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Hanging Out Your (Remote) Shingle: Home Studio and Client Base

June 15, 2022

Learn how to set up your remote interpreting business and identify the types of clients you need to make it successful!

Remote interpreting is nothing new in our field, but the expectations and market are rapidly changing. It pays to stay up to date with the latest trends and best practices.

In this webinar, we will discuss the basics of setting up business as a remote interpreter, focusing specifically on your workspace and client base. We will cover over-the-phone interpreting (OPI), video remote interpreting (VRI), and remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI).

Aimed at those starting out or wishing to work remotely as community, business, and/or conference interpreters, we will also compare hardware options, describe minimal and ideal workplace settings—no, you cannot do this from your cell phone in a car or café!—and discuss possible types of clients and fields of specialization. More time will be spent on freelancers doing RSI, but those interested in OPI and VRI, as well as those working as employees, will have plenty to learn, too!

You will learn how to:

  • Understand the differences in setting up a home office for OPI, VRI, and RSI
  • Find out about basic options for remote interpreting hardware
  • Identify potential types of clients who might need remote interpreting

About the Presenter

Elena Langdon, M.A., CT, CoreCHI is an interpreter and ATA-certified Portuguese>English and translator. She is also certified by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters as a core-certified healthcare interpreter. Elena has a master’s in translation studies and has been teaching translation and interpreting since 2005. She was the chairperson of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters and an ATA Director, in addition to serving on the boards of the National Council for Healthcare Interpreting and the New England Translators Association. She writes for MultiLingual Media.

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June 15, 2022
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Presenter(s): Elena Langdon
Duration: 45 minutes
Presenting Language(s): English
Level: Beginner
ATA CEPs: 0.0

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