Its not just you, sometimes every interpreter feels like a fraud just waiting to be caught.
Irregardless is not a word, frozen things thaw-they don’t unthaw, and ravel and unravel mean exactly the same thing.
You are never “just” the interpreter:
- YOU are the interpreter;
- You ARE the interpreter;
- You are THE interpreter; or,
- You are the INTERPRETER.
You are never JUST anything!
Interpreting is not who you are, it’s what you do. Don’t tie your self-worth to your next bad day.
Nobody went to the morgue and nobody went to jail, by definition it went fine; go to sleep.
Avoid “interpreterese,” everything did not happen to Deaf people “a long time ago” Every story a person who is Deaf tells is not “a story I will never forget.” Deaf people don’t “DECIDE” to do everything-often things just happen (sigh)! Oh, and every sentence does not begin “so” nor does every sentence end “and.”
“Interpreter knowledge” is not real knowledge.
It’s just hundreds of disconnected facts you picked up interpreting. You don’t really KNOW anything about any of it.