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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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Stop press: Wellington, NZ—27/1/16

Business Acceleration Masterclass for Translators and Interpreters in Wellington, NZ, with Chris Durban January 27, 2016, 2-6 pm. Many thanks to this inaugural group for your active participation and questions. (And… watch your mailbox!)  

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Post #8 — Meanwhile back in Hastings-on-Hudson

For their early March meeting, Ruckusmakers converged on a well-kept Hudson River village a short train ride from Manhattan, a 50’s kind of place. In the nicest possible way. And as they made their way up Main Street from the … Continue reading

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Post #7 — Out into the fray

Slice of life: every month or so I attend a networking event for entrepreneurs in central Paris, less to connect with clients than to keep a finger on that pulse and enjoy the buzz and enthusiasm. Last night’s get-together celebrated … Continue reading

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Post #6 — Healthy lucre

Here we take a look at a few money issues. We’ve agreed that generosity is good, even essential. But what about passionate, generous freelancers and entrepreneurs who are so engaged with their clients’ concerns that they give away too much? … Continue reading

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Post #5 — Word geeks in the hot seat

There was some finger-wagging in Post #4. That’s a turn-off—almost as bad as a translator/language cop lecturing a potential client about misused subjunctives and conjugations until ze eyes glaze over, then wondering why projects fail to materialize. No way to … Continue reading

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Post #4 — That soft underbelly

Fear was on the agenda at the recent Ruckusmaker workshop—a Gollum-like creature writhing and muttering within even the boldest of hearts. For both freelancers and entrepreneurs, we’re talking fear of failure. Fear of your prototype exploding or the bank manager … Continue reading

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