You were contracted because of the Deaf Client but you are there for everyone.
Office Manager: We are looking for a volunteer to interpret.
Interpreter: I will if the Doctor will.
OM: THAT is how the DOCTOR makes his LIVING!
Interpreter: What a coincidence, interpreting is how I make mine.
Never let some else tell you what you are worth. Not in business. Not in life.
To those we’ve lost, please add your own:
Theodore Kotis Jr.
Annette Marie (Pois) Long
Jan LeMieux Nelson
Dr. Sally Todd
Mary Toth Bernstecker
When the client asks you, “What do you think I should do?”
That is the devil tempting you! Do not answer.
How many interpreters does it take to screw in a light bulb?
One to screw it in;
Two to give unsolicited feedback; and,
One to mutter, “well, that’s not the choice I would have made.”
What’s your punchline for this joke? Let’s hear them!!!
It’s important to know, but it’s more important to know why you know.
Anyone who is multi-lingual can tell you what someone said. An interpreter can explain why they know the interpretation they provided is accurate.