How to Succeed in (the Interpreting) Business Without Really Trying
Sonja Smith & Audrey McCannCorps
One of the most awkward parts of being an interpreter is getting into the nitty gritty of the business side of things. Developing an appropriate rate, contracting, rate negotiation, standard practices, and invoicing are usually not taught in most interpreter preparation programs. During this workshop, we will talk about techniques to develop your own contract, negotiate fair and appropriate compensation, maintain standard business and professional standards, and serve the Deaf community as a business person. We will also discuss techniques, technologies, and language we use to make all of this just a little bit easier.