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7 Tips for Your Remote Interpreting Station

7 Tips for Your Remote Interpreting Station

By now, many interpreters have acquired various equipment to help them create remote interpreting stations in their homes. If you have not yet put together a remote setup in your home and are interested in remote interpreting assignments, I hope this blog helps you...

Scenario Series: What Would You Do? Scenario #2

Scenario Series: What Would You Do? Scenario #2

For this week’s blog, we will dive into yet another hypothetical interpreting scenario including an ethical dilemma to ponder. Interpreter Role As mentioned in the previous blog in this series, humans are often faced with ethical dilemmas—some big, some small—that we...

What’s Your Story? Volume #1

What’s Your Story? Volume #1

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, I discovered this is a common occurrence. I thought it would be interesting and fun to find out why or...

Scenario Series: What Would You Do? Scenario # 1

Scenario Series: What Would You Do? Scenario # 1

In our daily lives, we are often faced with ethical dilemmas—some big, some small—that we must negotiate through and/or around. For these daily dilemmas, we have our beliefs and values to guide us, cultivated as we have navigated the passing years. Ethical dilemmas in...

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....

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