For Interpreters

My publications

Guide to Video Remote Interpreting for Sign Language Interpreters

Interpreting a Yoga Class

A few of my favorite online tools for sign language interpreters:

Interpreting Blogs and News – This blog is a must-read for professional sign language interpreters.  The blog’s founder, Brandon Arthur, brings a much needed rigor to the dialogue of our profession.  I highly recommend all interpreters and interpreting students follow the conversation to get involved.

Interpreter Forum – A Google Groups forum for interpreters in Washington State.  Subscribing to this group is a good way to keep a pulse on our state’s interpreting news.  The group represents interpreters of all languages.

General Business Management –  A very handy expense tracking tool (with an app, of course). Take pictures of your receipts, track mileage, send reports to your accountant or upload directly to QuickBooks. – Calculates hours in a Google calendar.  I use this to count how many hours I’m working. (I have one dedicated calendar for only my interpreting assignments)

Boomerang for Gmail – Ever forget to follow up on an email because you haven’t gotten a response?  Or want to schedule a message to be sent at a time when people are most likely to read it?  That’s what Boomerang does, and it’s super handy.

Performance Interpreting – A very helpful song translation site.  Click on a line that doesn’t make explicit sense and you can read translations and see visual imagery to help in your interpretation. – An excellent resource for preparing for and anticipating concert setlists.

General Interpreting Prep

The Interpreter’s Friend – An oldie, but a goodie.  This site was curated by the late David Bar-Tzur, and is a gold mine of resources.  Whatever you’re looking for, simply type it into the search bar and you’ll likely find it.