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Remote Interpreting: the future?

Remote working does not replace face to face interpreting! Is remote interpreting right for our profession? Sometimes! Is remote interpreting right for you? Maybe! Is working remotely right for every assignment? No! What...

Feedback Matters

Feedback promotes personal and professional growth. Feedback is about listening actively, taking the time to analyse, and then thinking of the best possible solution to perform better. Effective feedback, both positive and negative,...

Interpreting Process

Interpreting Interpreting is a complex task. It requires the interpreter to select the right word/sign for a translation instantly and without fail. There is no opportunity to edit; no margin for error. To...

UK Government daily COVID-19 briefings

Both Sam Taylor, Head of Live News and Broadcasting and Chris Cook, Creative Director BBC News said… “…our thanks [signing team] for the tremendous work throughout the last 3 months – it’s been...

Continuing Professional Development

Interpreter Life Engaging in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individual interpreters to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of...

PMQ’s

What is PMQs? Prime Minister’s Question Time, also referred to as PMQs, takes place every Wednesday that the House of Commons is sitting and gives MPs the chance to put questions to the...

Be prepared!

Domain – Setting – Role. Where you interpret, who you interpret for and how you interpret are considerations interpreters need to think about and prepare for. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing...

BBC News BSL Interpreter

I’m one of a team of interpreters who are part of a larger group of translators. Together, we provide a British Sign Language (BSL) version of the day’s news and current affairs for the Deaf...

Accuracy and meaning

What is accuracy? Accuracy is the requirement for an interpreter to deliver information within a message “in the same spirit, intent and manner of the speaker, with no additions, deletions or alterations to...

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