We recently moved to the St. George, UT area. According to neighbors, friends and fellow court interpreters, the Spanish speaking population in St. George has been on a decrease since the construction market has gone down. This made me think that my services as a translator and an interpreter in Spanish would not be in high demand because of this phenomenon.
I have been working as a Spanish language interpreter in Arkansas for a couple of years now, and I’ve been excited to have my certification validated in the State of Utah. I can now work in the Utah State Court Systems.
This past week we have been getting our children registered at the schools. I was pleased to find out that I can participate on the different Parent Teacher Associations by helping with the translation of documents into Spanish and to interpret for the parents of students whose first language is Spanish.
I love to have the opportunity to break the language barrier and assist in communication. That is why I love the work that I do! I hope that this helps parents with difficulty in English, be better able to help their children in all their educational needs and be more involved in all the programs provided for them.
There are many bilingual people in the area because of all the LDS returned missionaries that reside here. Even so, there are only three Certified Spanish Interpreters that are local to the St. George Utah area. I think there is a high demand for excellent quality interpretation and translation when it comes to attorneys, institutions, and businesses. I guess we just need to let everyone know that we are here, that we are local, and that we provide an excellent certified service.