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Golden notes in Porto on May 19 (Aptrad)

Now for something completely different: a back-and-forth for two voices against a backdrop of golden notes. At Aptrad’s conference on May 17-19, Allison Wright and l will zero in on money issues facing freelance translators, including a million-dollar question or … Continue reading

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Pricing in Athens on May 6

Lots of travel in the air this spring, starting with BP18 (Vienna) and NETA (Boston) at the end of April. I hope to see many readers at these events. On May 6, it’s on to Athens for a hands-on workshop … Continue reading

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“Dealing with shades of grey” at BP18 in Vienna (April 20)

On April 20 I’ll be speaking in at Csaba Bán’s endlessly enticing BP18 event in Vienna, zeroing in on revision. “An exercise in sado-masochism?” asks one attendee. Not necessarily. From my shades-of-grey blurb: Most experienced translators have been called in … Continue reading

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For experienced translators only: Business Acceleration Masterclass in Cambridge (Mass.) on April 29

While in Boston for the New England Translators Association’s 22nd annual conference, I’ll present a masterclass for experienced translators intent on taking their business up a notch. Note that this is not for beginners or part-timers. Registration is now open, … Continue reading

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April 28: Filthy lucre in Boston at NETA’s 22nd annual conference

I’ll be discussing translators’ fraught relationship with money in the endnote session of NETA’s 22nd annual conference, to be held on April 28 in collaboration with and at UMass Boston. From the blurb: How much should translators charge? What is … Continue reading

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XISU (Xi’an) in winter

From 23 December to 5 January, I visited XISU in Xi’an (PRC) to give two lectures and teach a class of motivated undergraduates. The talks addressed translation, censorship & power, then specialization. Teaching focused on the dynamics of real-life jobs … Continue reading

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Nov. 25 at OMT’s San Jerónimo 2017

Reporting late on this (for me) voyage of discovery: on November 25, I gave a pre-conference workshop at “San Jerónimo 2017”, the 21st International Translation and Interpretation Conference of the Mexican Translators Association (OMT), followed by a talk on the … Continue reading

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Daring to be bold with Ottiaq in Montreal on November 17

With the conference’s l’audace de voir grand theme very much in mind, I’ll be in Montreal on Friday, November 17 to celebrate Ottiaq’s 25-year commitment to raising the bar for translators and interpreters in Quebec. My own contribution will be … Continue reading

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Talks in Washington, DC on Oct. 25 & Oct. 27

On Wednesday, October 25, I spoke at the IMF on emerging trends in today’s translation industry, then moved on to the ATA conference to present “Working with Direct Clients. For Real” on Friday. A common theme: markets with priorities other … Continue reading

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Homing in on specialization at VZV symposium in Amersfoort on Nov. 11, followed by Business Acceleration Masterclass in Utrecht on Nov. 12

On November 11, I’m honored to be speaking in the Netherlands at VZV’s symposium in Amersfoort. The theme is specialization, a word on virtually all observers’ and practitioners’ lips—and increasingly important as the split between bulk and premium markets widens. … Continue reading

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