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Jenny Webster

Jenny Webster

Editorial and Project Assistant

School of Language and Global Studies

Vernon Annexe, VE005

+44 (0) 1772 89 5457

jmbwebster@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Deaf Studies and Sign Languages

Jenny has been providing language support and editorial assistance at iSLanDS since 2007, and has worked with deaf students at UCLan since 2001. In her present role at iSLanDS, she works on the European Research Council (ERC) funded Multisign project and the UNESCO project on endangered sign languages, as well as applied sign language and deaf literacy initiatives.

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Jenny is also an electronic notetaker, theatre captioner and trainee BSL/English interpreter. She has taught electronic notetaking courses, is a founding member of the Association of Notetaking Professionals (ANP), and assisted with the development of NoteED electronic notetaking software at UCLan. Jenny has previously worked as a journalist, editor, web writer, English tutor, language modifier and transcriber.

After completing her associate’s degree at Whatcom Community College in the USA in 2000, she gained a BA (hons) Journalism degree at UCLan in 2003, and an MA in English Language with distinction from Lancaster University in 2007. In 2012, she received her Level 6 NVQ in British Sign Language and she is currently studying on the Postgraduate Diploma in BSL/English Interpreting and Translation at UCLan. Jenny is originally from Maryland, and has lived in England since 2000.