Michael Havelin 's

Sign Language Interpreting Page

It's an art, not a science.

Initially trained at NTID (National Technical Institute for the Deaf) in Rochester, New York in 1972 and RID certified several years later, I've been interpreting for more than 34 years. Gosh, but the time flies.

Over the years, at various times I've interpreted in Western New York State, New York City, Northern New Jersey, Southeastern and Central Florida, Washington D.C., suburban Maryland, Northern and Southwestern Virginia, Western North Carolina, and most of Georgia. I'm now living and practising in Asheville, NC.

I hold RID certifications IC/TC and CT, as well as a full NC Interpreting License.

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Some of My Interpreting Experience

Some Useful and/or Relevant Sign Language Related Links

LSRID - Land O'Sky Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf - My Asheville & Western NC local interpreter organization.

NCRID - North Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf - North Carolina's state interpreter professional organization.

RID - National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf - Provides professional interaction with other working interpreters, a monthly news magazine, our Code of Professional Conduct, and interpreter certification and certificate maintenance services.

NAD - National Association of the Deaf - The most significant national fraternal and social organization of and for the deaf. Provides numerous member services. Certifies interpreters.

Copyright 2006 Michael F. Havelin