What it Really Means to Observe

I’m the kind of person who can’t stand having someone looking over my shoulder. It’s the hovering that really gets me. If I’m writing, and I know someone is there,…

Drop the Mic: Strategies for Successful ASL to English Interpretation

The workshop presenter, Sonja Smith, has an M.A. as well as the NIC, BEI Master, and BEI Court credentials and a wealth of interpreting experience. In the workshop, participants examined…

Old Habits

I have a confession to make. In high school and in college, I was that student. You know, the ones that would sell their arms and legs for a good…

Feedback

Interpreting is hard. That’s the conclusion of many of my mentoring sessions, discussions with colleagues, and post-analysis self-revelations. It’s like a piece of dark chocolate (no milk chocolate allowed in…

Engage

When I was first asked if I would be interested in writing blogs for NMRID, my first thought was a slideshow of all of the amazing interpreters I’ve had the…