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Tranfree resurrected

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Tranfree resurrected

When I logged in to Twitter this morning I was excited to see the news (courtesy of @NTceline) that after 7 years of relative silence, Alex Eames has resurrected his ‘tranfree’ ezine. Yesterday’s post, on his blog, ‘How to kill your translation business‘ is particularly worth a read – excellent advice which really hits home. [&hellip

My review of the 9th Portsmouth Translation Conference

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My review of the 9th Portsmouth Translation Conference

Last month I spent a Saturday down in Portsmouth at the university’s Ninth Translation Conference, entitled ‘The Translator as Writer’. It’s incredible that I’ve never made it to the event before now, as I’ve always noticed the high calibre of speakers every year (a combination of practitioners and academics), and I’m pleased to say that [&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

Getting into translation

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Getting into translation

Last Saturday I gave a talk at a Chartered Instituted of Linguists event on getting started in translation. I had one hour to give a rough overview of the skills you need to be successful as a translator, the type of work you might do, a ‘typical’ day, networking, how to approach potential clients, and [&hellip

Translation tips from the ITI ‘Style Matters’ translation workshop, Perth

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Translation tips from the ITI ‘Style Matters’ translation workshop, Perth

Last weekend I attended a translation workshop organised by ITI Scotland and led by Ros Schwartz and Chris Durban. This was a great opportunity to get top writing tips from some of the best in the business, and the event was very well attended (despite the considerable distance for those of us travelling from southern [&hellip

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