A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life

Many people who work a 9-5 job, or some facsimile of that kind of schedule may not have an idea of what the working life is like of the interpreter who just stepped into your office. Most interpreters, of any language, work as subcontractors for agencies and often...
Hello, Operator?

Hello, Operator?

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of taking part in the direction giving exercise of teaching an alien how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you’ll understand how cultural contexts, assumptions, and visual cues can play an important role in...
When is a Sign Not a Sign

When is a Sign Not a Sign

How could you tell it was fake? What was he really signing? Do deaf people in South Africa know American Sign Language? What did the deaf people do? Knowing that I am an American Sign Language interpreter, these are some of the questions my friends and family asked as...