Qualified British Sign Language Interpreter with 33 years experience of working in Media and Television, Conference and Lectures, Theatre and Arts, Legal and Court, Community and Employment, Education and Training.
Qualified Supervisor offering support, Endorsement, Shadowing and coaching to interpreter practitioners.
Honorary Fellowship (FASLI) awarded in 2016 for mentoring, training and supervision service to interpreters.
Former Chair of the National Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI), Webmaster for the Association and National Secretary. David also offers support to Governors of other organisations.
Former Trustee of the National Registers of Communication Professionals with Deaf and Deaf Blind People (NRCPD). The Regulator and Registering Body of professionals in the UK.
Based in the UK, in the West Country, and runs the WestCountryInterpreters.com website, a network of BSL interpreters available for private bookings in the area.
Coordinator of European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters (efsli) Governance Working Group, former Coordinator of efsli Supportive Attendance Fund and former Media Coordinator of World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI).
Passionate About Inspiring Others
Take a Practice Pause...
Taking time out of our practice to look at our practice.
We are all busy practitioners striving to do the best we can for our clients and it's rare that we get the time to sit and review how things are going. I offer you the opportunity to take a regular breathing space, removing yourself from your workload. In a calm, safe and secure place, you'll be able to note patterns, make observations and perhaps consider alternatives. I offer the opportunity to keep your practice fresh and return to work with more balance and enhanced perspectives.
Supervision means having someone to enhance our superior vision. Looking at what we are doing from many different angles.