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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Mon Jan 25, 1999  3:00 am
Subject:  Special Feature: A Giraffe Named Ivan

January 24, 1999

Dear SignWriting List Members...

I have already annouced our new Independent S'Writer's Forum, but now I am
writing to tell you about the first author to contribute an article to our
new Forum.

The new article is entitled:

A Giraffe Named Ivan
Written & typed directly in American Sign Language by Nancy Romero

About the Author....

Nancy Romero is a native Californian, having graduated
from California State University in Long Beach, with a
Bachelor's Degree in Dance. Nancy danced professionally
for several years, and became the first person to receive
teaching certificates in both Sutton DanceWriting and
Sutton SignWriting in 1975. Nancy is listed in the World
Who's Who of Women, noted for "Sign Language
Journalism". As the Founding Editor of the SignWriter
Newspaper, Nancy was the first person to write the entire
newspaper in SignWriting, by hand with ink pens, before
the advent of the SignWriter Computer Program. Her
pioneering efforts made the historic newspaper possible.

Nancy received her degree in Interpreting for the Deaf
from San Diego Mesa College, and has been a freelance
interpreter since 1983. Nancy enjoys working at the San
Diego Wild Animal Park, where she guided monorail and
photo safari tours for over 8 years, and also interpreted
tours in ASL for Deaf guests there. Nancy lives in Poway,
near San Diego, with her husband Matthew, and their son

Write to the author:

Nancy Romero


Thank you, Nancy, for your outstanding contribution! Your pictures of Ivan,
the Giraffe, are absolutely adorable, and your ASL is clear and easy to

Valerie ':-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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