Not all interpreters are created equally.
I am honored to be part of a elite group of court interpreters in the U.S., those certified by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the gold standard of our profession. Currently, there are fewer than 1,000 federally certified interpreters in the entire country. In addition, I am a certified medical interpreter with a Masters Degree in Medical Translation. My colleagues in these fields are outstanding interpreters as well, so why should you hire me for your next project?
Here are five reasons:
1. Organized & Punctual. I always arrive at my assignments ahead of time to prepare myself and greet you. In conference interpreting, extensive research is often done in advance on the subject matter. I will also always have any important information regarding your project in hand.
2. Energetic & Dynamic. As a young interpreter, I bring a lot of stamina and innovation to the game. I am known among my colleagues as someone who does more pre-job preparation than just about anyone else, even for the smallest jobs. For me it's a matter of pride and professionalism.
3. Calm & Collected. As a certified medical interpreter, I often find myself in life and death situations, literally: interpreting in the emergency room or during end-of-life sessions. You can always count on me to stay calm and do my job to the fullest of my ability.
4. Flexible & Adaptable. Thanks to my diverse background, I adapt easily to a variety of settings including conferences, business meetings, hospitals and courts. Also, I am available to work on weekends, with short notice and for out-of-state assignments.
5. Forward Thinking & Well Equipped. I have recently purchased portable, state-of-the-art, wireless interpreting equipment, that I bring with me to all of my interpreting assignments. This equipment is not always required but one never knows when it might make a valuable difference. For example, this technology allows me to speak to a large number of people when it may not be appropriate for me to project my voice.