Reflections on the 2016 OSTI Annual Conference

-by Jazmin Manjarrez On a beautiful sunny weekend in Bend, Oregon, a group of translators and interpreters came together to celebrate the Third Annual Conference of the Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters. Friends and colleagues gathered to… Read More

OSTI: Supporting All, Including a Vietnamese Interpreter in Eugene

By Bradley Owen My name is Bradley Owen and I am a new interpreter working in the Eugene/Springfield sister-city area in the lower Willamette Valley.  I moved to this beautiful multicultural community from the East Coast in 2014…. Read More

Federal regulations for translation and interpreting in medical settings

Below please find the new federal regulations for interpreting and translation services in health programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Through agencies such as the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Substance… Read More

How can I become a licensed translator or interpreter in Oregon?

Recently, one of our readers asked this question and we thought others might benefit from this answer. In Oregon, the steps to obtaining health care interpreting certification are listed here while information on becoming a certified court interpreter is… Read More

Workers Compensation Rules Review

Recently, OSTI President Helen Eby met with the Workers Compensation Rules Committee and submitted an Interpreter Rules Clean proposal because the Compensation rules lack minimum requirements for interpreters. Under the current rules, any neighbor or friend can interpret…. Read More

ASTM: A framework for teamwork and quality in interpreting and translation

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm. Brown bag lunch. Free presentation. Space is limited. Click here to register Location: Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center Conference Room, 421 SW Oak St., Suite 775, Portland, OR 97204…. Read More

Hearing for new rules for healthcare interpreting

On March 15, 2016, OHA sent the following email out, which we reproduce, with attachments, with their permission: Dear HB2419 RAC and Interested Parties, Please see the attached Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing for the HB2419 Rules. The… Read More

Translator and Interpreter Descriptions

In an effort to raise the public’s awareness of the role of translators, interpreters, transcriber-translators and terminologists, a group of leading professionals convened to draft an outreach document describing who we are, what we do, and how we… Read More