Our Interpreter Services

Please note:

All requests received between November 24th, 2022 - November 27th, 2022 will receive responses no earlier than November 28th, 2022.

 

Thank you for your patience!

Update 4/4/2022:

In response to COVID-19, we have begun providing translation services (written word). We are continuing to offer interpreting services (spoken word) primarily using phone and teleconference platforms. If you are interested in in-person services, please contact us for further details regarding our policies.

 

Contact us at interpreters@found-in-translation.org for more information.

Our alumnae are available for hire for your assignments in the medical field, in community forums, education meetings and many other events.

Our organization pays industry-standard rates plus travel to our alumnae interpreters as well as additional childcare/transport costs on an as-needed basis. We also cover all the necessary insurance costs. Any additional income feeds back into the program so we can continue offering it.

Please contact us for details about our rates.

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Our Services

Interpreting (spoken word)

  • In-person and remote interpreting (via phone, Zoom, or other video conference platforms)
  • Consecutive and simultaneous interpreting
  • One-on-one meetings, small groups, and events
  • Recurring meetings and as-needed
  • For medical, social services, community, legal, educational, and other fields
  • Hourly rates with a 15 minute minimum for remote assignments and 2 hour minimum for in-person
  • Rates for nonprofit and grassroots organizations

Translation (written word)

  • Flyers, notices, forms, blog posts, and other documents
  • All documents are translated and proofread
  • For medical, social services, community, legal, educational, and other fields
  • Rate calculated by word, with a 250 word minimum

Please note: At this time, we cannot translate long-form text (such as full books) or documents with highly technical or specialized language. Please contact us at interpreters@found-in-translation.org for specific questions about your documents and to get a quote for services.

Let everyone's voice be heard

Please contact us today to request an Interpreter for your event. We have special prices for grassroots organizations and nonprofits.

Why use Found in Translation for your interpreting needs?

  • Contribute to Our Mission

    Partnering organizations bring language access to the community and support our two-part mission. Your business allows interpreters to be paid a fair wage and achieve economic security, while reducing disparities in healthcare and other fields.

  • Our interpreters are dedicated

    As graduates of our rigorous and highly selective program, our interpreters are devoted to bridging divides between people, fostering community, and have joined us in our mission to reduce ethnic, racial, and linguistic disparities in health care. We contribute to our graduates' success through employment by way of our interpreter assignments.

  • Our interpreters are experienced

    Found in Translation interpreters receive over 100 hours of in-person instruction towards a certificate of Medical Interpreter Training. Our interpreters have been trained in accordance with National Standards for Medical Interpretation and abide by the Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Health Care, adopted from the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare (NCIHC). They are familiar with interpreting equipment and the three different modes of interpretation: consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation.

    While trained as medical interpreters, many of our graduates are also experienced interpreters in the following fields:

    • Mental Health
    • Community Interpreting
    • Law
    • Immigration
    • Education
    • and more!
  • Our interpreters are linguistically diverse

    Collectively, our 291 graduates interpret over 37 languages. Languages currently available for assignments include:

    Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bangla/Bengali, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese - Cantonese, Chinese - Mandarin, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Xhosa.

    (Updated April 2022)