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Freelance Interpreter Information Packet

Thank you for your interest in contracting with SLIS.

Now that we have the information you sent us, here is more information about SLIS. Below you will find links to each of the forms you need to review and complete, and the documentation you need to send in with your information. Your basic questions about how we operate and how to work with SLIS are answered here.

Please click on each document below to review it. Print out two copies of the Agreement, and one copy of each of the other forms. Complete, sign, and date as indicated.

Mail all information to us:     Sign Language Interpreting Specialists, Inc.
                                                  3292 Thompson Bridge Road # 333
                                                  Gainesville, Georgia 30506

1. Independent Contractor Agreement

Print 2 of these. This document thoroughly describes the working relationship between SLIS, Inc. and freelance interpreters who contract with us. This is a 5-page document. Please review. For both copies: provide the requested information at the top of the first page, including mailing address, phone numbers, email address, date, etc. Complete with your name and SSN, or if incorporated, add your business name and use your FEIN. Sign, seal (if incorporated) and return these with a copy of your credentials, resume, and documentation of your liability insurance. We will review, sign, seal, and then send you an original of the Agreement for your records.

2. Freelancer Profile

This details your availability and preferences. Please review and complete this profile, and send it in with the above information.

3. W-9 Form

This is required by the Internal Revenue Service for all Independent Contractors. Please complete, sign, date, and send the first page to SLIS.

4. Background Information Check

    Georgia Waiver

SLIS, Inc. requires completed background checks for all freelancers contracting with us. Records are maintained by the Georgia Department of Human Services, Office of Investigative Services, Background Investigations Unit.

Please complete, sign, and date the information sheet. Review, sign, and date the Waiver. Send these to us. When SLIS receives these, we register you with the Cogent System, generating a registration number for you to use. We send this to you, with location options where the scanning fingerprint process can be completed. You will need to bring this registration number with you, as well as your driver’s license and a money order for $52.90 made out to “Cogent Systems – GAPS” to have the scan completed. DHS sends SLIS the determination letter, and we send you a copy.

5. Contact Numbers

This sheet has all SLIS contact numbers for Independent Contractors to use, including the emergency pager number for last minute needs. Please keep these numbers for your use.

Again, thank you for your interest in working with SLIS, Inc. If you have any questions, please contact us. Phone: 770-531-0700 or email: We look forward to working with you

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