Liz Essary has over a decade of experience as a Spanish interpreter in a variety of settings. In 2012, she received national CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE INTERPRETER™ certification, and in 2013 she was certified through the Indiana Supreme Court Interpreter Certification program. In 2016 she completed a Master’s of Conference Interpreting, which included graduate-level training to interpret in medical, court, and conference settings.

From 2011 to 2015, Liz served as Language Services Supervisor at Indiana University Health Academic Health Center, where she developed and delivered workshops for interpreters and those who work with them. An experienced interpreter trainer, Liz is accredited through the CCHI Continuing Education Accreditation Program, and is licensed to teach Bridging the Gap, Spanish Bilingual Assistant, and The Community Interpreter®. In 2013, she served as an item writer and subject matter expert for CCHI’s written exam. Liz has spoken in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico on quality in interpreter services, advocacy for interpreters, and skills-based training for interpreters.

Liz holds a B.A. in Spanish from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, where she is Associate Faculty. She also holds a Master’s of Conference Interpreting from York University’s Glendon School of Translation. She has lived and studied in Spain, France, Costa Rica, and Toronto, and is currently a freelance interpreter and interpreter trainer based in Indianapolis.

Since 2012, Liz has shared her experiences as an interpreter and interpreter trainer on her That Interpreter blog.


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