Attitude (blog)

BBC News: 30yrs signed

I bring to an end regular interpreting with BBC News. Over the last 30 years my days interpreting for BBC News would begin with a 3.30am alarm call and then a 90 minute...

Impostor Syndrome

What is it? Imposter syndrome, also called perceived fraudulence, involves feelings of self-doubt and personal incompetence that persist despite your education, experience, and accomplishments. To counter these feelings, you might end up working harder...

2021 census

A demographic snapshot of the profession: Webinar presenters Prof Jemina Napier and Dr Christopher Stone BSL interpreters and translators: Who are they? This month I attended a webinar hosted by VLP with Jemina...

Supervision

Whether you are providing or receiving supervision, it’s important you are able to do this safely and effectively, and in a way that enables you to meet your intended learning objectives.  Professional practice...

30th Anniversary

How does a BSL/English interpreter celebrate 30 years as a Register Qualified Interpreter here in the UK? Well I’m British so I’ll do it quietly… But seriously, I’ll be investing in the future...

New direction

Businesses that are agile; able to diversify and respond to industry changes – have every chance of thriving. Remote working Although I had reservations about working remotely – I tried it! My uncertainty...

Working remotely

COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of technology both professionally and personally the world over; Sign Language Interpreters are no exception. Interpreting services incur costs for the organisations who book them. These organisations...

Navigating change

Interpreter Today has been going through some organisational – adaptive changes. To meet the challenges posed by the pandemic, businesses around the world have had to react in agile and decisive ways. As...

Home working

Structure; pros and cons The pros, of course, are very clear: flexibility, undeniable autonomy and a commute that consists of walking down the hallway, perhaps a flight of stairs or a stroll to...

VLP2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this years Visual Language Professionals conference happened online. This excellent, virtual experience is down to the hard work of the members involved – they made it happen! Creating...

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