Aster Yilma

Interpreter in New Jersey

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I am a proficient Amharic<>English interpreter with 15+ years of experience. I was born and raised in Ethiopia but I reside in the United States. I travel to Ethiopia frequently. Consequently, I remain abreast of language and cultural changes in both countries. In addition to providing interpreting services for different companies and individuals, I have worked as an escort interpreter and cultural liaison for my clients, accompanying them on trips to Ethiopia. I am listed in the Interpreters Registries of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York Courts Systems. In addition, I have a college certificate in Interpreting Spoken Language. I have government security clearance for ICE assignments. I am an active member of ATA, NAJIT, NY Circle of Translators and Proz.com.

CAREER SUMMARY

Interpreting Modes:

• Consecutive & Simultaneous

• Face-to-Face, Escort, Interpreting

• Telephone, Skype, Video Conference

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance Interpreter

LEGAL:

• Attorney Client Preparation

• Depositions (Personal Injury, Workman’s Compensation, Automobile Accidents)

• Child Custody hearings

• Divorce proceedings

• Criminal and Civil court cases ( Adoption, Domestic Violence, Robbery, Probation)

IMMIGRATION:

• Citizenship application

• Stoke Hearings

• Political Asylum hearings

EDUCATIONAL:

• Student testing

• Academic assessment

• Special needs evaluation

• Office of Impartial Hearing

MEDICAL:

• Psychiatric evaluations

• Physical examinations

• Occupational capability assessment

COMMUNITY SERVICE

• Volunteer advocate for domestic violence victims

• Taught ESL for Literacy Volunteers of America

• Established an academic scholarship for underprivileged Ethiopian students

• Served as Member of the Board of Trustees of South Orange Maplewood Adult School

• Served as Member of the Board of Trustees of Kidus Gabriel Ethiopian Tewahedo Church

  • Work
    • Interpreter
  • Education
    • Univeristy of Massachusettes
    • Union County College