Modern Challenges of Public Service Interpreters

The interpreting industry is changing. Watch our video and see what key challenges interpreters of this decade face! To find our more about how we can help you overcome these challenges, call us on 0203 475 7771 or email info@islinguists.com.

What is NRPSI?

Our customers often ask us about the National Register of Public Service Interpreters – what it is and whether to join. This is a brief overview to help you understand the background and purpose of the organization. Imagine that one of your family members is abroad, in a country where people speak a completely different…

Microblog: Introduction to Offensive Weapons

Welcome to our new series of micro-blogs. In these posts, we will highlight the key messages that came out of our live CPD events to bring to you an idea of the types of content we cover. Introduction to Offensive Weapons Delivered by Martyn Mordecai, a highly experienced trainer and former police officer. He spent…

Micro-blog: The Secret to Simultaneous Interpreting

Welcome to our new series of micro-blogs. In these posts, we will highlight the key messages that came out of our live CPD events to bring to you an idea of the types of content we cover. The Secret to Simultaneous Interpreting Delivered by Mirjana Novakovic, a highly qualified and experienced Level 6 Serbian interpreter.…

Micro-blog: Introduction to Domestic Violence

Welcome to our new series of micro-blogs. We understand that many of you may be preparing for your DPSI exams, or have recently completed your qualifications and are looking for some additional resources to give you more confidence in your assignments. In these posts, we will highlight the key messages that came out of our…

Micro-blog: Introduction to Drink Driving

Welcome to our new series of micro-blogs. We understand that many of you may be preparing for your DPSI exams, or have recently completed your qualifications and are looking for some additional resources to give you more confidence in your assignments. In these posts, we will highlight the key messages that came out of our…

National Police Language Services Update – May 2021

Mark Lewis, who is in charge of Language Services procurement for the Police, hosted a couple of very informative sessions on PAIT for ISL on 7th and 8th of June. For updates on the framework, please see the link to the regular newsletter below. This month, the newsletter looks at: Procurement UpdatePAIT Scheme UpdatePAIT Go…

18 months ago….

18 months ago seems like a lifetime nowadays. So much has changed. The way people work, what they do – there’s a whole new ’normal’. People and businesses alike have had to adapt their entire practices in order to be able to continue, forge ahead and succeed. Why specifically 18 months? Well, that’s when ISL…

Best Practice

Best Practice in Public Sector Language Services during and after Covid-19

ISL recently hosted 2 live webinars, welcoming professionals who are KEY to the INTERPRETING INDUSTRY and highlighting the most up-to-date contractual changes for linguists. What is NRPSI? The recent NRPSI webinar attracted over 90 participants from all over the world. The webinar was presented by Executive Director & Registrar, Mr. Mike Orlov. NRPSI is a…

The Police Interview Part 1

An Interview with DC Kim Bowen (Cambridgeshire Constabulary)

Detective Constable Kim Bowen has been a police officer with Cambridgeshire Constabulary for over 29 years. The majority of that time she has spent working as a Detective, with over 15 years experience working on Major and Serious Crime, both locally and regionally. While Kim has extensive experience across all areas of investigation, her real…

DPSI scholar

My DPSI Journey

DPSI Alumni 2021 – I did it! Are YOU ready? There’s been lots of talk recently amongst interpreters about raising qualification levels and joining police and MoJ interpreter lists. You may be considering doing so, but perhaps the thought of the DPSI exam is making you feel nervous.  As an interpreter who has only recently been through this…