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Autumn calendar dates

Now that the summer is all but behind us, we can look forward to a packed calendar of translation events for the coming autumn, and I’m pleased to announce that yours truly will be speaking at some of them!

12 September, ITI London Regional Group Marketing Workshop, University of Westminster, London.

This is an all-day event with talks and workshops on a variety of marketing-related subjects, including:

– marketing yourself as a freelance translator or interpreter

– website dos and don’ts

– a practical workshop on how to write good promotional copy

– assertiveness and negotiation skills.

Speakers include Heidi Kerschl MITI, Keren Lerner of Top Left Design, Eamonn O’Rourke (freelance copywriter) and little ol’ me, MITI. I’ll be tackling assertiveness and negotiation skills, for example dealing with stressful client relationships, setting boundaries and finding a happy place between being a doormat and a prima donna.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how to market and promote yourself as a freelance professional, network with with colleagues and make new contacts.

17 October, Novotel, London City South, ‘Starting out as a Translator & Specialised Translation’.

In the morning session, I’ll be giving a presentation especially aimed at newcomers to the profession, although it will also be of interest to established translators. I’ll also be following this up with a CIOL webinar later in the year.

The afternoon session will be devoted to “Specialised Translation”, a subject of ever increasing importance to translators. Ricardo Martínez Perales, a sworn translator, will talk about legal translation and Noemí Rey, a long established technical translator, will give a presentation about the mechanical engineering field.

And don’t forget the ITI Annual Translation Workshop at the University of Westminster, London, on 18 October! For more information, follow @ITIEducation on Twitter.

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  1. Angela Dickson

    September 01, 2009

    Don’t forget the West Midlands Group workshop on 10th October, to be held at Aston University in Birmingham! No presentation from Philippa but we do have two speakers who are nearly as good ;). Details at

  2. philippa

    September 01, 2009

    Hi Angela,

    Thanks for posting this event – it looks great. I’d love to attend, actually, but it falls on my birthday weekend and I’ll be off relaxing somewhere in the Kent countryside…

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