Business and translation – free resources for linguists

Continuing in line with our mission and CPD commitment, we’re launching another set of free resources for linguists, this time with the focus on the business of translation and translating business texts. If you’ve seen our previous announcements, for example on legal translation CPD, you’ll know how it works: we ask you to sign up…

Creative ways to pep up your CPD on a budget

Our guest blogger this time is Oliver Lawrence. Oliver is an Italian to English translator and editor specialising in marketing, tourism and contracts. He is also an accomplished peer-to-peer trainer. His Clear Writing course is now in its third edition. It starts on 18 April. Formal CPD can be a very effective means of improving…

Turning downtime into uptime

Our series of guest posts continues with Caroline Alberoni’s contribution today. Caroline is a Brazilian freelance translator and writes a a blog Carol’s Adventures in Translation, and can also be found on a wide variety of social media. Turning downtime into uptime Around November last year I had the longest downtime of my entire career…

interpreting cpd

Interpreting – free resources for linguists

Continuing in line with our mission and CPD commitment, we’re launching another set of free resources for linguists, this time with the focus on interpreters. If you’ve seen our previous announcements, for example on legal translation CPD, you’ll know how it works: we ask you to sign up to our resource list and we send…

My brand, my self

This week’s guest post is by Allison Wright of Allison Wright Translations. The subject she writes about has been discussed on several eCPD webinars and courses. In this post she describes how she reached her decision on giving her business a brand name. It is a slight adaptation of a post written previously on Allison’s own blog. My brand, my…

Company internal CPD across countries

For our first guest post of 2016 we invited Mecki Testroet (left) and Erika Baker (right) of Iolante.com to tell us about a new concept in the world of translations. These translator-entrepreneurs are developing a top-ranked website for selected independent translators to join as franchisees. We invited them to tell us a little about the…

Our word cloud

Looking back – and forward A new year – a new start. Now that all the Christmas decorations have been packed away and the last pine needles swept up I thought, Janus-like, that I’d take a look back at eCPD’s year of 2015. It was the year when we finally developed our website from the…

Seeing the whites of their eyes…

Seeing the whites of their eyes… When, in 2012, Lucy Brooks invited me to offer a webinar as part of her incredibly successful eCPD series, I was delighted but just that bit daunted. I had always been told that the most important thing, when you give a talk, was to ‘see the whites of their…