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“The sign language interpreting services provided by The Nature of Interpreting have set a new standard for our expectations on how excellent interpreters from an accessible and efficiently managed company can make a hugely significant and positive difference in our residents. The interpreters demonstrate a proficiency which has ensured clear and accurate communications. They show a sensitivity for the needs of our Deaf staff and residents that is greatly appreciated and reflects a high degree of professionalism. The comments from the staff and the individuals being served have been consistently excellent.”
- Jim Jones, Ph.D

Chief, Psychology Department

“The Nature of Interpreting has consistently provided us with highly
qualified and professional sign language interpreters. As a high school Deaf/Hard of
Hearing program we serve a variety of students. The Nature of Interpreting has filled our needs promptly with interpreters that have been professional and easy to work with. We look forward to a continuing relationship.”
- Sue Otani

Interpreter Coordinator ~ Sonoma County Office of Education

“The Nature of Interpreting, is always a pleasure to work with. Assignments for The Nature of Interpreting are a highlight in my interpreting schedule because the owner, Shelly Browning, is ethical, timely and personally interested in her clients and interpreters. As a certified sign language interpreter with many years of experience in a variety of settings, I wholeheartedly recommend The Nature of Interpreting as an excellent choice for interpreting services.”
- Louann Pironti BS, CI, CT

Owner ~ Streamline Conference Interpreting

“A giant AAAAA+++, thanks to a fabulous agency. The Nature of Interpreting has been able to save me from headaches and serve my communication and professional needs at a Napa worksite. I have been blessed with the professionalism of the sign language interpreters and their promptness of services 5 days a week. Without them my tasks would never be completed and communications would fall through the cracks for myself and the Deaf individuals that I work with. I highly recommend The Nature of Interpreting for all!”
- Karen Wills-Pendley

Rehabilitation Therapist

“I have worked as a freelance sign language interpreter since 1995 under several agencies, so I can really appreciate the quality and professionalism that Shelly Browning has brought to The Nature of Interpreting. The information that is provided to the interpreters about an assignment is thorough and timely. I especially like that Shelly encourages interpreters to call her anytime if we have any questions and is extremely easy to reach. Billing is straightforward and checks arrive when they should – what more could one ask for? I can highly recommend The Nature of Interpreting to my fellow interpreters and anyone who is in need of interpreting services.”
- Mary Nelson CI, CT

Sign Language Interpreter

“If you need a certified and well qualified sign language interpreter, Shelly Browning’s The Nature of Interpreting, is the agency to contact.  With the highest standards and customer service this agency proves to be a first class operation .Shelly has been an interpreter in the Deaf community of Northern California for many years and is well respected for her skills and work ethic.  This experience serves her well in providing the best interpreters for various business, corporate and educational settings. I don’t hesitate to refer clients in the Santa Rosa and Bay Area and know that they will receive respectful, quality and cost effective services.”
- Roseanne de Vlaming, M.A., CSC

Director of Operations ~ Sign Language Interpreting Services Agency, LLC

“The College of Marin has had the pleasure of working with Shelly Browning and her team of interpreters from” The Nature of Interpreting” for many years. They have always provided us with timely, courteous, respectful, discreet, and loyal service.  Their meticulousness and detailed orientation along with their ability to plan ahead has always been a great strength in planning and coordinating our Deaf student’s schedules. I would highly recommend The Nature of Interpreting to anyone looking for reliable American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters who are good at communicating, coordinating, and are always courteous.”
- Xenia Zarrehparvar

Support Services Technician ~ College of Marin

As a student at the College of Marin, The Nature of Interpreting has provided me with great service and has always been there to meet my communication needs with highly skilled interpreters.”
- Jackson Cummins

Student ~ College of Marin

“Working with Shelly and her agency has been one of the highlights of my 25 year interpreting career. She is extremely professional while blending her unique ability to connect personally with everyone she meets through her humor and warm heart. As an interpreter herself, Shelly adds an experienced perspective to the scheduling and coordinating of interpreting services. When navigating last minute changes and the ever fluctuating circumstances of this business, she attends to every detail, always finding the best solution for both interpreter and client. She accommodates interpreter’s personal emergencies with grace and compassion. It is a joy to work with Shelly and I highly recommend The Nature of Interpreting for any interpreting needs.”
- Cheryl Hamblin CSC

Sign Language Interpreter