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We are currently recruiting for independent contractor (non-employee) Interpreter positions.
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Job Description

  • An interpreter has to be able to translate in both directions, without the use of any dictionaries, on the spot.
  • Simultaneous interpreters need speed; consecutive interpreters need a good memory. Both need accuracy.
  • Communicates potential interpretation issues/concerns to provider(s) and Project Manager.
  • Knowledge of the general subject/topic of the speeches that are to be interpreted.
  • Assists with rescheduling and cancellations, if needed.
  • General erudition and intimate familiarity with both cultures.
  • Ability to express thoughts clearly and concisely in both native and English.
  • Excellent note-taking technique for consecutive interpreting.
  • Must maintain the confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information. Must be able to serve a diverse population in a fast paced, stressful environment with frequent changes in schedule and circumstances.
  • Ability to balance strong organizational skills with sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • Abides by organization and department standards as well as the National Code of Ethics for Interpreters.


  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent. Continuing education and/or training or Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred.
  • For Medical Interpreter: Certification or screening assessment by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) as a Medical Interpreter, or equivalent (CCHI test, MITI test, Pacific Interpreter or Language Line Medical Interpreter Skills & Language Assessment, or completion of equivalent evaluation process determined to be acceptable by the Linguistic Services Manager), required.
  • Requires 1-3 or more years of training/experience in consecutive/simultaneous interpretation.
  • Good knowledge of specialized industry (ie: law, medical, technology, etc.).
  • Requires good native and English language skills, including reading, writing, interpreting (consecutive/simultaneous).
  • Must be a Washington State resident.

Please fill out an application or send your resume with references to:

206-458-6005 (fax)

Interpret This Inc.
Attention: IC Recruiter
4957 Lakemont Blvd. SE
Bellevue, WA 98006


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I understand that, as an Independent Contractor Interpreter with Interpret This, Inc, I may be asked to demonstrate and provide evidence that I am capable of performing tasks which are pertinent to the job.I hereby request and authorize the companies or persons shown to furnish any information regarding my employment status. I hereby release such companies or persons from all the liability, claims, and damages in connection with the furnishing of such information.I further certify that I am a genuine applicant for a position and this application is being submitted solely for the purpose of seeking a position as an independent contractor interpreter with Interpret This, Inc. that would be performing duties here under as an independent contractor and not as an employee of Interpret This, Inc. As an independent contractor interpreter/translator, I understand that Interpret This, Inc. cannot guarantee me a minimum number of assignments per period of time. This is a freelance position, unless otherwise specified in a written contract. Jobs are assigned according to credentials, education, work experience, linguistic competence, specialization, technical capabilities and requirements from the clients.I represent and warrant that I have read and fully understand the foregoing statement and that this application was completed by me and all entries on it and the information in it is true and to the best of my knowledge.

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