What can we do to better the image of our profession?

APTIJ’s view is that “united we stand” and that we cannot sit back and do nothing.

 

Firstly, court interpreters and translators must be required to be qualified or meet certain requirements.

 

Secondly, we propose that a Freelance interpreter-translator Register be created in order to cover the work that interpreters on payroll cannot do due to overload. Our aim is then to prevent any possible abuse from intermediary or outsourced companies which do not guarantee their employees’ qualification, or confidentiality in many cases, not to mention the absurdly low fees their interpreter-translators are paid.