Category: interpreter

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...

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...

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...

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...

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