TLS Times May 2018
- May 21, 2018
- Posted by: Craig Buchan
- Category: News
Hi everyone, hope you are all doing fine are busy beavering away with your interpreting? 😊
In April, most of the TLS team attended the Yorkshire Interpreter Network, YIN, Training day on the 21st entitled “World Café Day”, all except Max that is who was busy swanning around North America at the time, so I suppose we can let him off that one eh 😊 This was a day devised by our very own Van Holtom based on dilemmas in the profession and held at the new Leeds deaf club. The day was facilitated by four well known and experienced interpreters form the region and we also got to refresh ourselves with the NRCPD code of practice and the RBSLI code of ethics. When was the last time you reminded yourselves of them, huh? ☹
Although challenging at times, the day was a great success and a fab opportunity to meet up with our peers and fellow interpreters. TLS would highly recommend chatting with Van and seeing if you can persuade him to allow his material to be used in your area in a similar fashion as there is a definite benefit to all who attend in looking at the way we work in general, also not least because you get the 6 hours formal CPD that can be gained 😉
In the Spotlight
As stated earlier this edition is looking at another of TLS’s inhouse interpreters Max Gartery and here he is ladies.
Max works as part of the TLS in house team three days per week and is currently a TSLI hoping to gain his qualified status early in 2019. Max graduated in 2016 from UCLan in BSL & Deaf studies and is carrying on to qualification with UCLan. Keep on keeping on Max ☹!!! Max became interested in working more with the deaf world due to his need to communicate with his deaf brother and decided to pursue a career in interpreting whilst at college.
In his spare time Max is a healthy bod who plays football in his local football league and he is also a keen hiker and mountain biker, so if you want to catch him start getting fit now! 😊 Max’s other leisure pursuits are reading thrillers and catching the latest movie releases.
And if that’s not enough Max is a person with wonder lust and a keen interest in experiencing different cultures around the globe. Having just returned from a little jaunt to the USA and Canada, visiting LA, Seattle and Vancouver to name just a few. So don’t let those boyish smiles fool you folks, Max is a very driven and determined young man. He knows what he wants and he knows how to get it too. In other news
Blimey! What’s going on, does everyone want to work at TLS??? In May we also welcomed Theresa Bedford to our growing team of in house interpreters. Theresa will be working with TLS three days per week for TLS whilst working her other two days at a local University where she has been working for that last ten years. Theresa is also a TSLI and hopes to also have achieved qualified status by early 2019. There will be more about Theresa in a later edition of TLS news when she will have her turn in the spotlight!!! ☹ He he 😊
On another note, are there any techno boffs out there that might be interested in doing some tweeting and blogging for TLS??
If so please get in touch.