eCPD Director: Sarah Dillon
Sarah Dillon, BA (Hons), MA, MCIL
Sarah Dillon is a highly qualified translator with almost ten years' professional experience working from French, German and Spanish into her native-language English. Her commitment to professional development saw her join eCPD Webinars in early 2011.
Sarah is a regular speaker at international translation conferences in the United Kingdom and in Australia, as well as at universities, workshops, and career days. She has published many articles in industry journals and has been quoted in mainstream media on a range of topics. She is recognised for her expertise in technology, online marketing for freelancers and small businesses (including social media and blogging), careers in translation, computer-assisted translation tools and the adoption of new technology by freelance translators.
She has an MA in Technical and Specialised Translation from the University of Westminster, London, and a BA (Hons) in Applied Languages from the University of Limerick, Ireland, which included three years of accredited work and study placements in France, Germany and Spain.
She known to many translators through her widely-read professional blog "There's Something About Translation". Sarah's blog was described by Marci Alboher in the New York Times as a day-in-the-life blog with an insider's perspective. Its content has been syndicated on Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist since 2007, and was ranked 6th in the Lexophiles list of Top 10 Blogs for Language Professionals in 2009.
She is a member of the Australian Institute for Interpreters and Translators and the Chartered Institute of Linguists, and an associate of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting. She is also NAATI-accredited to Professional Level for translations from French, Spanish and German to English.
Originally from Ireland, she is currently based in Brisbane, Australia.
Mining the blogosphere. The Linguist, Vol. 50, No. 4 August -September 2011.
Cloud Computing: A Nebulous Concept? ITI Bulletin, May – June 2011.
Translating with Style. ITI Bulletin, May - June 2010.
Book Review: Lost for Words. Au Courant, ITI French Network, February 2009.
Book Review: Inspiring Women in Business. SmallBizPod #74, 22 September 2008.
Nett Magazine, 23 March 2011, Virtual meeting services for small business, Luke Telford
Sydney Morning Herald, 11 January 2010, Making Amends, Sue White (Careers Section)