Emory David Dively

Emory is an NIC: Master ASL interpreter, has operated small and large agencies, and consulted with agencies across the US. He has an MA in Communication & Leadership from Gonzaga University.

Minnesota, USA 24 posts
How RID can build trust in the CEO hiring process

How RID can build trust in the CEO hiring process

Over the last several months, RID hired Joey Trapani and recently announced that Trapani would be ending his term as CEO of the organization after only a few months. Even if everything else went well, this would still have been problematic. However, many people were unhappy...…


Sep 15, 2018
1 min read
The paradox of educational interpreting

The paradox of educational interpreting

Educational interpreting is a paradox. More specifically, E-12 interpreting is a paradox. The pay, qualifications, and mindset of (some) interpreters does not appropriately match the situation in which they are working.…


Aug 15, 2018
2 min read
Ask a ninja!

Ask a ninja!

Do you have a question about the business of interpreting or ethics of interpreting? Send me your questions and I'll respond with a blog post. I will help answer your questions and we can all learn from each other. Send me your barriers, challenges or conflicts; we can figure it out!…


Aug 14, 2018
1 min read
Write a guest post: our policies

Write a guest post: our policies

The business of interpreting and the ethics of interpreting are not monolithic. Have a unique lens to share? Here are our guest blog post policies.…


Aug 13, 2018
1 min read
Judge rules machine-learning auto-translate "literal but non-sensical"

Judge rules machine-learning auto-translate "literal but non-sensical"

Per TechCrunch, a judge ruled that a machine-automated translation of your rights and other legal documentation might be *literally a correct translation* but results in nonsensical language.…


Jun 18, 2018
1 min read
Don't go to graduate school to study interpreting

Don't go to graduate school to study interpreting

There are more M.A. programs on ASL Interpreting today than ever before. You can go to school in Florida, Washington D.C., Minnesota, Oregon and more. Here’s the thing though, you shouldn’t do it.…


Jun 14, 2018
2 min read
What’s in the news: June 8, 2018

What’s in the news: June 8, 2018

Some important updates and notes regarding communication access today, June 6, 2018: FCC VOTES TO “STRENGTHEN AND SUSTAIN” IP CAPTIONED SERVICES and Without Interpreters, California’s Deaf Prisoners.…


Jun 08, 2018
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Trapani is RID’s new CEO [Updated]

Trapani is RID’s new CEO [Updated]

This post was significantly updated on June 7, 2018 at 9:40 am Central time Trapani Hired as CEO In…


Jun 07, 2018
2 min read
How much do interpreters make?

How much do interpreters make?

Using employee wage data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics and the Cost of Living Index from Numbeo, we can learn how much interpreters earn and how far that wages goes when you compare it to the cost of living from that area.…


Jun 01, 2018
2 min read