Taught by Rosemary Bocian (Johnson)
Workshop Synopsis: Being a freelance interpreter requires more than just interpreting. Focus is so heavily placed on language and skill that the business side of the profession often falls through the cracks. Through engaging content and hands-on activities, participants will learn how to avoid the most common tax mistakes that interpreters make. By becoming tax savvy freelancers, interpreters can transform their business practices and improve their current and future careers.
Bio: Originally from Illinois, Rosemary has been an American Sign Language interpreter and small business owner since 2011. Her educational background consists of a Bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language (ASL) – English Interpretation, and a Master’s degree in Deaf Studies: Culture; both of which she obtained from Gallaudet University. Her masters thesis explored the use of ASL Mobile Access Technology in museums and received the Excellence in Research and Writing Award, which is given to only one student every year. Rosemary currently holds the National Interpreting Certification (NIC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), which she earned in 2012. Her professional interpreting experience includes, but is not limited to: government, business, post-secondary education, DeafBlind, performing arts and platform. She has served four years on the Executive Board for the Potomac Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PCRID). In 2017 she co-authored the book, The Interpreter’s Quick Guide To Self Employment, which is used nation wide at top interpreter prep programs. Rosemary is also an Enrolled Agent admitted to practice before the IRS, and enjoys working with interpreters to apply concepts from this book into their business practices.