we had to lay off 8 Full-Time employees and; we could no longer pay our bills, my interpreters, my health started to diminish,  interpreters started to bash me, and to make matters worse, I was dealing with a bad pregnancy, my son in a body cast (due to femur fracture, my father slowly dying of Glioblastoma, almost losing my home, and to make it worse, I was still recovering from an auto accident and unfortunately I made the decision to shut down my business!

At the time I was sad, disappointed, hurt, I went through a bad depression, I was so miserable, in pain, just suffering so much due to all these horrible circumstances, but…I #nevergiveup

After a few years of major struggles and the closing of the Corporation and going through all the devastating events – years later the economy started to pick up and it started to get better!

Now, during this time frame, I didn’t stop #hustling I continued to do what I love; “Interpreting and Translation, Training, and Coaching” and was ready to #BossUpandRise

So for the last couple of years, I continued to provide services in both English<>Spanish.  I continued to receive calls from some of my loyal customers (and those that survived the crash) requesting services and for “other languages and services”, but I decided I would NOT provide these services any longer, so to avoid these calls and since I had made the decision to no longer offer services in “Other Languages” in 2014.

So, I decided to Re-Brand Myself, so that I could just reflect my own personal services in my own language.

So, here I am providing services to my customers and adding these additional services to make up for the “other languages”, I’ve decided to include the following services in English <>Spanish.

These services include but are NOT limited to:

  • Interpreting Services

  • Translation Services

  • Transcription Services

  • Over the Phone Interpreting Services

  • Virtual Administrative Bilingual Services

  • B2B Referral Marketing services

  • Referral Services for the Hispanic Community and Limited English Speakers

  • Training and Coaching for aspiring Interpreters and Entrepreneurs
  • Health and Beauty products through Herbalife #1 Healthy On the Go Meals…

I’ve also been working very hard to provide you with an easy to use website specific to your service needs “All In One”.

I’ve been working on my website for over 8 months and I’ve finally completed the site!

Please visit the links for information regarding my services and this wonderful industry, products, and services. I will continue to post articles, information relevant to Elite Services 4 You Products and Services and the language service industry.

Hope you enjoy my site and stay tuned for more information, news, and updates…Happy 2016!!!



Online Learning ~ Idiomatic Expressions

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Excellent Lesson & online learning for all persons interested in becoming a Professional Interpreter.  Language Interpreting takes thorough learning and understanding of the language.  Just because you speak a second language it doesn’t mean you are now an “Interpreter or Translator”…It takes a lot of training, skills, self study, and knowing and understanding the language both in English and the Target language, but also knowing the Culture.

Watch this brief video about Idiomatic Expressions… How many of you know these expressions?


Are you looking to start your own business

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Are you looking to start your own Interpreting or Translation or General business?


First and foremost keep in mind that starting a business is NOT EASY, but it’s also NOT IMPOSSIBLE!  If you have the right mindset, ideas, planning in place – you can be very successful!

  1. Do you have an idea, concept, service or product that you want to sell?
  2. Have you done research and know what you need to put this idea to work?
  3. Have you taken into account all the ups/downs, cash flow problems that may arise with a business?  If not, it is important to be prepared for the ups and downs and especially the “cash flow” that can break your business!
  4. Do you have a; business plan, strategic plan, etc…in place?  If not, I will provide you with all the resources to make sure that you get all your licensing, permits, insurance, etc…in place!

Well, I Invite you to Check Out my Video and Learn More about Entrepreneurship and Starting a Business

Spanish Interpreting and Translation Services

Now, if your looking to Starting an Interpreting and Translation business then this is a whole new “ball game” it’s NOT EASY, but again it’s NOT IMPOSSIBLE!  

First and foremost you have to know the industry, you have to know if you are able and experienced to do both.  You have to find your nitch, your target market…It takes more than just knowing a “second language” to be a “Professional Interpreter / Translator”

Many interpreters and translators forget the important things about the business.  They forget that if you are a “Freelance Interpreter / Translator” based on the City, State, County that you live in, you are required to:

  • Invest in a business license
  • Obtain liability and errors and omissions insurance
  • Establish a contract/agreement for your services
  • Have a little sales and marketing experience in order to market your self
  • Some basic accounting experience in order to properly invoice and collect for your services
  • These are just a few key points that many “Freelancers” forget to obtain.

Follow my blog and learn more about the do’s and don’ts of this billion dollar industry, so that you don’t end up like “the other guy”…Not adhering to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.


Learn how to become a “Professional Language Interpreter / Translator”


Daily Life

Who am I? Faviola Valencia – Aranda Business Coach, Spanish Interpreter, and Business Coach

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Hello my name is Faviola Valencia – Aranda,

Who am I?  About Me?
Who am I? About Me?

I’m the owner of (Elite Services 4 You) I’m a Professional Freelance Spanish Interpreter, Translator, Business Coach, Interpreter Trainer, Virtual Administrative Assistant, and B2B Marketing service provider.

I have a background of over 15+ years of experience working in several different executives, administrative and office positions, including construction, restaurants, hospitality, warehouse, law firms, real estate, sales and marketing, and general businesses.
I was born in beautiful Uruapan Michoacan Mexico. I was brought to this country at the early age of 3 or 4 and spent most of my life in San Jose, Ca. We had the opportunity to move to Beautiful Sacramento Ca and we have lived here since 1996.
I’ve been happily married for over 25 years and have 4 beautiful and wonderful school-aged boys and baby girl.  I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my family, camping, researching and I love to work!
For the past 25+ years, I’ve been assisting friends, family and small businesses “bridge the gap in communication”.
Background: I started working at a very young, helped run my fathers Upholstery business, then became the Office Manager of a New Construction Clean up company, then we decided to move to Sacramento in 2000.
By 2000, I decided to put my Vision and Mission into play and became the Founder, President / CEO of one of the largest Interpreting and Translation Corporations in the Sacramento area.
I’ve recently partnered with Prestige, a reputable Legal Marketing, and Focus Group organization while continuing to help small and large businesses with all there administration and marketing business needs.
I take great pride in what I do and I put 110% efforts into a successful business. For over 15 years I’ve been continuously attending webinars, local seminars, and obtaining certifications to improve and broaden my services in order to meet my customer’s needs.
Being Self Employed / Entrepreneur allows me to work part-time or full-time, to set my own schedule, and to take charge of my work, as well as taking care of my business as a Mom and Wife, which is very important to me.  I am extremely dependable, reliable, friendly and always eager to learn, and motivated to get the job done right the first time – NO EXCEPTIONS!
I’m always looking into ways to improve myself and learn more about each industry, so I enjoy researching, taking new classes, going to seminars in order to enhance my work capabilities and skills so that my clients can get the best Virtual Assistant in the market.  
If you are looking for a dedicated, professional, responsible bilingual and excellent Language Service Provider, Business Coach, Interpreter Trainer, Virtual Assistant, B2B Legal Marketing service provider – look no more, I’m here to assist you!