PR course

What translators can learn from PR people
Part 2: better business skills

While I haven’t done the maths, I’d bet that the average freelance translator earns significantly less than the average PR professional, despite probably having more qualifications. PR people might work a bit harder sometimes, but as I mentioned in Part 1, they also tend to get a lot of free food, drinks and other random…

Personal Brand

Your Personal Brand Matters More Than You Think

We are particularly happy to welcome Alba Sort to our guest blog spot. She recently published this post on her own blog, and we asked permission to reproduce it here. We will be working with Alba on her course “Competing in a Global World”. It starts next week. If you want to know more, read…

Multilingual

Mending the Gap: Multilingual Britain – an unacknowledged resource?

In the second of her series of article on languages in Britain, Susie Kershaw suggests that every citizen should have a language buddy. Read her first article “Are we Brits hobbling ourselves with Monolingualism?” .  MENDING THE GAP:   multilingual Britain – an unacknowledged resource? Whilst the UK approaches a period of uncertainty in external relationships at…

monolingualism

Are we Brits hobbling ourselves with monolingualism?

We are honoured to welcome Susie Kershaw to our blog spot this month.  Susie is an experienced linguist and language consultant, a Fellow of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, and of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, qualified in French and Spanish. An edited version of this article has appeared in the weekly publication The…

Some thoughts on translation industry business cards

 Recently I collected a couple of hundred translation industry business cards at a conference. The cards came in all shapes, sizes, and colours. My task was to write to everyone who took the trouble to give me one of their cards. Having completed the task, I thought I’d share some thoughts about business card design…

good writing

Write On

Write On Guest writer Oliver Lawrence has written this great post for us. His next Clear Writing course will be in 2018 on a date yet to be fixed. You can join the waiting list if you are interested. So. What is it that you do? What do you make? You translate, ergo you make…

Three easy steps to booking an eCPD webinar

Since June 2015 when we overhauled our website, it’s been much easier to book a webinar or access an on-demand video from eCPD. Browse the website and choose what you want from the huge selection of quality online CPD on our elibrary of videos or from our upcoming webinars Add your choices to your cart, checkout…

Is your CPD Strategic?

Our guest post this time is a second contribution from Dr Jonathan Downie. Jonathan is a conference interpreter, researcher, author and speaker on interpreting, trading under the name Integrity Languages. He regularly blogs and leads workshops on topics that bring together cutting edge research and down-to-earth practice. His first book, Being a Successful Interpreter: Adding…