The 52nd annual conference of the American Translators Association is fast approaching (preconference seminar day is this Wednesday, October 26) and I’m looking forward to seeing lots of colleagues and great presentations in Boston! This year I’m involved with three sessions:
- IC-3, Working Successfully with a Translation Partner from 10:00-11:00 AM on Friday. Eve Bodeux and I are co-presenting this session; we’ll be focusing on why you might want or need a translation partner, how to find someone to work with, pitfalls and best practices of partnership as well as case studies of various partnership arrangements.
- IC-10, Blogging 101, from 11:30-12:30 on Saturday. Riccardo Schiaffino and I are co-presenting this session (see, now you know my secret…surrounding myself with people who are smarter than I am!); we’ll talk about the basics of writing a blog for business. We’ll be covering how to select a target audience for your blog, what to write about, how to set your blog up from the technological standpoint and how to publicize your blog.
- IC-12, Smart Business for Translators and Interpreters, from 4:00-5:00 PM on Saturday. This is a panel moderated by the venerable Jost Zetzsche; Chris Durban, Judy Jenner and I will be answering your questions about business practices for freelancers (down to the very last minute of the conference sessions!).
Looking forward to seeing many of you there!