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Dreaming Big and Aiming High

Dreaming Big and Aiming High

When I first started in my interpreting career in 2001, there were many options for becoming a certified interpreter: CI/CT, Oral, NAD, RID, QA, EIE. The last two were from the state of Florida. I’m not sure they were offered in other states but I’m sure there were...

Exploring the Code of Professional Conduct

Exploring the Code of Professional Conduct

This article begins a four-part series highlighting Interpreter Training, Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, and other Deaf-related post-secondary programs across the United States. Part One will focus on programs available in the Southeastern Region of the United States....

Achieving Professional Standards in Interpreting

Achieving Professional Standards in Interpreting

What does it mean to be a PROFESSIONAL Interpreter? Professionalism is not defined by what job you do, but by how you do it. Different workplaces and roles have different expectations about dress, the use of social media, confidentiality, behavior on the job, your...

7 ASL Interpretations of The Star-Spangled Banner

7 ASL Interpretations of The Star-Spangled Banner

This article begins a four-part series highlighting Interpreter Training, Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, and other Deaf-related post-secondary programs across the United States. Part One will focus on programs available in the Southeastern Region of the United States....

15 Idioms in English & Their Meanings

15 Idioms in English & Their Meanings

With all the advance materials, research, and deliberate practice in the world, at the end of the day we never really know what our clients might say or do. Sometimes a client will say something completely out of left field, and as an interpreter it is our duty to...

The Reality of being an Interpreter with APMPPE 

The Reality of being an Interpreter with APMPPE 

It was between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2019 when I realized I couldn’t see. It wasn’t total inability to see, though it felt that way. It was dark spots that looked like floaters, that used to float then go away, but this time they were constantly there - unmoving....

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