A2I Spotlight: Interpreter Sylma E.

A2I Spotlight: Interpreter Sylma E.

We have a very strong interpreter workforce here at Access—we can fill interpretation requests for over 70 languages in the Columbus area.

This feature piece is really about Sylma E., a Spanish interpreter who has been with Access for about 8 years. I had an opportunity to ask Sylma about her work in the interpretation services field. Here’s what she had to say.

Q: Why did you choose to work with Access?

A: I had a career in banking for many years. When my father passed away suddenly, I brought my elderly mother to live with my husband and me. For a couple of years, I tried to balance a full-time job and my mother’s needs, which was really hard. I decided to quit my job and become a Spanish interpreter with Access. I did my research, and Access was my top choice! I met Yana, and the rest is history! I love the flexibility I have as an interpreter. I have also made lasting, professional friendships with several of my business clients. All-in-all, this is the perfect job for me!

Q: What do you like about working as an interpreter?

A: I love the fact that I can set my own schedule.  I also get to work with long-time business clients and meet new ones. I take pride in representing my company and establishing lasting business contacts.

Q: What kinds of assignments do you take? 

A: I get assignments for medical, legal, public service, schools and such.  

Q: What advice would you give to someone looking to become an interpreter? 

A: I would advise someone looking to become an interpreter to study vocabulary on a regular basis.  We are given many different appointment types, and we must be prepared to know the pertinent vocabulary as best as we can.

Q: Would you recommend our services to potential interpreters or businesses? Why?

A: I would totally recommend Access 2 Interpreters to potential businesses. Yana and the team have become a force to be reckoned with in the interpretation/translation field. The orientation program is on point and extensive. As an interpreter, I feel like I am part of the family. My skills are valued. I am treated with respect. Being able to choose my own schedule is key. The exposure to all kinds of industries is immeasurable.

If you are interested in our services, check our “Contact” page. If you would like to learn more about becoming an interpreter, go to our “Careers” page for more information.

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