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Minimum USD hourly rate: 40.00
Maximum USD hourly rate: 45.00

Industry: Language Services

Company: PGLS

Job Description
Serving the world and the local Metro Washington DC area community, Piedmont Global Language Solutions (PGLS) offers language services consisting of interpretation, translation, transcription, language instruction, cultural sensitivity training, and localization. Our network of language professionals provides expertise in more than 200 languages, including regional dialects.

PGLS is looking for Freelance Interpreters for IN-PERSON educational interpreting in the following locations (This is NOT for remote work):

Locations: Northern and Northwest Suburbs of Chicago: Palatine, Highland Park, Rockford.

Languages: From ENAll Spoken Languages. (Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Hindi, Telugu, Bulgarian, Tamil, Urdu, and Mandarin interpreters are strongly encouraged to apply.)

These are “1099” (Independent Contractor) positions with the interpretation to take place on site (OS).

Interpreter Functions:
• Serve as an Interpreter between a wide range of people with diverse voices, accents, speaking tempos and personalities.
• Provide parties with clear and exact interpretations of verbal communication with no additions or omissions.
• Provide interpretations of questions, answers, statements, arguments, explanations, and other forms of verbal communication.
• Render sight translations of documents and other written materials, as needed.
• Impart thought, purpose, spirit, emotions, and tone of speaker from source language into target language, and vice-versa.
• Inform relevant parties of any factor that may hinder your performance.
• Comply with applicable ethics and standards.

Requirements
• Hold a valid driver’s license, or any government-issued valid form of identification.

Minimum Qualifications:

Interpreter MINIMUM qualifications (non-medical settings):
• At least two (2) years of interpreting experience, paid or as a volunteer
• Two (2) relevant professional references that can vouch for the candidate’s work as an interpreter OR one (1) relevant professional reference and one (1) relevant professional letter of recommendation
• Native-level proficiency in English and another language.

Medical Interpreter MINIMUM qualifications (medical settings):
• Certification as a medical interpreter from a 40-hour program or equivalent, specifically for medical interpreting (i.e., CHIT Community Healthcare Interpreter Training)
• At least two (2) years of interpreting experience, professionally paid or as a volunteer, in a healthcare setting
• Two (2) relevant professional references that can vouch for the candidate’s work as an interpreter OR one (1) relevant professional reference and one (1) relevant professional letter of recommendation.

Desired but not required:
• University degree in Interpretation
• Certificate of professional interpreter training (at least 40 hours of training).

If available, interpreters should provide proof of:
• Certifications
• Test results from other organizations (testing centers, other LSPs, etc.).

Benefits

How to apply:
• Please fill out our pre-screen questionnaire at this link and upload a fresh copy of your resume for consideration. Please attach any Interpreting/ Translation Certificates and/ or Diplomas that you hold.
• For questions or concerns, we can be reached at recruiting@pgls.com

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