Interpreters are language professionals that sell their unique skill set to customers who need to meet their communication needs. Interpreters are certainly knowledge workers, although we are a peculiar kind in that our work is not captured in easily defined “products”.
This means that it’s all the more important for interpreters, many of whom are independent contractors or freelancers, to put a face on their work. To have an online presence and perhaps a portfolio.
Not a blog, like this one. A real website that sells your image as a professional and allows people to hire you.
But after a quick internet search last night, I noticed that unlike other knowledge workers, I can’t find any ASL interpreters who have their own professional websites.
Do you know of any interpreters with professional websites?
Do you think interpreters should have professional websites?
Why are they so rare in our field?