In this episode of Speaking of Translation, Eve, Corinne, and special guest Jennifer Bikkál Horne discuss strategies for raising your children bilingually–a topic that, while not directly related to translation, is of interest to lots of us in the language professions. Eve (mother of two tween/teen boys) and Jen (mother of two girls, ages 1
In this episode of Speaking of Translation, Eve and Corinne share some new tips and tricks to help you work more efficiently and learn new skills. Including: Text-to-speech proofreading (having your computer read your translations out loud). Addendum: the text-to-speech engine in MS Word is available for Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian,
In this new episode of Speaking of Translation, Eve and Corinne discuss how to set goals for your freelance business. If you enjoy this podcast, you might also enjoy Eve’s book Maintaining Your Second Language, or Corinne’s online courses for freelance translators. At the start of the year, Eve and Corinne share some insights into
Eve Bodeux and I released a new episode of Speaking of Translation last week. With both of us having survived major IT disasters in the past couple of months, we thought that an IT-focused episode might be helpful to our listeners. Here it is for your listening pleasure! Speaking of Translation: IT tips and tricks.
In this episode of Speaking of Translation, Eve and Corinne discuss strategies for maintaining your second (or third, or fourth…) language. As translators, we often struggle to maintain our active speaking and writing skills in our non-native languages. Those of us who live in our source language countries may even struggle to keep our native
In this episode, Eve and Corinne offer tips for getting things done: how to get into the productivity mindset, how to form a productivity support group, and how to tailor your time management techniques to your personality. We also recommend the following podcasts on productivity: Tess Whitty’s interview with Get It Done Guy Stever Robbins
I’m a bit of a podcast junkie (we don’t have TV, so…). Partially, I just like audio as a change from reading. But I also find that podcasts offer an option to multi-task without losing your mind. Listening to a podcast actually makes going to the gym *more* appealing, and makes long car rides less
Eve Bodeux and I recorded a new Speaking of Translation podcast today, on handling the holidays as a freelancer. We offer some tips on how to manage your clients when you’re taking time off, how to make the most of the holidays if you want or need to work, and what to send clients for