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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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September 30: celebrating International Translation Day with ALTI in Mersch (Luxembourg)

I’m looking forward to ALTI’s event tomorrow, where I’ll be speaking at the end of the day on venturing out of TranslatorLand. (Why do so many translators find it so hard to get out from behind their screens?). Traverser l’écran : … Continue reading

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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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