Interpreter, appreciate thyself.

I saw this and I could not AGREE MORE! 🙂

Daniel Greene

Physician, heal thyself. –ancient proverb

Yesterday was Interpreter Appreciation Day. I’d like to propose the day after be dubbed Interpreter Self-Appreciation Day. It is reassuring to be appreciated, but our consumers and colleagues may not always take the time to express their appreciation. What is more, even when people express their appreciation, we may not absorb it, claim it, revel in it– unless we appreciate ourselves.

So, appreciate yourself, dear interpreter! Soak up all that appreciation you received yesterday–and any day of the year–and own it. Next time someone tells you you are good at something, say to yourself, “Yes, I am.” Next time someone tells you they appreciate you, say to yourself, “So do I.” After all, you have to believe you deserve appreciation in order to, well, appreciate it.

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Registering to become a NY Certified Court Interpreter

For many years I have debated on whether or not to finally have the courage and take the test to become NY State Certified Court Interpreter (RUSSIAN). Finally I have decided to do it, after years of my husband nagging me about it. LOL

Yes, I have registered to take the test (June 14th, 2014), in the undisclosed location in NYC. (oooh…very mysterious) 🙂

So lets just look at the process:

Fist there is a deadline to apply. I submitted my application back in March, 2014 (the deadline then was April 1st). But recently when I visited the website again they moved it to May 6,2014.
On the NY COURTS WEB, there is a link to the application. Print it and after filling everything out on it send it in. I have not received a written notice of where the written ENGLISH testing is held yet. But I did receive a phone call asking for my email address, so I guess they have received my application. LOL 🙂

For more information you can visit the NY COURT WEB:

Questions or comments or both? contact me or post a comment 🙂

Till next time,

Kate