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A Tale of Two Codes: ASL Interpreting & Nursing

A Tale of Two Codes: ASL Interpreting & Nursing

This blog’s focus is the comparison and contrast of two different Codes of Professional Conduct: One within the field of American Sign Language Interpreting, the other in the field of Nursing. Individual tenets will be examined, and similarities and differences will...

Legal Interpreting: Challenges with Law Enforcement

Legal Interpreting: Challenges with Law Enforcement

          A vital aspect of the law enforcement process is the interview, previously known as the interrogation, of suspects and witnesses. This is a complex process that requires the acuity of highly trained and skilled officers. The presence of an interpreter adds...

What’s Your Story? Volume #5

What’s Your Story? Volume #5

Often times when I am on an interpreting assignment, the question is posed.... “Why or how did you become an interpreter?” After speaking with many of my colleagues, this is a common occurrence. I thought it would be interesting and fun to find out why or how...

Legal Interpreting: Vicarious Trauma

Legal Interpreting: Vicarious Trauma

Vicarious trauma, also called compassion fatigue, is a real threat to Sign Language interpreters in any setting. In a primary school setting, an interpreter could witness the effects of physical abuse on a d/Deaf student at the hands of a parent. In a hospital...

12 Tips for New Sign Language Interpreters

12 Tips for New Sign Language Interpreters

If you are a sign language interpreter who is new to the field, welcome! When you first enter the field as a novice sign language interpreter, it can be overwhelming to navigate all the new challenges and experiences. The lessons that you learned from your Interpreter...

Legal Interpreting: RID Standard Practices

Legal Interpreting: RID Standard Practices

        The governing body for American Sign Language interpreters, The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), produces Standard Practice Papers for each of its specialties; this includes the specialty of Legal interpreting. The RID first defines what Legal...

What’s Your Story?  Volume #4

What’s Your Story? Volume #4

Often times when I am on an interpreting assignment, the question is posed.... “Why or how did you become an interpreter?” After speaking with many of my colleagues, this is a common occurrence. I thought it would be interesting and fun to find out why or how...

ASL Interpreters: INTERPRET THIS! Cats vs. Dogs

ASL Interpreters: INTERPRET THIS! Cats vs. Dogs

This blog begins the “INTERPRET THIS!” Series, in which a stimulus will be presented either in ASL or English for the purpose of honing your interpreting skills at your leisure. No matter whether you are well-seasoned or fresh out of an Interpreter Training Program,...

Watch and Learn

Watch and Learn

Spoken language interpreters are given the opportunity to live in a country with native speakers to understand the nuances of culture and language i.e.: learning French, live in France. In our new world with limited travel, there are self-paced programs available to...

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