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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

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

ITI Sustainability in Translation Conference – my experience: day 2

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ITI Sustainability in Translation Conference – my experience: day 2

After a delightful evening meal at the library of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (the main conference venue), we reconvened early the next morning for another day of presentations, chat and lots of coffee. I felt that there was a perceptible shift on the second day towards the more practical, day-to-day aspects of translation and [&hellip

ITI Sustainability in Translation conference – my experience: day 1

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ITI Sustainability in Translation conference – my experience: day 1

Having now recovered from last weekend’s ITI Conference ‘Sustainability in Translation’, at which I co-presented with Sarah Dillon, I’d like to share some of the key points I took away from it. At the conference I attended last November, I decided to ‘live tweet’ from the event. But this time somehow the mood just didn’t [&hellip

How we work now: some more thoughts on balancing life and freelancing

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How we work now: some more thoughts on balancing life and freelancing

In January I published this post about my efforts to stay sane and healthy as a freelance translator working from home. So how have I got on? Here’s a little progress report on the targets I set myself: Desk stretches: thanks to @bonnjill, a translator I had the good fortune to meet via Twitter and [&hellip

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