Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART Captioning)
eCaptions is a matching (referral) company that connects clients and speech-to-text translators (aka captioners) working as self-employed independent contractors. We are always looking for skilled stenographers or voice writers to contract with us to provide their realtime speech-to-text translation (captioning) services in academic (and other) settings to the customers of their choice.
eCaptions employs no captioners in house or otherwise. eCaptions contracts with bona fide independent professional captioners providing their services through their own legitimate businesses. Therefore, when you contract with eCaptions as a vendor, we shall contract with your business.
Only qualified captioners will be considered for performing services (through their business). Opportunities to provide services will be on an as-needed basis.
To demonstrate that you are a professional performing services through and operating a business, we give preference to qualified individuals who show:
They are working through a business with a valid Federal Employer Identification Number (aka FEIN or EIN).
They perform their services through a formal business structure (in this order of preference):
Sole Proprietorship with a business name. If necessary, as required by local jurisdiction, it may need to be registered as a Fictitious Business Name (FBN, aka Doing Business As, DBA).
Sole Proprietorship w/o a business name
Their business has registered for and holds a Business License (aka local Tax Registration, Tax Certificate) if required by local jurisdiction (or can provide proof that it is not required).
Their business can provide proof that it (or it on behalf of you) is advertising by providing to us several items from this list:
Business Website (highly preferred)
Business LinkedIn Page
Business Facebook Page
Rate Sheet (highly preferred)
Company Bio/Work History/References
Their business can provide Certificates of Insurance (if any) for General Liability and Errors and Omissions coverage.
They can provide relevant Professional Certifications (preferred).
Electronic copies are acceptable.
Other than certifications, all materials should be in the business name, referencing you as the service provider when necessary.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions and/or send the above information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the above, if we come to a contracting agreement, you will be required to submit:
A current W-9
Banking Info for Direct Deposit
A Signed Independent Service Provider Agreement
eCaptions is the official CART
and Captioning agency for Deaf
Community Services of San Diego, Inc.
eCaptions employs no captioners of our own. The providers we refer are fully qualified and reliable independent contractors.