I have been a Public Service Italian Interpreter since 2016 after being awarded a DPSI in Law by the Chartered Institute of Linguists. I am also a member of the NRPSI.
Before becoming an interpreter, I worked in IT as a technical support agent for the Italian, French and Spanish markets and then as an in-house translator.
I have been a political activist fighting for workers’ rights and equality for several years; employment law is one of my main fields of expertise and I am trained to identify and fight against modern slavery. I am also a member of the Editorial Board of The Linguist, a publication promoting the use of languages in the UK.
I have been working as a Public Service Turkish Interpreter and Translator since 2007. I have full DPSI in English Law and I am a NRPSI and an APCI registered interpreter for many years.
I have been, for many years, an activist to improve terms and conditions of Language Practitioners together with equal and fair access for diverse communities and service providers to professional language practitioners. I have been actively supporting and promoting the NRPSI to achieve professional recognition of the Interpreting and Translating Profession. The Platform Co-operative is a natural fit to achieve all these goals. Hence the reason I have been promoting and working with this cooperative (TIC) for many years.
I have been a French Interpreter and Translator since 2003, and hold a DPSI in English Law and am a full member of the NRPSI and the ITI’s Yorkshire network.
I previously worked as Partnerships Admissions Administrator at The University of Hull (UoH), liaising with overseas partner institutions’ coordinators in France, Spain, Romania and Brazil. I was also a member of the UoH’s Policy Working Group and subsequently became a member of the Ministry of Justice’s Steering Group advising on Interpreter Policies and Quality Assurance Schemes. I worked in collaboration with other language academics and interpreting professionals on a book, where my chapter focused on quality standards within Public Service Interpreting.
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