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Information for Working with Interpreters
Updated On: Mar 02, 2014

Interpreter At Work

Are you looking to hire an interpreter for an event?

Many of our members work outside of the social and medical interpreting fields as well.  Please contact us at

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Before you discuss rates with an interpreter, we recommend you watch this youtube video:


Wondering what value language interpreters add?

In addition to numerous studies documenting the critical role interpreters play in ensuring patient safety, the Association Internationale d’Interprètes de Conference (AIIC) has a cartoon video up on youtube about the 'added value' of interpreting.

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How many interpreters do I need to hire?
How do I team up effectively with an interpreter?
How can I verify if an interpreter is certified by the State of Washington?
Do you need an online directory of interpreters?
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How do I report interpreter misconduct?
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Fundamentals of Healthcare Interpreting
Apr 19, 2014
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Apr 22, 2014
AFSCME Seattle Field Office 6363 7th Ave S, Suite 220 Seattle, WA 98108 Georgetown
Unveiling of WASCLA's Tools For Health
Apr 24, 2014
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District 2b Meeting (South King County)
Apr 29, 2014
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ATA Certification Exam
May 03, 2014
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