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Andrea interpreting at an Obama election rally in 2008
Andrea interpreting at an Obama election rally in 2008

Andrea K. Smith provides professional interpreting services for users of American Sign Language (ASL) in the United States and abroad. She is highly skilled in all aspects of interpreting between English and American Sign Language, Tactile sign, and SEE. She specializes in legal settings, cleared work, International Sign, Deaf-Hearing interpreters teams, platform (especially concerts and plays), heavy sign-to-voice work, and scientific/technical content. Please scroll down for PDF copies of Andrea's interpreting certifications and resumé.

Settings

Andrea works in a variety of settings including:

  • Legal
  • Cleared Work/Government
  • Scientific/Technical
  • Conferences, including International Sign
  • Mental Health/Medical
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Social Services
  • Business
  • Accounting/Financials
  • Real Estate
  • Performance/Concerts/Platform
  • Deaf-Blind/Close-Visual/Tactile

Experience

Andrea is in private practice seeking direct contract work in the Washington DC Metro area in any of the settings listed above. The bulk of her current work is in legal, cleared, and platform settings. While she is based in DC, she is available to travel anywhere in the United States and to most international countries.

Andrea has been providing professional ASL interpreting services since 2000; she began her interpreting career in the Pacific Northwest as a subcontractor for various referral services. She opened her private practice there and then pursued direct work exclusively upon her move to the East Coast.  She has completed a Master of Arts in Interpreting through the European Masters in Sign Language Interpreting (EUMASLI) program and authored a thesis on signposting and neutral channel communication in Deaf-Hearing interpreting teams.

Andrea began teaching in a professional development setting in 2005. She has taught multiple workshops on taxes and financial management for interpreters at various professional conferences. In 2006, she added a workshop on concert interpreting. She began teaching workshops on legal interpreting in 2010. For more details about Andrea's interpreting and teaching experience, please see her PDF resumé.

Interpreting Certification & Resumé

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