OSTI Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility

We, the members of the Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters (OSTI) , accept as our ethical and professional duty the obligation to:

  • convey meaning between people and cultures faithfully, accurately, and impartially
  • hold in strictest confidence any privileged and/or confidential information entrusted to us in the course of our work
  • represent our qualifications, capabilities, and responsibilities honestly and to work always within them
  • enhance those capabilities at every opportunity through continuing education in language, subject field, and professional practice
  • act collegially by sharing knowledge and experience and welcoming newcomers to the profession
  • define in advance by mutual agreement and abide by, the terms of all business transactions among ourselves and with others
  • ask for and offer due recognition and respect for our work
  • endeavor in good faith to resolve among ourselves any dispute that may arise out of our professional interactions

    … ever mindful that our failure to abide by these principles may harm our own interests, those of our fellow members, our organization OSTI and those we serve as well as our profession