Why Interpreting Works?
1. We're local. Founder of Interpreting Works, Ben King, has been providing interpreting services in North Carolina since 1997, is established in the Deaf community, and familiar with the diverse venues within the state. IW has been headquartered in the Raleigh area since 2011.
2. Our focus is sign language. IW focuses on specializing in American Sign Language, CART transcription, and communication systems used by Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf/blind. Interpreting Works is not a large, multi-lingual company attempting to supply anyone to fill an assignment. Our experience and specialization is your assurance of premium service.
3. We care about quality. The interpreters of IW are RID* or EIPA** tested/certified and licensed by the state of NC. Each is vetted by the senior partner of Interpreting Works, and matched to assignments for which they are qualified to ensure communication success and customer satisfaction.
4. We value our interpreters. We strive to ensure interpreter success in several ways: By sending them to assignments for which they are well suited; encouraging continued advancement through mentoring and training; and working in teams when an assignment will be intense or lengthy to protect the interpreter and the integrity of the interpretation.
5. Rates. We compensate our interpreters fairly for experience, credentials, and training, yet our rates remain below those of large, multi-lingual companies.
*"The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a national membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. In collaboration with the Deaf community, RID supports our members and encourages the growth of the profession through the establishment of a national standard for qualified sign language interpreters and transliterators, ongoing professional development and adherence to a code of professional conduct." www.RID.org
**"The Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) is a tool designed to evaluate the voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice interpreting skills of interpreters who work in the elementary and secondary school classroom setting." www.classroominterpreting.org/EIPA