Native/near fluency will be tested in at least two languages.
Also required are reliable transportation, professional clothing, general professionalism, and your own home office. This usually entails at least a cell phone & computer with internet. A fax/scanner is usually needed, also. We only use locally based staff for interpreting.
If you are a person who has difficulty being on time consistently, or struggle with finding new addresses or driving yourself, this work is not a good match for you as punctuality and consistency are inherent to the daily routine for on-time assignment criteria. We are strict about our policies and protecting our quality reputation.
The position is respected, and is a great utilization of specialized skills and life experience. It is rewarding, fulfilling, interesting and educational. You are highly appreciated by everyone; especially us!
If you already have a full time job or attend school with hours that keep you busy from 8 to 5 on weekdays, then this is not a good match for your right now (mainly applies to Spanish). You are welcome to contact us in the future if your schedule changes.
Regarding certifications accepted by OWT, we accept following certificates of training:
We do not accept certificates of training issued through online courses.
Additionally, OWT can make exceptions on a case by case basis to people who possess a University Level Degree in Interpretation or Translation.
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