Category: Translation

24 Oct 2011
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Tradulinguas International Legal Translation Conference, Lisbon

Earlier this month I went to a conference on legal translation in Lisbon, held at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. I hadn’t been to a Tradulinguas conference before, and knew nothing about the company, so admit to being a little apprehensive about taking a leap into the relative unknown. What swayed me was that it […]

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04 Mar 2011
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3-minute review of Swordfish II CAT tool

Over the past 6 months or so I’ve experimented with the Swordfish II Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) program; this post is a brief walkthrough of its main features. Flexibility: The main attraction of Swordfish for me was that it’s cross-platform, so I can use it on a Windows PC and on a Mac (or on […]

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10 Nov 2010
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My ITI wish list

матраци Image courtesy of Wired magazine The Institute of Translation and Interpreting will hold its General Meeting this Saturday (13 November). I urge all ITI members to attend if they can, or to vote by proxy if they haven’t already done so*. There are a number of important motions to be voted on, and I’m […]

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01 Oct 2010
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Where do all the translators go?

Last Saturday I attended the CIOL Centenary Members’ Day in London. This was my first CIOL Members’ Day, despite having been a member for about 7 years. There were lots of great speakers, but the two talks that attracted me most were Professor David Crystal HonFCIL on ‘Languages: Past, Present and Future’ and Michael Benis […]

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29 Jul 2010
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Autumn CPD diary dates

It’s still only July and like many of you, by this stage of the year the extent of my forward planning goes about as far as fantasising about my much-needed summer holiday next week. Life post-holiday is quite low down on my priority list right now, but there have been a couple of events which […]

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31 Mar 2010
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Tranfree resurrected

When I logged in to Twitter this morning I was excited to see the news (courtesy of @NTceline) that after 7 years of relative silence, Alex Eames has resurrected his ‘tranfree’ ezine. Yesterday’s post, on his blog, ‘How to kill your translation business‘ is particularly worth a read – excellent advice which really hits home. […]

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02 Dec 2009
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My review of the 9th Portsmouth Translation Conference

Last month I spent a Saturday down in Portsmouth at the university’s Ninth Translation Conference, entitled ‘The Translator as Writer’. It’s incredible that I’ve never made it to the event before now, as I’ve always noticed the high calibre of speakers every year (a combination of practitioners and academics), and I’m pleased to say that […]

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03 Nov 2009
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Getting into translation part 2

This is another post aimed at those considering a career in translation, following my recent similar post. A few months back I was asked to write a case study for 50:50 Magazine, about what it was like being a freelance translator. It’s hard to pin down what a typical day would be like for me, […]

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