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downhearted in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 3 months ago

How Court Interpreting Sucks: Let me count the ways! - 153 Replies

Do you have a strong sense of Justice? Do you believe in Morality & Fairness? Are you the type that abides by the Rule of Law? If you've answered...

brmari in Mattapan, Massachusetts

Updated 3 months ago

Don't Even Bother Getting Certified - 335 Replies

The truth is you don't need to. Certification is only necessary if you're going to actually work directly for or with the court system. If you plan...

FFcafa in West Covina, California

Spanish Written California Court Interpreter Exam..

I took the Test back in 2011 and passed it. The test was only in English. I have to take it again because it expired. Anyone know if the test is...

profevaldes in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

Spanish interpreters in Florida - 102 Replies

Hello, Does anyone know where to look for interpreter jobs in Florida? I am working in Seattle, but I am planning to move to Florida. Thank you.

profevaldes in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

The REAL lowdown on court interpreting - 116 Replies

There seems to be a lot of misinformation out there regarding court interpreting as a career. I’d like to set the record straight on many issues...

Jose Alcala in Riverside, California

Updated 9 months ago

joe hernandez interpreting course - 5 Replies

I just want to say that I took Joe Hernandez course and passed the written exam in 11 weeks, the class prepares you very well and he emphasizes the...

jobird in Germany

Updated 11 months ago

Anyone work as a Spanish Linguist for MVM Inc? - 38 Replies

I was offered a job and was wondering how the job is and how much it pays. How long did the hiring process take? Thanks for your help! :)


Any first hand Spanish court interpreter experience?

I'm looking into getting into Court interpretering since I hear it's in demand, my question is how difficult is the certification process and is...

maomao in Streamwood, Illinois

Updated 14 months ago

Current rate for phone interpreters - 55 Replies

I am wondering what experienced interpreters are charging for phone interpreting these days. I have been freelancing successfully for three years as...

Mario in New York

How do i become a interpreter

What do i need to become an interpretet

Monica D in Torrance, California

Updated 16 months ago

The California Certification exam for Court Interpreters - 33 Replies

Someone told me that because it is the most dificult to pass, some people decide to go to other states, such as Nevada or Texas, so they can pass...

Papany in La Habra, California

Updated 17 months ago

State Written Exam!!!! - 99 Replies

I'm planning to take the next written exam as soon as they announce the dates, I have been studying a lot, but lately many have been telling me that...

Lupe in Long Beach, California

Should I go for Hospital or Court interpreting certification?

Hello everybody, I am planning to become a certified interpreter so that I can a decent job while I prepare to enter into an MA program and hopefully...

Brandont77 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Translate this recording please.

I have a recording and I need translated. 2 people have tried and failed. Let me know where to send the .mp4 and see what you think.

Amiga99 in Arizona

Updated 20 months ago

What are typical spanish interpreter salaries? - 301 Replies

Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field? What skills should you learn to increase...

Ron Merriman in Fareham, United Kingdom

Updated 24 months ago

Where can I get certified as a Spanish/English Translator? - 6 Replies

I would like to get certified as a Spanish Translator and I live in San Mateo. And where would I go to look for a job as a translator?? I am new in...

Nathaly Dhayer in Vista, California

Court interpreter tutor

Im studying for my CA court interpreting oral exam. I need a tutor in the San Diego area who can help me practice and answer questions about the exam.

sofia leavitt in Herndon, Virginia

Updated 34 months ago

How to become freelance Spanish interpreter - 195 Replies

I have learned that in order to become an interpreter/Spanish for the Los Angeles Superior Court, I have to take some exam. Is there anything else? ...

State of CA and Federal Interpreter in Fullerton, California

Interpreting: A Dead End Career

When I got certified back in 1998, my CA court certification issued to me was numbered in the 300,000 range. At that time, only 3% to 6% of all...

Trisha Gill in Miami, United States minor outlying islands

Updated 42 months ago

Starting up a interpretation/translation business - 2 Replies

I'm trying to start up a translation/interpretation business. I'm going to be self-employed but plan on gradually growing my company. Are there any...


Updated 44 months ago

A few questions for interpreters or future interpreters - 213 Replies

Hola Everyone! My husband has been taking interpreting classes in the internet from SCSI, he got awesome grades on all his tests. He just did the...

amachado129 in Phoenix, Arizona

Do I need to get ceritified? Where can I do it? And whats better to apply at a hospital or be freelance??

I want to get into Spanish Interpreting since I am a fluent Spanish speaker and writer as well. I want to know what is better if applying for court,...

Eric in Rancho Cucamonga, California

Updated 45 months ago

term notario .. how would you translate it to English? - 2 Replies

Hi, I am doing a divorce paper translation Sp to Eng but I am unsure what to write about oficina de notario. I know notario is a term that can't...

Abel Silva-Hernandez in San Francisco, California

Updated 45 months ago

I'm considering writing a book on The Profession of Court Interpreting and posting here, in serialized form. - 14 Replies

Was wondering what your thoughts were...If I should do it. I have decades of experience as an interpreter, in the courts and elsewhere. My idea is to...


Updated 46 months ago

Spanish Interpreters in NC - 2 Replies

Interpreters do not get pay much in the Carolinas... compared to other states, is not even worth getting a certification in NC.

