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When walking through the high school halls between classes

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A few weeks back I Messaged you and said how absurd transliterating was and that I was never going to be able to do it. I wanted to share with you in my excitement. It clicked last week! It took 7 weeks. But it happened. Miracles to happen

Anonymous

Had to share this with you all. (Yay!)

When I’m interpreting and this happens…


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Oct 8

When the company i’m interpreting for insists I get in the company photo with them even though I don’t work there

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Oct 7

When I find my place to interpret in the room

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Oct 6

When Interpreting a heated conversation

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Oct 3

When I met Peter Cook for the first time

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Oct 3

Hi! I love your t-shirt designs, particularly the ASL meets Braille hoodie that's dark green. When will this be back? Also can you make some colors/sizes that for guys? I get that 99% of terps are women, but I too want to join in on reppin' Terp Life!

Anonymous

Thanks for the kind words! Both designs are still available to purchase at any time. However the quota must be met in order for the shirts to be printed and sent out. If the quota is not met then no one will be charged for their order. I do intend to put them back up to help meet that quota since there are several people who still want a shirt. The design comes in both men’s and women’s sizes/colors. These options can be configured while in the purchasing section online. Sweater weather is coming up so expect to see them soon! Check my older posts for the links to the shirts.

Thanks!!
Tony

Oct 2
Oct 2

Walking into the wrong room to interpret

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Oct 1

When people try to hand me things meant for the Deaf consumer while I’m interpreting

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When there’s a metaphor happy speaker

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Wonder about the t-shirt, with the fists across the chest.. have you ever thought of how it'd look like on women? Imagine a woman wearing it to some kind of a marathon? I am a bit UGH on that t-shirt design. :-/

Anonymous

Hey!
Yes, I have indeed thought about that. You’re not the first to ask the question either. Your concern makes a lot of sense, and it’s something I’ve taken into account. Some people love the design, and then there are some not so much. This is great feedback though which allows me to make improvements and create something better. Thanks for sending me a message! Feedback is always much appreciated :)

Tony

I've been following you for a while now and I thought that you had gone on a really long hiatus without any warning or anything, so I decided to check your blog. Turns out your posts just don't show up on my dashboard and I'm not sure why. It's like I'm not following you at all.... But anyways besides Tumblr's weird quirks, I love your blog! It's like a sneak peak into what I'm (hopefully) going to be working/dealing with one day.

Anonymous

Hey thanks! I love running this blog and entertaining my fans :) yeah I took a break over the summer because life has a tendency of hitting me in the face when I’m not looking. I’m slowly getting back into the groove of posting though. Yay!
I hope you’re not still having problems with viewing my posts. I’m not sure if it’s a technical issue or something completely different. Either way, thanks for being a fan and keep it real!

Hi! I recently graduated from an ITP and, after completing my internship, am unsure that this is really the career path I want to follow. I am leery about spending the $400+ to take the certification test when I'm not sure this is what I want to do. I am in love with the people that I have gotten to know during my internship and know that I want to continue working in this community but I'm not sure if interpreting is for me. I know you're busy but I was hoping you could give me some advice?

Anonymous

Congrats on graduating! I’m glad you asked! That is a tough question though. There is always potential to make good money as an interpreter. The rate of pay can vary per state and can also be dependent on how many certifications you have, level of certification, education, professional memberships, professional development credits, and years of experience. Most importantly you just gained this amazing skill that you can use in a variety of settings and still work with the Deaf community! Social work, teaching, VR, counseling, or medical to name a few… Certification costs are pricey, there’s no denying that. However, as with any profession, you must prove your skill to be recognized as a professional in the field. Which means paying an organization to use their skills to evaluate and then certify you is well worth the amount. Plus you gain recognition by the interpreting and Deaf community as a respected professional interpreter that they can trust. And plus plus plus you just proved to yourself that all this hard work put in has paid off. I hope this helps. It’s a tough question to answer in just a few sentences :-/ and I apologize for such a late response to your question.
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