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The translation industry should see beyond stereotypes

IMHO it is wrong, plain dumb, and ridiculous for anyone in the language industry to boycott or ‘ban using the services’ of another provider based on gender, ethnicity, race, country of origin, religion, language, sexual orientation, physical capability and any of the other many diversity categories. What’s brought about this politically motivated statement? Apparently some … Continue reading

Anne Hulme a great loss

Anne Hulme was an active member of the local translator groups, the WMG and the NWTN. She was highly regarded as a technical translator from German and French into English. Those who knew her, myself included, will miss her. See the ITI WMG website to read more and leave a comment.

Sameh Ragab singing the call to prayer at the Murat Pasha Mosque in Skopje

Whilst in Skopje my friend Sameh Ragab of the Arabiana Translation Group,  a speaker at the ProZ.com regional Conference in Skopje, sang the call to prayer at the Murat Pasha Mosque in Skopje. I’m not a Muslim but as stated in earlier posts I like the call to prayer – and believe that spiritualism or faith can give comfort and … Continue reading

Translation Strategies Conference 2011, NovSU, Velikiy Novgorod, Russia: Preliminary Programme Announced

The preliminary programme for the Translation Strategies Conference 2011 at Novgorod State University in Velikiy Novgorod, Russia was published today. The conference runs from Friday October 21, until Sunday October 23, 2011. I’ll be giving a presentation entitled “Selling Translations® in a Changing Marketplace” on the Friday. The conference is organised by Novgorod branch of the Translators’ Union … Continue reading

Autumn Tour: No sleep till Kalafat!

2 continents, 9 countries, 20 cities, a good number of rivers and unfortunately 9 currencies! Avid readers of this blog (surely there are some? Mother?) may have noticed many of my recent posts were about events I’m attending, presenting, moderating, facilitating or other business-like jargon verbs and noun-verbs. This entry combines (and links to) all … Continue reading

North West Translator’s Network Boost Your Business Day 21st January 2011

I’m delighted to be invited to speak at the UK’s NWTN (North West Translator’s Network) Boost Your Business day on the 21st of January 2011. The event will help translators and interpreters kick-start their business in January with a fresh look at business planning, marketing, sales negotiation, and assertiveness. Topics to be covered: • SWOT … Continue reading

Translation Strategies Conference 2011, NovSU, Velikiy Novgorod, Russia: Selling Translations® Presentations

I’m excited to attend the Translation Strategies Conference 2011 at Novgorod State University in Velikiy Novgorod, Russia. The conference runs from Friday October 21, until Sunday October 23, 2011. The conference is organised by Novgorod branch of the Translators’ Union of Russia, Novgorod State University, and Textowik translation agency. My exact contribution isn’t finalised yet, but it is … Continue reading

ProZ.com Regional Conference Skopje, Macedonia, 2011: Selling Translations® 2 hour seminar for Freelancers

I’m really looking forward to returning to Macedonia, having visited both Skopje and Ohrid for an earlier ProZ.com conference in 2009. I’ll be delivering a short 2 hour Selling Translations® seminar for Freelancers. The ‘Conference for Translators and Interpreters from the Balkans and SEE countries‘ takes place on Saturday the 1st of October 2011, at the Hotel Arka, … Continue reading

TM-Europe 2011 Keynote presentation and moderation of Warsaw pact debate

I’m delighted to accept TM-Europe 2011‘s organisers’ invitation to give their conference keynote presentation and moderate their popular Warsaw pact debate. TM-Europe 2011 is scheduled for 29 – 30 September, 2011, in Warsaw, Poland. The conference will focus on management issues for the translation and localization industry, with particular emphasis on process management and standards and their … Continue reading

Israel Translators Association (ITA) 2012 International Conference announced

The Israel Translators Association (ITA) has announced that its 2012 conference will take place February 13-15 at the CrownePlaza, Jerusalem. The organisers have issued their first call for papers. Presentations and workshops are welcome on all topics related to translation, interpreting, editing and language. Presentations can be in Hebrew or English. Proposals for any other languages should be discussed … Continue reading

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