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.

Alfonso Interpreting is now a certified minority business

Over the last four years as an interpreter specializing in workers’ compensation, I have seen my share of unnecessary, heart-wrenching work injuries.  Let’s face it, accidents will always occur.  However, it seems like a disproportionate amount of Hispanic workers get injured every year. One of the reasons for this is the common belief that production …

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“I’m sorry, the appointment was canceled.”

A couple of years ago, I received a call from an agency regarding an interpreting assignment in Greenville.  When I arrived at the facility, the nurse case manager indignantly asked me who I was and why was I there instead of the interpreter she requested.  I introduced myself and explained that an agency contracted me. …

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Counting Words! Why interpreters should not add to what is said.

Interpreters must be diligent in following ethical guidelines. A while back, I was assigned to interpret at a doctor’s office.  When I arrived and introduced myself to the patient, he stated, “I already have an interpreter!”  The interpreter entered the office, wondering why I was there.  A few moments later, a nurse case manager came …

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Why are problems with workers’ comp interpreters so prevalent?

Why are Workers’ Comp Interpreters Hated? Part II Why are problems with workers’ comp interpreters so prevalent? As already mentioned, there are many common problems in the industry with workers’ comp interpreters. They have been observed and commented on by hospital staff, doctors, nurses, and therapists. The International Medical Interpreters Association Code of Ethics (IMIA) …

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Welcome to Alfonso Interpreting’s Blog

Welcome to Alfonso Interpreting’s Blog, We hope you enjoy reading our first blog, which will be followed by timely and lively discussions periodically.  In this segment, we would like to address  Professionalism in Interpreting and Translation. Well, what is a professional?  A professional is someone who is skillful, of or belonging to or connected with …

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