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Spoken Language

What are the requirements to become completely onboarded as an interpreter with Ad Astra?
First, you must submit your resume listing all your languages and dialects. Secondly, you must provide two forms of identification for I-9 verification. Lastly, you must submit all the required immunizations (Varicella, Hepatitis B, Mumps, Measles, and Rubella, TDAP, TB skin test or chest x-ray, seasonal Flu). A background and drug screening will also be provided by Ad Astra during onboarding.

Do I have to submit all immunizations to take assignments?
No, you do not have to submit all immunizations to take assignments. You may take government and community assignments without immunizations. However, you cannot take medical assignments if you do not have immunizations.

Do I need to be a Certified Interpreter to be onboarded?
No, you do not have to be certified to be onboarded.

What are the types of clients you work with?
All our contracts are divided into three categories: government, medical, and community. Government contracts are local and state contracts. We work with a slew of medical facilities including but not limited to-rehab, mental health, medical research, etc. Lastly, Ad Astra is dedicated to helping the community through social services, non-profits, and other educational organizations.

Where do you have contracts?
We have contracts in Maryland, Northern Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, and Minnesota.

Can I work with other agencies?
Yes, you are more than welcome to interpret with other agencies in tandem with Ad Astra.

How many days do I have to work? Am I able to take vacations?
As a freelance interpreter you are not committed to work a certain number of hours or days. Per availability of assignments, you can work as little or as often as you would like. Also, you can take vacations any time that you would like.

When and how do we get paid?
As per the industry standard, we pay on the invoicing system called ‘Net 45’. You will be paid 45 days after submitting your invoice and other related documents. We offer direct deposit or check payment.

Do you cover gas, parking, and mileage?
No, we do not cover gas, parking, and mileage. However, we do offer the 2-hour minimum for most of our contracts. Also, as a freelance interpreter/contract employee you can write off gas, parking, and or mileage on your taxes.

What kind of tax form will I receive at the end of the year?
You will receive a 1099 tax form if you make more than $600 that year.

How can I apply to become an interpreter?
You can apply by submitting your resume to the Recruiting Department at resume@ad-astrainc.com.

How can I get in contact if I have any further questions?
You can send us an email to recruiting@ad-astrainc.com or call us at 301-408-4242 ex. 5

Are you able to provide Employment Verification?
Yes, we are. Please send your request to recruiting@ad-astrainc.com.

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Deaf & Hard of Hearing

What are the requirements to become completely onboarded as an interpreter with Ad Astra?
First, you must submit your resume listing all your languages and dialects. Secondly, you must provide two forms of identification for I-9 verification. Lastly, you must submit all the required immunizations (Varicella, Hepatitis B, Mumps, Measles, and Rubella, TDAP, TB skin test or chest x-ray, seasonal Flu). A background and drug screening will also be provided by Ad Astra during onboarding.

Do I have to submit all immunizations to take assignments?
No, you do not have to submit all immunizations to take assignments. You may take government and community assignments without immunizations. However, you cannot take medical assignments if you do not have immunizations.

Do I need to be a Certified Interpreter to be onboarded?
No, you do not have to be certified to be onboarded.

What are the types of clients you work with?
All our contracts are divided into three categories: government, medical, and community. Government contracts are local and state contracts. We work with a host of medical facilities including but not limited to-rehab, mental health, medical research, etc. Lastly, Ad Astra is dedicated to helping the community through social services, non-profits, and other educational organizations.

Where do you have contracts?
We have contracts in Maryland, Northern Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania

Can I work with other agencies?
Yes, you are more than welcome to interpret with other agencies in tandem with Ad Astra.

How many days do I have to work? Am I able to take vacations?
As a freelance interpreter you are not committed to work a certain number of hours or days. Per availability of assignments, you can work as little or as often as you would like. Also, you can take vacations any time that you would like.

When and how do we get paid?
As per the industry standard, we pay on the invoicing system called ‘Net 45’. You will be paid 45 days after submitting your invoice and other related documents. We offer direct deposit or check payment.

Do you cover gas, parking, and mileage?
No, we do not cover gas, parking, and mileage. However, we do offer the 2-hour minimum for most of our contracts. Also, as a freelance interpreter/contract employee you can write off gas, parking, and or mileage on your taxes.

What kind of tax form will I receive at the end of the year?
You will receive a 1099 tax form if you make more than $600 that year.

How can I apply to become an interpreter?
You can apply by submitting your resume to the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Department at deaf.hoh@ad-astrainc.com. Also, if you have any certifications, please attach the certification to the email as well.

How can I get in contact if I have any further questions?
You can send us an email to deaf.hoh@ad-astrainc.com or call us at 301-408-4242 ex. 116

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Translation

What are the requirements to become a freelance translator for Ad Astra, Inc?
We require that all our translators and editors are native speakers of the target language and have near-native fluency in the source language (ILR Level 4 minimum). Additionally, all linguists must have at least 2 years of experience as a translator, and one of the following: a Higher Education degree in either translation or linguistics, and/or a certification from a third-party entity such as the American Translators Association (ATA).

Do I need to be a certified translator?
If you have a strong command of both the target and source languages and have a degree in translation, linguistics or a related field, you do not need a certification to become one of our independent translators.

What type of material do normally work with?
Given the diversity and scope of work of our clients, the material we normally handle includes a broad array of fields such as legal, business, finance, entertainment, advertising, social services, education, scientific, journalistic, engineering.

What types of clients do work with?
Our clients are divided in to two groups: Government, and Private organizations. These clients include but are not limited to: State & Federal Government agencies, Universities/colleges, NGOs, financial organizations, law firms, insurance companies, public relations and advertising organizations, entertainment firms, Social Services and Education agencies.

Can I work with other agencies?
Absolutely! You can translate for another agency while working with Ad Astra, Inc.

How and when will I be getting paid?
As per the industry standard, we pay on the invoicing system called ‘Net 45’. You will be paid 45 days after submitting your invoice and other related documents. We offer direct deposit or check payment.

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