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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...

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...

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