Bobby Ebadi in Van Nuys, California

Updated 49 months ago

Medical On-Site Arrival Time/No-Show Policy - 5 Replies

How early do you arrive for an on-site medical interpretation appointment? Does your agency give you a Drs. appointment time or a check-in/registrati...

CarShar in Irvine, California

Updated 51 months ago

Court Interpreter Oral Exam Results - 2 Replies

I took the Court Interpreter Oral Exam yesterday for the first time, and I was wondering...when the results come out [pass or fail], do they have a...

Anafutureinterpreter in Beaumont, California

Written Exam

Hi all, I have recently failed the written portion of the Court Interpreting State Exam. I am new in the forum, so kind of lost on how to reply...

A Victim in Fullerton, California

Court Interpreting Sucks: De-Certified Over $100 Missed Payment!

How does court interpreting suck? Let us CONTINUE to count the ways. I just found out that I have been de-certified simply for missing a miserly...

Elite TransLingo in San Leandro, California

Updated 62 months ago

Certified Court Interpreter in CA: Payment? - 3 Replies

I am a newly certified court interpreter (Spanish) in California. Can anyone give me advice on payment? I would like to know how much I can charge as...

Heartland Multilingual in Centerville, Iowa

Updated 69 months ago

Should I start an phone interpretation company? - 3 Replies

Hi! I've been looking at these forums and they have been very educational. I have built a phone system that could be used for interpretation...

Gerardo in Los Angeles, California

Updated 74 months ago

Getting a spanish interpreter job. - 595 Replies

How did you get your start doing spanish interpreter work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a...

Projektwelve in Costa Mesa, California

Certified Court Interpreter Information

Hello all, I just became a certified court interpreter and I am about ready to start working. However, I have some questions that need answers...

Person in Jamison, Pennsylvania

Updated 78 months ago

Russian Interpreter - 2 Replies

Does anyone know if there is a need for Russian interpreter in Dallas area? I am interested face to face by appointment

annonymous36912 in California

Updated 84 months ago

has anyone worked for Language People Inc before? - 2 Replies

Has anyone been employed by Language People Inc, before? Is it a good they treat their interpreters well? Has anyone enjoyed working...

Spellchecker in Rochester, Michigan

Updated 85 months ago

CA Judicial Council to Independant Court Interps: DROP DEAD! - 14 Replies

Lateely there has been some misunderstanding expressed by numerous independant court interpreters regarding the role the CA Judicial Council plays in...

Omar in Anaheim, California

Updated 85 months ago

Job Market for Certified Court Interps: DISMAL ! - 1 Reply

In reading thru the threads in the Spanish Interpreter Jobs Forum I notice one constant outstanding theme; all the wanna-be future interps possess a...

cindy in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 86 months ago

Are spanish interpreter job opportunities growing or declining? - 8 Replies

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most spanish...

Lys in South Richmond Hill, New York

Updated 88 months ago

Selling Spanish Cd's - 2 Replies

Hi Everyone, I am selling my Spanish Cd's on, if anyone is interested. It's called Spanish In 100 Days, and it comes with 3 Cd's and a...

Torturers have NO rule of law in Anaheim, California

There's a GLUT of Spanish court interpreters

Newsflash for wanna-be Spanish court interpreters: there's currently a GLUT of interpreters in the job market while AT THE SAME TIME demand has...

mrstaylor in Hayward, California

Interpreter wages

I live in the Bay Area and I plan to integrate into the Spanish/English interpreting field. I'd like to know what is considered an average hourly...

JH Zavala in Ojai, California

Updated 92 months ago

How Fluent is Fluent in Spanish Court Interpreting? - 2 Replies

I love when people say you need to be 100% fluent to be a court interpreter. What does 100% fluent and 100% bilingual even mean? I've never met...

granddaughter's name 2 in West Long Branch, New Jersey

Updated 93 months ago

Tips for spanish interpreter interviews. - 6 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming spanish interpreter interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and...

Purple in San Diego, California

Updated 93 months ago

Interpreting States Certification Test's TIPS - 4 Replies

Hi everyone. I would like to start a new discussion on TIPS for the State Certification test. Since it costs $250 dollars to take it, I found myself...

Working Interpreter in Redondo Beach, California

YO ACUSO - Denuncia de un Crimen Político

**This book is highly recommended by the SCSI for students who are currently taking courses to become bilingual Federal and State Court...

Alekz in Los Angeles, California

Updated 96 months ago

Spanish Intepreting In kansas - 1 Reply

Hello, I am a certified Medical interpreter for Spanish. I worked in hospitals while I lived in Minnesota, but now that I live In Kansas I have...

PJ in Gulfport, Mississippi

Updated 97 months ago

Advice For Finding Spanish Interpreting Work In Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi? - 7 Replies

Hi Everyone, I grew up in a bilingual household (english/spanish) and studied in Mexico during my summers growing up, so I can fluently speak, read...

rosa in Aurora, Illinois

How can i be a provider for work comp insurances

Sometimes i got an interpretation but when i called to get authorization with the health insurance they do not approved because they have they own...

pittstategorilla in Lenexa, Kansas

Internship utilizing a bachelors in spanish in the Kansas City area

Where do i even begin to look?

Louis in Dearborn, Michigan

Updated 100 months ago

What type of certification does one need to get in this field. - 1 Reply

I speak fluent spanish and have thought of trying and helping the latino community in Michigan, but I do not know where to start so if any one can...

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