After 10 years, “Establishing a Freelance Interpretation Business: Professional Guidance for Sign Language Interpreters” is now in its third edition! This book has been completely rewritten, expanded and provides current information on written contracts, VRS and VRI, vicarious trauma, as well as business and tax concerns. This book is a must for all practicing interpreters.

Establishing A Freelance Interpretation Business:
Professional Guidance for Sign Language Interpreters
Revision January 2008

cc This comprehensive guide is a vital tool for anyone planning to become a professional freelance sign language interpreter. It covers certification, legal, tax, and liability insurance considerations, ethics and attorney/client confidentiality. Sections are devoted to organizational, marketing, scheduling and billing systems, as well as to team interpretation, audio-visual presentations and confidential case notes. Appendices include sample forms, glossary and resources. Written as a professional resource, this book provides guidance that adds to your interpreter training and experience, to help assure your success.

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Reference: Catalog #2036
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Book Reviews:

The Academic Library Book Review, Summer, 1996 p. 7 & 8 and The Silent News, July, 1996 by Hannah Merker

"Richards has written a wide-ranging inclusive look, considering its brevity, on the business complexities of establishing oneself as a professional freelance sign language interpreter. The author, who runs an interpreter referral service, and is an interpreter herself, covers certification, legal and insurance considerations, ethics and confidentiality, marketing, scheduling, billing, tax and liability concerns. Four Appendices give sample forms (resume, bio sketch, etc.), a chart of various communication systems; a glossary, and an index of resource organizations. A first-rate business tool for a career choice in which applicants are sorely needed."

- Downloadable full-size TOSA Templates as seen in the 2008 version of "Establishing a Freelance Interpretation Business: Professional Guidance for Sign Language Interpreters" Customize them to your individual practice.

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