Miami Dade Community College (Music)
I am a native American Sign Language (ASL) user with Deaf parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. I have been a certified ASL interpreter (NADV Master) for 11 years and a working interpreter for over 25 years. I have extensive experience (15 years) in teaching ASL from beginning to advanced levels in addition to mentoring of new interpreters.
I am available mostly in the evenings or on weekends. All ages welcome. I am a native American Sign Language (ASL) user with Deaf parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. I have been a certified ASL interpreter (NADV Master) for 11 years and a working interpreter for over 25 years. I have extensive experience (15 years) in teaching ASL from beginning to advanced levels in addition to mentoring of new interpreters.
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Working as an American Sign Language interpreter for the last 27 years has afforded me the benefit of working in the university system for well over 20 years. As a result, I've interpreted college courses on nearly every topic imaginable. I've worked a number of years with students in various graphic design and Adobe Suite classes where not only am I interpreting, I often pulled double duty as a tutor for the Deaf & hard-of- hearing students.
In addition, I managed an art gallery in Maui, Hawaii and Los Angeles for 5 years. I was able to put all that I'd learned into practice as Web designer of the gallery site, marketing and promo materials. The Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, were my main tools.
I'm a former computer science major turned interpreter. Thankfully, my strong background in computers has been a lifesaver for running my own business for the past 27 years.
My qualifications in this area stem initially from growing up with Deaf parents and a Deaf sister. I also have numerous other members of my family that are either Deaf or hard-of-hearing. In addition to this personal experience, I've worked as a certified American Sign Language Interpreter for 26 years. I've had a great deal of involvement in the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities in a variety of settings from the educational system to the culture itself. I believe my experience and expertise in this area may be of benefit to your subscribers.
I've been running my own business using excel for 27 years.
I have over 25 years of experience being self-employed as a sign language interpreter. In being a freelancer, I have always had to do my own bookkeeping, including my taxes. I am very well-versed in Quickbooks and have used the program extensively for invoicing, payroll, filing 941 (1099 income statements) to job costing. I am familiar with setting up expense/income accounts as well as journal entries. I've also interpreted accounting courses more than one should ever have to, which has the positive side effect of learning accounting.
In my profession, for the past 27 years, as an American Sign Language interpreter, I am well-versed in both ASL and English linguistics. I have interpreted a variety of courses at the college level for over 25 years and am very familiar with reading and writing standards and curriculum, including Caesar's English, APA and MLA formats. I am also a published author with articles written for several magazines and a former popular blog editor and writer.
I am a nationally certified interpreter (through Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf--RID.) I have over 25 years of interpreting experience. I have 15 years of teaching experience and am a native ASL user. I have over 50+ people in my family that are Deaf as well, including both of my parents.
I've been a linguist and ASL interpreter for the past 27 years. This line of work requires not only a solid proficiency in American Sign Language-- a diverse English vernacular is possibly even more important due to the huge lexicon of English compared to the small lexicon of ASL. As a result, reading the thesaurus and the study of English linguistics is as important as knowledge of ASL.
I majored in music and am 5 classes shy of my AA degree from Miami Dade College (remaining classes are all general education.) I also have been a working performer/composer/vocalist for the past 20 years. My most recent project, Crimson Juliet, has music that has been featured in film, and various actor demo reels. I can provide vocal training, stage presence instruction and guidance in music theory/composing.