The Dual-Role Interpreter

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  Imagine a hospital where 25% of the patient population needs an interpreter. And imagine that of those patients, 95% speak Spanish. Now imagine that in that same hospital, about half of all the Medical Assistants (MAs), Certified Nursing Assistants … Continued

Getting That Job

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  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 called language companies) that … Continued

Bilingual or Interpreter?

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Question for today: Can any bilingual person interpret?   Consider the concert pianist. She sweeps onto the stage in a floor length gown, bows to the applauding crowd, seats herself gracefully at the gleaming black Steinway grand piano. She bows … Continued