About me

Having the skill is essential but being easy to work with is so important

I spent 14 years working in Deaf education, mostly in Higher and Further education.

I have a passion for community work and spend two days a week at a local authority working with the local Deaf community and providing access to frontline community services such as GP's and primary care, housing, social care and benefits. 

I spend the rest of my time working mostly in Access to Work- providing interpretation for Deaf professionals in their job (largely in the field of Social care), Video Interpreting and Performance work.

For the past few years I have conducted  reseach within the industry with the aim of supporting the development and progression of our profession. I have written several published articles and presented webinars on topics within the industry and in 2021 I had the opportunity to present to EFSLI- The European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters. 

Based in South- East London, I am able to cover a large proportion of greater London and North West Kent for community, access to work, Social care or medical bookings. For video relay/remote work I am available 24 hours a day nationally or internationally.

I am an experienced performance Interpreter and have been fortunate enough to work with some amazing artists in some incredible venues. I specialise in urban music, spoken word, music festivals and pride events.

Rachel Wilkins RSLI, MASLI, NUBSLI

British Sign Language Interpreter