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The Sache Language  Featured Interpreter  Portrait honors a Health Care Interpreter each quarter for their commitment to professional excellence. Our award recognizes them for their skills and for going above and beyond by helping people in need and in strengthening our community.

Sache Language International is very proud to honor Victor Zaborskiy as our Featured Interpreter Spring 2020.

We call Victor our “Navy Seal”. He takes on the toughest assignments and can be relied on to carry them out successfully every time.

In Victor’s own words:

“The local Portland community is very diverse in terms of culture and language. Whereas a younger generation of former Soviet citizens has easily adapted to a new life in the U.S., middle-aged and senior immigrants struggle to familiarize themselves with unchartered territory. I experienced the same struggle when I moved to the U.S. more than 25 years ago. Being multicultural and multilingual (Russian, Ukrainian, and English), I serve as a bridge between my former compatriots and their American counterparts in various settings, such as medical, legal, business, and social.

The medical setting is a very special one, as many customs, traditions, and cultural standards of former Soviet people differ from those of American medical professionals. My responsibility as an interpreter is not to strictly transfer messages from one language to another, but to facilitate an understanding between patient and provider while maintaining strict professional standards. I enjoy seeing that my efforts are appreciated by both patient and provider – instant gratification!

As a freelance contractor with Sache since 2013, I admire the company’s commitment to both efficiency and effectiveness, as well as its responsive team of schedulers. I specifically appreciate the respect that Sache managers show towards all contracted linguists, clients/providers, and patients. Furthermore, Sache is run by French immigrants, and after all, who would understand the needs and emotions of an immigrant better than fellow immigrants?”

Victor’s professional interpreting credentials include:

  • Certified by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI)
  • Certified Interpreter for the US Immigration Court
  • As a military interpreter, periodically interprets at military exercises hosted by US Department of Defense (DOD). Victor is also a DOD subcontractor assisting DOD with publications and training programs in Russian and Ukrainian.

Thank you for your great work and your service to our communities, Victor!

Blanche Michelle

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