I did the same thing. This has been a life saver for me.
This is the desk I use, I added a keyboard tray.
These are the ones I use:
They're pretty comfortable! I just got them a couple months ago so idk how long lasting they are but I recommend them esp being around $50
Certainly! I’ve been out of college for about seven years now, so the book may have changed since my time, but I used the GRE Test Prep Literature in English. This may be what I used, but like I said it was seven years ago:
Cracking the GRE Literature in English Subject Test, 6th Edition (Graduate School Test Preparation) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0375429719/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2B22CRSA9TW3CTSKVQH0
Also, here’s a link to Texas’s study guide for the BEI: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/laws-regulations/handbooks/bei_study_guide.pdf
Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics
Highly recommend it.
As for cost.
Coursera course: Free (no need to do the $49 signature track since the PINRA attendance requirements are very flexible)
CEU processing by my local RID chapter: $10
I've heard of CEUs on the Go, but have never used them. All I've heard is that you pay for its convenience.
Also don't know about Deaf Action Center.
Nope. It was Professional Studies. The class was Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics So it was easy for RID to consider it PS CEUs.
My local RID chapter charges $10 to process CEUs. So 2.5 CEUs for $10 is not bad if you ask me :-) (Cheaper than your CEU business plan?)
My next goal is to take a Coursera course that would usually be considered GS and make it PS by proving it directly relates to work I am doing.
Chairs depend SO MUCH on your height and ergonomics.
I am only 5'2' so I had difficulty finding chairs to accommodate my needs. Many chairs can go low enough, but the seats are deeper to accommodate taller people, too, which means that I end up slouching or using a pillow to reach the back of the chair. I was dealing with a LOT of back and shoulder pain as a result.
Once I went to WFH, I tried a couple of different chairs marketed for office or gaming (without success) before a coworker turned me on to the one I have now- and I ADORE IT. I use it for work and take it out to do crafts/ sewing as well. It is like a doctor's rolly chair- no arms, adjustable height, lumbar support. I have an old 4" aerobic step ( just one layer from a garage sale) to prop my feet on when seated. I am happy with the setup and it is comfortable for my needs. I work from home VRS and have a sit to stand desk that I love- so I alternate throughout the day which is also helpful. Hope this helps
> Idk why that link is so long.
I know this isn't the point of this post and you didn't ask but everything after "1097365239/" is referrer info about how you got to that product page, including your search terms: "quick guide interpreter". You can delete it and the url will still take you to the same product:
The business thing is kind of joke.
Here are the 2 books I know.
Idk why that link is so long.
Rosemary at Quick Guide Tax is rad and has free resources on her website and offers webinars and tax services for interpreters. She also does business structure consultations for I think $75. Totally worth reaching out to her. She'a awesome.
Again, happy to talk to anyone, anytime and share everything Ive done or know about billing, contracts, taxes, etc. Silly a lot of us graduate and have to reinvent the wheel!
I have been using this one throughout the pandemic, and switching over to a cloth mask when I'm not interpreting and am in closer contact with people. I have not had anyone have an issue with the design and in fact it has been noted that it's one of the best masks that they have seen interpreters use.
You can buy this great ASL dictionary made by people at Gallaudet on Amazon! It has really helped me learn new vocab. I've been studying each letter group and having someone quiz me on each sign. It has a list of synonyms for signs and a DVD in the back that has video clips of each sign in the dictionary!
Gallaudet Dictionary of ASL
I think public shaming is a worth while way to go about this type of situation. Also, I hope someone has informed the court of the misconduct. Here's a good book about being publicly shamed: http://www.amazon.com/So-Youve-Been-Publicly-Shamed/dp/1594487138