I’m Nicola. I am a TSLI working towards the NVQ L6 Interpreting.
I’m a latecomer to interpreting. I previously working with adults and children with learning disabilities, for youth offending and social services before completing my degree in BSL and Deaf Studies in 2017.
Since 2017 I have worked a mix of jobs, some education and some as a TSLI. I am now mainly working as a Freelance TSLI. I am based in Cumbria and travel around the NW for work. I mainly work in education and employment with some community work. I also occasionally cover some physio appointments as I’ve a lot of personal experience in that area. I am currently dipping my toe into other areas but am very cautious of where I work overall.
I attend ASLI NW meetings when possible and I’ve got a lot out of being a member, lots of professional support and guidance as well as the CPD opportunities. I joined the board October 2018 and work as part of a team organising webinars as well as being the main person dealing with communication (KYIT, Social Media, forum updates).