On Monday, December 16 at 9 PM New York time (note: evening! unlike our usual time slot), Eve Bodeux and I will be hosting our next Speaking of Translation conference call. This month’s topic is “The freelance juggling act: balancing work, family and the rest of life,” and we’ve got an all-star panel of multitasking translators to address this multi-faceted topic. You can listen to the live call for free, and the podcast version will follow. Here are the details:
In this roundtable discussion, we’ll explore how to maintain your sanity while running a thriving business, raising a family, pursuing non-work interests and contributing to the profession. Our panelists for the discussion are Scandinavian to English translator Andy Bell, English to French translator Marianne Reiner and French to English translator Karen Tkaczyk, with Speaking of Translation hosts Eve Bodeux and Corinne McKay moderating. All of our panelists run full-time freelance businesses while raising families and remaining active in translation industry activities. All of them have significant non-work interests as well (sports, sideline businesses, church, community volunteering); we invited them because they strike us as people who do it all, but don’t seem stressed out or frazzled. Wondering how they do it? We’ll get their tips on how to find a work/life balance that keeps you happy, keeps money in the bank and lets you live the kind of life that you want.
To listen to the live call (free, other than any phone charges from your provider): At the call time, dial 209-647-1600 (+1 may be required outside the US). Then enter access code 178865 and press pound (#). If you live outside the US or pay by the minute for long distance, the least expensive option is probably to use Skype or Google Voice to dial in.