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Dealing directly with interpreters
To get the best cost-quality ratio, ask your consultant interpreter for advice.
If you ask a consultant interpreter to put together your team of interpreters you will find that the cost is less than if you go to another intermediary.
Other intermediaries subcontract interpretation and take a commission on interpreter fees or the overall cost of interpreters. The level of commission may vary from 20% to 100% of the total.
To optimise their profit, other intermediaries may end up hiring non-professional interpreters.
Recommended citation format:AIIC. "Selecting interpreters". aiic.net December 12, 2011. Accessed January 29, 2020. <http://aiic.net/p/5929>.
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