Category: interpreter

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...

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...

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,...

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