It is important that a coach has knowledge of the resource being interpreted. So the best way to get a coach is to ask someone familiar with your site to be your coach. It’s quite a compliment to ask an interpreter to give you feedback on your work, so don’t be shy about approaching someone. You can print out the information in the “How do I ask someone to be a coach?” section of this page so they can understand what serving as a coach entails. The coach could be your supervisor or another experienced interpreter at your site or elsewhere. Though it is advisable to have a coach who is on-site, if none is available, contact the help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org. In any case, if your coach is not your supervisor, we highly recommend that you inform him/her of your involvement in the coaching process.
If you will be working with a registered coach, make sure an email gets sent to email@example.com with your user name and the user name of your coach so that you can be paired in the system.
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