Discussion group for Oregon interpreters and translators regarding professional issues. This forum is free and open to all those who practice interpreting and translation in Oregon.
All pay rates are attached to well-defined job descriptions, besides having additional specializations, etc. Please refer to these role definitions for interpreters, translators, translator-transcribers, and terminologists, and send them to your clients. They have been endorsed by highly recognized professional associations. Helen Eby is listed as a member of the drafting and editorial team.
What kinds of services do interpreters and translators provide?
US GSA page on Language Services. Here you will find descriptions of the language services the Federal Government (USG) contracts for.
The Foreign Language Services Ordering Guide lists the different services the USG needs. The guide also includes a list of contracts the USG has accepted. This response to the Ordering Guide was drafted hoping improvements would be made as it is implemented at the federal or state levels.
The Federal Government has developed some TIP Sheets regarding work with interpreters. They are written for remote interpreting, but the principles in these sheets can be applied to other types of interactions.
Should interpreters, translators, and their professional associations engage in lobbying activities?
Language access and civil rights
Helen wrote this overview of language access and civil rights while she was President of the Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters on June 7, 2015. In conversations with some government agencies, she has found that this material is relevant and necessary for them.