Interpreter Testimonials 2017-06-25T09:22:26+00:00

Interpreter Testimonials

Testimonials from our Interpreters
“It’s an honor to recommend Nationwide Interpreter Resource. I have been working for June for about 8 years now, and it has been a great experience for me, both personally and professionally. June is extremely efficient and conscientious, and operates her agency in a very professional manner. Candy, her assistant, is a pleasure to work with as well. There are many agencies out there, but few of this caliber. June was a CSC with years of experience and familiarity with Deaf culture even before she established NIR. NIR’s frequent “Food for Thought” sessions, which offer free CEUs, give us the opportunity to engage in professional development as well as interaction with our colleagues.”

Debbie Etkie, M.Ed., CI, CT
Interpreter
Boca Raton, FL


“As a freelance interpreter working throughout Broward, Miami, and Palm Beach counties, It is imperative to work with professional and ethical interpreting agencies. I can confidently say that Nationwide Interpreter Resource, Inc. demonstrates just that. As one of the most reputable agencies, it has been not only gratifying working with NIR, but also a sense of security knowing that they strive to uphold such a high standard for all parties involved.”

Kathleen Stephenson, NIC
Interpreter
Cooper City, FL


“When I was new in town, I was given NIR as an agency to contact in order to receive interpreting assignments. After contacting several agencies in South Florida, June Backer’s was the only one that called me in for an interview and checked my credentials. I expected this from anyone who was hiring me and didn’t know me. She was the only one professional enough to do the right thing before sending me out to work. This speaks volumes to her professional morals and ethics. I would work for NIR anytime she asked because I know June has done her homework about the assignment before she chooses me and sends me to represent her.”

Linn Staton, CI, CT
Interpreter
Boston, MA and Ft Lauderdale, FL


“I’ve known June Baker for 8 years and have really enjoyed freelancing for her. Due to family commitments, she has always respected my need for flexibility. I am especially loyal to NIR because of its professional reputation, providing full support to its clients and interpreters. June and her assistant Candice are easily accessible, do an excellent job of matching my skills to assignments, and provide me with accurate and appropriate information needed to do my job. I find the free training workshops to be more valuable than larger conference workshops because of the small setting with other local interpreters discussing concerns common to our area. And the free CEUs are icing on the cake! I trust working for NIR which has allowed me to enjoy what I do.”

Mary Louise Johnson, CI, CT
Interpreter
Jupiter, FL


“Working for NIR is a refreshing experience in South Florida. Here you will find qualified interpreters working for an agency that cares about the clients and the interpreters and does everything possible to professionally match the communication styles of the clients to the skills of the interpreters. With June Backer, you are not a number, you are part of the family and she will work with you to nurture and develop your skills, increase your certification and to nourish your spirit! June provides free workshops, equitable pay, support and encouragement for professional development and an arena to grow your skills.”

Sandy Mahoney, CSC
Interpreter
Hillsboro Beach, FL


“Nationwide Interpreter Resource has been the most rewarding agency with which I have worked. I found great camaraderie with fellow interpreters, a support system, and a thrilling variety of work. The beauty of the Palm Beach area is hard to beat and you cannot help but be drawn to it!”

Heather Harkleroad, CI, CT
Interpreter
Cedarville, OH