Month: July 2014

OSTI Thanks Rep. Williamson

On Saturday, July 19, under the hot summer sun, I arrived at Ruby Vineyard and Winery in Hillsboro to attend the fundraiser for District 36 Representative Jennifer Williamson. The drive in had been flat-out gorgeous, dotted with ripe… Read More

OSTI meetings outside the Portland area! Aug 17, Aug 23, Sept 6!

Albany: Sunday, August 17, 2 to 6 pm at Cecilia Mihaylo’s home,4035 Thoroughbred Ave. SE, Albany, OR 97322. Please contact her (Cmihaylo @ for more details. Bring food to share! Bend: Saturday, August 23 at 12:30 PM,… Read More

OSTI Board meeting, July 24 from 7 to 9 pm.

Please check our tentative agenda at this link. The Board will be meeting online. If you would like to attend our meeting, please email for information!

IMIA News! First year of membership free for minority languages

For members who work in languages OTHER than the top 10, the first year of IMIA membership is free! Please take advantage of this offer! NON-minority languages are 1. English 2. Spanish 3. ASL 4. Mandarin & Cantonese… Read More

Interview from the Jefferson Exchange

Today, July 17, 2014, I was interviewed by The Jefferson Exchange. The interviewer was startled by the fact that cost drives things enough that I’ve been asked to recommend a non-certified interpreter at times. I highlighted that training… Read More

Oregon interpreting issues in the news

Over the last couple of years, several articles about interpreting in Oregon have been published. July 11, 2014, Oregon Public Broadcasting: Oregon has a shortage of certified medical interpreters July 1, 2014, in the Albany Democrat-Herald: an article… Read More