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How much do interpreters make?

How much do interpreters make?

Using employee wage data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics and the Cost of Living Index from Numbeo, we can learn how much interpreters earn and how far that wages goes when you compare it to the cost of living from that area.…


Jun 01, 2018
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State of Interpreting: Interpreters as a commodity

State of Interpreting: Interpreters as a commodity

As external pressures continue to push down the billable rates by the Federal Communications Commission for VRS providers, the demand for video interpreters to have maximum uptime increases (after all, utilization is where the billable time comes from).…


May 08, 2018
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State of Interpreting: The problem with scaling

State of Interpreting: The problem with scaling

As mentioned earlier, agencies have little savings from growth and scale. In fact, as an agency matures and takes on larger contracts, there might be increased costs with usage reports...…


Apr 26, 2018
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State of Interpreting, 2018: Introduction

State of Interpreting, 2018: Introduction

There are two primary groups that create the interpreting industry: agencies and interpreters. The sign language interpreting field is not sustainable. I have identified three areas that need to be addressed; each presents new challenges and new opportunities.…


Apr 24, 2018
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