Let’s Get Chatting!

Feeling left out as the translation conference season was about to kick off again with me still stuck at home, I thought it’d be interesting to chat to colleagues on a one-to-one level. Since some conferences sell access to videos of the talks after the event, others have even been streamed live and blog posts and webinars on a variety of topical subjects abound, it’s the networking you miss out on by not attending events rather than the content. That’s why I asked you all a couple of months ago whether you fancied a chat.

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Fancy a Chat?

Feeling lonely in your translation bubble?

Envious of colleagues about to network at a conference?

Met me before and want to catch up?

Read something on my blog and would like to discuss it in more detail?

Join me for half an hour on Skype for a cup of afternoon tea, nightcap or morning coffee (depending on your time zone) and let’s talk shop.

Click here to book a time slot (appointments are currently available for the rest of August, September and October). Looking forward to chatting with you!

P.S.

  • There’s obviously no charge for the chats.
  • Chats won’t be recorded.
  • That’s not me in the photo.

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To freelance or not to freelance? That is the question SUFT helps you answer

Although an MA in Translation Studies can be a springboard to many avenues (such as a PhD), I was keen to pursue translation itself and make a healthy contribution to the industry. I am also nowhere near clever enough for a doctorate and my parents would be less than enamoured about me sponging off them for the next three years.

Therefore, although interested in securing a full time in-house translation position or internship, I read an advert about the SUFT (Setting Up as a Freelance Translator) course in the January/February ITI Bulletin. The course sounded particularly interesting and had positive reviews by previous students. I was after a realistic, “warts ‘n’ all” insight into what running a freelance translation business is like and it would also keep my options open. I duly applied on the closing day for applications (I like to live dangerously) and was kindly accepted. Being an ITI member, payment was £349, but £499 for non-members (excellent value at either fee as it turned out).

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