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January 28: Specialization in the spotlight at SFT’s Matinale in Paris this Saturday

I’m delighted to be taking part in SFT’s monthly translators’ café in Paris this Saturday morning (January 28). The event—which includes breakfast, a stimulating theme with lively speakers and networking with 50-70 translators and interpreters—is open to one and all, … Continue reading

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Setting up as a translator in France—coming soon to a venue near you (in France)

For over a decade, Nathalie Renevier and I have presented a day-long, hands-on introduction to working as a translator in France four or five times a year for SFT, the French translators’ association. SFT’s reasoning was simple: translators tend to … Continue reading

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St. Jerome’s Days in Prague on November 11-12, 2016

JTP, the Czech Republic’s Union of Interpreters and Translators, is publishing an updated edition of the Czech version of “Translation, Getting it Right” to coincide with the association’s annual St. Jerome’s Days event on November 11-12. I’m honored to be invited to … Continue reading

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Le marketing du traducteur : positionnement et conquête client le 28 octobre à Berne (CH)

Looking forward to speaking at Swiss association ASTTI’s annual conference on October 28. Venue : Bern’s Kursaal. Topic picks up where my recent talk in Malmö left off: Analyse des cauchemars (et autres angoisses) qui hantent les traducteurs indépendants dans … Continue reading

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Paris, 17 September: co-presenting an SFT Matinale on Seth Godin’s altMBA

Once a month the SFT’s Paris delegation holds a Saturday morning get-together open to all comers, with a speaker on a topic of interest to translators. This September, Laurence Cuzzolin (an outstanding Eng & German>French translator) and I will team … Continue reading

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Speaking at SLAM! in Malmö on Saturday, September 24

For the first time ever, eight language associations from four Scandinavian countries are organizing a conference for language professionals from Scandinavia and all over the world. Several hundred participants have already signed up and the program looks very good indeed: … Continue reading

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Masterclass in Porto (Portugal) on June 20

The next session of my Business Acceleration Masterclass will take place in Porto immediately after Aprad’s first international conference on June 18 and 19. Check out Aptrad’s program, which looks very stimulating. And if you’d like to sign up for … Continue reading

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April 9 in Barcelona—Working the Room

APTIC’s first conference is coming right up, and I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones there. The association is publishing new foreign-language versions of “Interpreting, Getting it Right” and plans a round table to discuss that … Continue reading

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Workshop in Bratislava this Saturday (March 19, 2016)

I’ll be in Bratislava on Saturday for a workshop hosted by the national translators’ association SAPT – Slovenská asociácia prekladateľov a tlmočníkov. This is “Working the Room”, a session for translators interested in starting to work with direct clients. (I’ve … Continue reading

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Next stop: Stockholm—Feb. 19 and 20, 2016

If you’ve been translating for at least two years and want to break into the direct-client market, join Chris for Working the Room, a workshop first presented at FIT and ITI events, updated and fine-tuned specifically for the Swedish market. … Continue reading

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