Karen Houlihan

I am based in North East London, but am happy to travel, including travelling nationally and internationally for work.

I have a BSc Hons in Deaf Studies (Interpreting Stream) from CDS, Bristol and qualified as a BSL/English interpreter by completing the SLI UCLAN postgraduate course in 2009 and registering as a RSLI in 2010.

My preferred domain is working with Deaf professionals and I am confident working from BSL to English. I have experience of community, mental health, deafblind, TV production (behind the scenes), office and interview interpreting. I also have an interest in theatre and media interpreting as it is a domain I very much enjoy. I was an in-house interpreter at Remark! where I worked behind the scenes on a number of media projects including Wicked! The Hub and Under The Lamp as well as being responsible for subtitling, script monitoring and behind the scenes interpreting for Deaf film crews. I have recently completed a ‘rehearsal room interpreter’ training course and I have also interpreted for many theatre R&D days, rehearsals and behind the scenes on productions and shows.


  • Qualified since 2010
  • Daily fee* £260-280
*Indicative inclusive fee when working a standard day in central London 10.00-17.00. More may be charged for evening/weekend working or for assignments which are more demanding, in terms of preparation or specialist abilities

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