Translators/Interpreters for Hospitals and Law Firms

(TIHOLAF)

Translators/Interpreters for Hospitals and Law Firms TIHOLAF
Project’s Effective Date: February 1, 2005
Translators sought to serve in area hospitals

The Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS) is pleased to announce the launching of the project of Special Privileged Members (SPM) for hospitals/clinics and law firms in the States of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Hospitals, clinics and law firms will benefit from this project by becoming Special Privileged Members of INEAS. The annual dues will guarantee SPMs the following benefits:

1. The ability to hire translators/interpreters in the following Asian and African languages: Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian*, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Persian, Swahili, Turkish & Urdu.

2. Medical and legal interpreters are paid on hourly basis for a minimum of three hours per assignment with a requirement of 24-hr notice for medical interpreters and 48-hr notice for legal interpreters. Interpreting hourly rates are reasonable.

3. The in-need-of-interpreters departments or staff at hospitals/clinics and law firms get yearly (in house) orientations of up to three hours, which will include signing-up, renewal and cancellation policies, instructions about the project and how best to utilize the interpreters pool and other related information.

4. The medical/legal providers are able to call INEAS once a week to get information and advice pertaining the patients’ and legal clients’ cultural needs. This may or may not be related to an interpreting session.

5. Written translation rates are more reasonable than for-profit companies’ rates. An advanced notice of at least five business days is required.

6. SPMs are able to teach their staff/providers some necessary terminology and expressions in any of the languages offered by INEAS for a reasonable hourly rate. This will be useful in the regular communications between SPMs and their clients and patients.

7. The Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS) will interview and evaluate translators’/interpreters’ experience, efficiency and professionalism.

8. Due to the educational nature of the project, members will be receiving email information about Asia and Africa to better enhance their understanding in dealing with clients and patients.

The TIHOLAF project is, in general, flexible: SPMs are free to make suggestions and participate in implementing some new sub programs or special workshops for improvement.

* Bosnian is neither Asian nor African. It is an Eastern European language.

Membership Application For Hospitals and Law Firms

Please check one of the following choices:

_____ Hospital _____ Clinic _____ Law Firm
In which State? ____ MA. Or ____ RI
Name of hospital / Law firm ____________________________________
Street Address ________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Mailing Address (if different from above) __________________________
____________________________________________________________

Name of Department/Person Responsible ___________________________
Tel. # _______________________ Fax # __________________________
Email _________________________________

What are the most needed languages in your firm / hospital ?

Annual Dues: $250
Make check payable to "I.N.E.A.S." and mail it to:

INEAS
P.O. Box 425125
Cambridge, MA 02142

If planning to pay by Visa or Master Card, please fax your application first to: (617) 864-6328.

Membership Form for Translators/Interpreters

In which State? ____ MA. Or ____ RI
Name _______________________________________
Mailing Address ______________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Tel. # _______________________ Fax # __________________________
Email address ______________________________

Circle one main/native language that you have at least three years of experience translating to and from:

Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Japanese,

Korean, Kurdish, Persian, Swahili, Turkish & Urdu

[Examples of translations from and to the main/native language along with references must be included with this form]

I include my resume, which has been updated:
____ this month ____ within three months ____ within six months

I am also fluent and have done three years of translation experience in sub/not native __________ language

[ DO NOT PROVIDE MORE THAN TWO LANGUAGES ]

Examples of translations from and to the sub/not native language along with references must be included with this form as well]

Annual Dues: $25
Make check payable to "I.N.E.A.S." and mail (do not e-mail) this form along with a resume, translation examples, references and $25___ check ____ money order to:

INEAS
P.O. Box 425125
Cambridge, MA 02142

Translators/Interpreters are to be compensated directly by the hospital/law firm.
The Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS) will negotiate the hourly rate for the translator/interpreter and ensures a three-hour minimum per assignment.