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Presenting Yourself as a Professional: Empowering Your Freelance Interpreter Journey

Embarking on your journey as a freelance BSL interpreter can be both exciting and daunting. We understand the challenges you face when starting out and the overwhelming nature of running your own business. That's why our interactive training course is specifically designed to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to navigate the business side of interpreting, so you can kickstart your career on the right foot. 

Course Highlights:·       

  • Embracing Your Worth: Gain a deep understanding of your value as a professional interpreter and learn how to communicate your worth to agencies/clients. Discover strategies to overcome and establish yourself as a competent and sought-after interpreter.·       

  • Essential Business Know-How: From pricing your services to managing client relationships and dealing with financial aspects, acquire essential skills for running a successful freelance business. Learn practical tips to ensure smooth invoicing, handle non-payment issues, and ensure financial stability.·       

  • Crafting Your Professional Brand: Understand the importance of building a compelling personal brand as a BSL interpreter. Discover techniques to make impactful first impressions, develop engaging introduction packs, and leverage the power of social media for effective self-promotion.·       

  • A Supportive Community: Connect with fellow interpreters and benefit from a supportive community that understands your journey. Share experiences, exchange insights, and gain access to valuable resources, including business templates and tools to streamline your operations. 

By the end of this engaging session, you'll not only have a solid understanding of marketing and business planning but also feel empowered to navigate the unique challenges faced by freelance interpreters. Our friendly and approachable atmosphere ensures a supportive learning environment where you can gain the confidence and skills to thrive in the business world. Don't miss this transformative opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to establish yourself as a successful freelance interpreter. Secure your spot now and embark on a journey toward building a flourishing freelance business.

CPD Points



£52.75 via SignSenei


3 March 2024





Your Tutor

Stephen Ellis-Menton

Stephen Ellis-Menton

Stephen Ellis-Menton BA Ed (QTS Hons) RSLI, TQAC, FISLE, MVLP, MASLI.
BSL-English Interpreter, Teacher & A1 Assessor
Stephen has been interpreting for the past 16 years, in a broad variety of domains, most recently specialising in VRS/VRI interpreting. Stephen has worked with a range of organisations to establish and deliver mentorship programs and training for interpreters, both in-house and freelance and developed a range of CPD courses for qualified professionals. Stephen was the lead tutor on the NVQ 6 Diploma in BSL-English Interpreting programmes teaching both underpinning theory and Signature Diploma in interpreting for 10 years.

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