The audience will be distracted by the interpreters, for about 3 minutes. Then they will all realize they don’t understand Sign Language, mutter “pretty,” and just watch the rest of the performance.
Never let a Client’s sad become your sad.
(Rule does not apply to happy)
Always be the interpreter with whom you wish to team.
When a hearing person says “if you will not volunteer to interpret, you will leave this client without an interpreter,” the proper answer is:
No. You will.
I am ready, willing and able to interpret but you are not will to hire me.
The moment you are ready to pay for the service, I will provide it.
Its not just you, sometimes every interpreter feels like a fraud just waiting to be caught.
Interpreters only need to know two things:
- Sign Language; and,
- Everything Else.
Ibuprophen and Diet Coke are not “Lunch”