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Joining the ITI as a Qualified Member (MITI) – how was it for me?

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Joining the ITI as a Qualified Member (MITI) – how was it for me?

Céline Graciet’s post over at her blog, Naked Translations, got me thinking about my own experience of applying to be a Qualified Member (MITI) of the ITI, which fortunately was not as bewildering as Céline’s experience sounds. By the time I applied for MITI membership, I’d already been a member of ITI for some time, [&hellip

Where do all the translators go?

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Where do all the translators go?

Last Saturday I attended the CIOL Centenary Members’ Day in London. This was my first CIOL Members’ Day, despite having been a member for about 7 years. There were lots of great speakers, but the two talks that attracted me most were Professor David Crystal HonFCIL on ‘Languages: Past, Present and Future’ and Michael Benis [&hellip

Blogging translator in ‘Real World’ magazine

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Blogging translator in ‘Real World’ magazine

Last year I agreed to write another case study – this time for a graduate magazine called ‘Real World‘, which aims to provide advice and guidance for new graduates entering the labour market. The case study appeared in the magazine’s January/February 2010 issue, and in it I briefly describe what I do, and why I [&hellip

Getting into translation part 2

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Getting into translation part 2

This is another post aimed at those considering a career in translation, following my recent similar post. A few months back I was asked to write a case study for 50:50 Magazine, about what it was like being a freelance translator. It’s hard to pin down what a typical day would be like for me, [&hellip

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