Tag Archives: community interpreting

Getting that Job

by Cynthia E. Roat, MPH Past blogs on this site have talked about how community interpreters are contracted: as full- or part-time staff or as freelancers, working directly for healthcare or social service institutions or through language service providers (sometimes … Continue reading

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Weaving a Torn World Back Together

Sometimes my interpreter friends around the country write to me about the experiences they’ve had, wanting to share something that was hard or funny or special, something that nobody but another interpreter would understand. Here is one story that I … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Community Interpreter

What’s it like to be a community interpreter? Before you go to the trouble to get trained and certified, don’t you wish you could tag along with someone first, just to see what it’s like? Well, here’s your chance. I … Continue reading

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The World of a Community Interpreter

Question: In what profession can you assist at a birth, sign a family up for Medicaid, achieve justice for a victim of fraud, teach a patient to calculate his insulin dosage, get welfare benefits for a single mom, rescue a … Continue reading

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