JAlfonso

As President of Alfonso Interpreting & Transporting, Inc., I oversee all clients and their incoming assignments. Through quick and thorough communication, I ensure that our clients' needs are met and completed professionally and in a timely fashion.

Requesting a certified interpreter

The National Certification for Healthcare Interpreters first began issuing credentials in 2011. In those seven years, it has continued to grow. For the past four or five years, I have been consistently encouraging the use of certified interpreters. The problem is that if there aren’t any or many to choose from, people will revert to …

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Interpreting for development training

A positive company culture and safety environment are not always easy to accomplish. The larger the company, the more diverse the workforce, the greater the potential exists for difficulties arise. This is especially the case when you also add an immigrant workforce with the language barrier. All these different backgrounds and cultures often create a …

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How to find a certified health care interpreter.

There are two recognized organizations in the United States that provide a certification for healthcare interpreters. CCHI certification is offered by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters  http://cchicertification.org/; find CCHI interpreters here: https://cchi.learningbuilder.com/Public/MemberSearch/Search CMI certification is offered by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters  https://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/; find CMI interpreters here:  https://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/search-the-cmi-registry Although I personally …

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Interpreting for Technical Training

Just as newer technologies continue to replace older technologies, employees must continue to receive updated technical training. Technical skills training is a necessary component of continuing education if employees are to keep abreast with the changes and perform their duties correctly. Even highly skilled employees with many years of experience need additional training from time …

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Onboarding Training

There is a difference between orientation and onboarding employee training. Orientation is usually related to human resources and is done at the first week of employment. It covers a wide variety of general information that employees need to know, like company culture and employees’ benefits. On the other hand, onboarding typically is department specific and …

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The extraordinarily difficult nature of legal interpreting.

Trust me, legal interpreting is not for the faint of heart. There are daunting encounters for professional court interpreters. First, they must be experts in their language pair(s). Second, they must have accurate knowledge of current legal terminology. Third, they must always maintain neutrality and professionalism. However, one of the greatest obstacles legal interpreters face …

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Work effectively with healthcare interpreters

1.       Choose a professional certified healthcare interpreter and become familiar with the code of ethics ·         By reviewing the code of ethics, you will better understand the scope of their work and the interpreting process ·         Our library https://alfonsointerpreting.com/library/ has a variety of codes of ethics for your perusal   2.       Discuss the process and …

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