National Union of British Sign Language Interpreters

Starting your career as a BSL/English interpreter? NUBSLI is here to help.

Being part of a union means someone always has your back.
Take a look below at some of the ways NUBSLI supports its members

  • discount on services from Unite
  • free legal advice
  • CPD
  • late payment support
  • tax rules assistance
  • access to a buddy

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Fees guidance

How much should I charge?

It's hard to know what to charge when you're starting out and that's why NUBSLI have produced guidance on how much it costs to book a BSL/English interpreter.

View fees guidance

Freelance guidance pack

Everything you need to know about going freelance

Whether you're a new interpreter or an experienced one about to go freelance, this guide provides useful information to help you become successful in your career.

Read the freelance pack

Interpreter guide

How to book and work with an interpreter

This provides everything you need to be confident in booking and working with interpreters – essential for sharing with clients and those booking interpreters.

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Buddy up

Someone to talk to about work issues

NUBSLI can pair you with a more experienced interpreter, an extra layer of support when you're starting out.

Read more about buddying

How to work with an interpreter

The do's and don'ts of working with an interpreter

Our useful visual guide provides tips on what people should and shouldn't do when working with an interpreter. Download and share.

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Interpreter organisations explained

Interpreter organisations and what they do

Do you know your VLP from your NRCPD and your SRLPDC from your ASLI? Our useful guide explains all.

View the guide