Having the right tools for your business is so important...Do you agree?
Here is a Great Tool that I’ve been using to post jobs, manage online glossaries and network. I’m sure that you will find this on-the-go tool very useful!
Although, I no longer operate as an agency from time-to-time I receive assignments in other languages for both Interpreting and Translation and therefore I use this tool to post those jobs and provide language professionals to accept or decline the jobs.
I also, use this tool to post my online glossaries. It’s just a great tool to have on hand and when you need it.
Have you ever wondered, if your “bilingual employee, staff interpreter” speaks, understands and is actually interpreting or saying everything you say “word for word”?
“Just because you speak a second language , it doesn’t make you a Professional Interpreter”
I guess that’s the million dollar question, that many of you are asking yourselves now? 🤔😊
Many employers think that using a “Bilingual” staff member in their business is going to SAVE them $…
but let me tell you that is so far from the TRUTH!
A Bilingual person maybe able to help you and your customers communicate basic things…
“How’s your day, what are you doing, what do you have a plan, what are your tasks, basic things”…
However, if your conduction an employee evaluation, employee meeting, benefits meetings, client/attorney meeting, medical evaluation, etc you will need the services of a Professional AND Experienced Interpreter.
Many companies, employers, businesses think that just because a person is “bilingual”, they are competent to provide Professional Interpreting services?
That is so NOT TRUE! Don’t put your Business at Risk (to SAVE MONEY) in the long run it will end up costing you 1000s of dollars if you don’t hire/contract an experienced professional.
In order to be a Professional Interpreter, NOT ONLY do you need to be Fluent in both the Source language but also the Target language, but more importantly you need to know what it takes:
Basic Interpreting Skills
What to do; Roles and Functions
And so much more; Ethics, Standards and Protocols, etc
That is why I’ve made it my Mission since the inception of my Business to be the difference…
I am different because I Love What I Do, I take pride in What I offer, but more importantly I want to Help Break the Language Barrier in Communication and provide Top-Notch services (the way my daddy taught me!)
So, if you have in-house bilingual staff and want to use them as “interpreters” I invite you to check out my Interpreter Training to help you and your staff, employees and potential interpreters get trained, and become a Professional Bilingual In-house Interpreter.
English Spanish Interpreting and Bilingual Assessments
Interpreter Skills Assessment and Educational Interpreter Training
All interpreters should have interpreter training, and the basic skills, qualifications as required by their individual state, county, and more importantly adhering to the federal guidelines.
Unfortunately, many employees, freelancers, and independent contractors claim “proficiency” in a foreign language. And maybe, they learned a language by speaking it at home or by living in a foreign country. But, how do you really know if their language skills meet your job requirements?
Well, withElite Services 4 You Skills Assessment and Interpreter Training you will now be able to provide an evaluation of your potential candidate’s ability to interpret in; general, legal, clinical, and educational encounters. More importantly, provide them with the necessary training they need to provide you, your clients with professional and ethical interpreting services.
To ensure that your employees are able to speak Spanish, and with the help of my services, I will be able to evaluate the candidate’s knowledge of; vocabulary, terminology, and their ability to convert messages accurately and completely from English<>Spanish.
I provide you with testing in a quick and cost-effective manner in the following language pairs: English<>Spanish. My Interpreting Skills Assessment is done either by phone, Skype, or Zoom.
My services enable clients to arrange assessments quickly and easily on an as-needed basis.
Here’s what you’ll get when you sign up for my skills assessment.
I will assess your “potential candidate”, staff, employee, in-house interpreter on the following:
Evaluate the “potential candidates” knowledge and skills on the necessary vocabulary terms and the ability to convert messages accurately and completely from English<>Spanish.
If your candidate does not pass their test, feel free to share my website where I can provide them with the training they need to help them Start Ther Interpreting Career!
Educational Interpreting is more than just being an interpreter. It requires high-level skill knowledge, terminology, and understanding of how the educational system works.
It’s also important to understand that each industry has its own uniqueness and more so in the educational setting especially when it comes to special education.
Therefore it is of utmost importance to understand what it takes to become an educational interpreter and what you need in order to meet both the educational system needs, but more importantly the parents/students’ and teachers’ needs.
Learn how Elite Services 4 Youcan train your bilingual staff andhelp them improve their professional interpreting skills.If you are bilingual and would like to start a career in Interpreting,my Basic Interpreter Training course will help you get started!
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!
Do you have an idea, concept, service or product that you want to sell?
Have you done research and know what you need to put this idea to work?
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!
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!
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 blogand 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.
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