Attitude (blog)

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...

Televising UK Parliament

The first proceedings to be televised of UK Parliament were, the Debate on the Address in November 1989, and the first televised speech which was by Ian Gow, a Conservative opponent of the...

Building confidence

Professional confidence Bringing into consciousness some of our unconscious responses to work situations can be helpful in exploring our professional confidence. I recently joined a number of my colleagues in a few workshops,...

Effective, Reflective Practice

Where do you seek professional support? Peer support isn’t always apparent in the profession of sign language interpreting. However, support occurs informally and on an ad hoc basis all the time. But, did...

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