Becoming a sign language interpreter takes years of education and training. Once you become a sign language interpreter you start to realize just how complex the role is. One of the ways to grow as a sign language interpreter is to work with a mentor.
Sign language interpreters work with mentors for many reasons. Interpreters have the opportunity to work with Deaf and/or hearing mentors in order to continue their growth. Mentoring is a valuable asset for sign language interpreters at any stage in their career.
There are many great options for sign language interpreters to find a mentor. This is a change from even just a few years ago. There are options for both in-person and online mentoring. When looking for a mentor, here are some things to keep in mind.