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My name is Cathryn McShane (sign name BAREFOOT), and I am a fully qualified and registered British Sign Language (BSL)/English interpreter.

I can also offer BSL/Welsh interpreting on request, however, to date, there is no formal accreditation available in this specialism.

I am self employed and work freelance, and may be booked on an ad-hoc sessional basis. I am registered with HM Revenue and Customs, and am responsible for my own tax and National Insurance arrangements.

Based in Cardiff (South Wales), I am willing to consider assignments within a 2.5 hour travelling distance.

I am registered with NRCPD (The National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People).

I am also a full ASLI (Association of Sign Language Interpreters) member (MASLI).

You can therefore be assured that I hold both professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced disclosure CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check (copies available on request), and that I have committed to continuous professional development (CPD).

I adhere to the NRCPD's Code of Conduct Guidelines, which include policies regarding confidentiality and impartiality.

Please view my examples of assignments undertaken, previous experience, qualifications, employment history, and areas of specific knowledge and expertise.

If you require a BSL/English interpreter, please contact me by:

  • email (click contact)
  • mobile: 07806771275
  • Skype: cathryn.mcshane

Please read my standard terms and conditions and guidance regarding fees before booking.