Monday, April 28, 2008

Diane Curhoys, ASL Interpreter

It's always lovely to read a profile of a great interpreter, but it can be downright fascinating when the interpreter happens to work in a diverse array of settings, such as those encompassed in the From Our Lips project, shedding light on the impact interpreters have on our ability to communicate and interact with each other.

Chrissy Casilio's recent report on American Sign Language interpreter Diane Curthoys gives us a glimpse into the life of this professional.

Diane interprets in every mode common for interpreting today: in person, through videoconference and even phone calls, via videophone.

She also interprets for a wide variety of settings.

She works as a medical interpreter, she interprets at her local church and does quite a bit of conference interpreting, having interpreted for many politicians (Al Gore, Howard Dean, Colin Powell and President Clinton, to name a few), and popular comedians, such as Conan O'Brien and Stephen Colbert.

Read more about Diane in Casilio's full article here.

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