A Day in the Life of an Interpreter

Being an Interpreter is very demanding

Requires a set of language skills, experience, dicipline and more


Starting a career as a professional interpreter requires more than just speaking a second language.  It takes years of experience, training, discipline, hard work and so much dedication and so much more.


Many “interpreters,” think that doing this job is easy and that all you need is to be bilingual and let me tell you that it is so far from the truth!  Now, I say “bilingual” is the first step and stepping stone to start a career as an interpreter, but there’s so much more to it in order to be a GOOD, PROFESSIONAL AND TRAINED INTERPRETER!


Let me tell you as a professional interpreter who’s been in business for over 20 years this job as rewarding as it may be, it doesn’t get easier.


A day in the life of an Interpreter can be very rewarding but also very challenging.

  • My day starts early every day and can end very late at times.
  • I travel and I’m on the road 3-5 days out of the week and sometimes overnight
  • My assignments vary from 30min assignments to 12-hour days
  • They vary from regular day-to-day appointments to low crime to even murder 
  • Often times my appointments are good and happy endings to stressful and emotional situations that are very difficult to cope with, but we must fulfill the task at hand regardless of our personal feelings.


So remember that being bilingual is the start but there’s so much to learn in this industry!


So, if you’re like many who are bilingual and would like to start a career in Interpreting, but don’t know how?

  1. What are the hours of an interpreter?
  2. What type of settings?
  3. Is this Freelance or Employee?
  4. Is it professional, casual?
  5. How do you find jobs as an interpreter?
  6. How long does it take to become a professional interpreter?


Some of the many questions that I’m asked on a daily basis…

Learn more inside my training.


Now, the question I ask you – are you ready to become “Self Employed, Freelancer, Entrepreneur?…


Becoming a “Professional Interpreter” doesn’t happen overnight!  


It takes a lot of hard work, training, skill-building, dedication, etc…

TRUST When I say, it will take lots of Hard work, Dedication, Motivation and willingness to Learn!!!


I’ve been doing this for over 16+years and every day I learn something new!


Don’t get me wrong this industry is very rewarding, but also very challenging, but it has its perks!


For me, I love the flexibility, the challenges, the experiences, enjoy working and meeting people, love to travel, love the rewards that come with it!


  1. I pick and choose which hours/days I want to work
  2. I’m skilled in all settings medical, legal, federal and so much, much more!!!
  3. I do Freelancing work, although there are many employment jobs who hire in-house interpreters
  4. It’s a professional job!
  5. Many ways, methods to find jobs as an interpreter
  6. It all depends on your skills, qualifications and basic experience


Find out more about this wonderful industry TODAY!


Are You Ready to #BossupandRise and ready to Invest in You and Ready to Start Your #InterpretingCareer or Ready to Start Your #Business the right way?


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