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The importance of scripts

I’m a big believer in writing scripts for important occasions; the first time that I presented at the ATA annual conference (a presentation on free and open source software at the 2004 ATA conference in Toronto), I typed out every single word I was going to say, including a few pre-scripted jokes. When Eve Bodeux

Testing the direct client waters

Translators have a variety of reasons for choosing certain types of clients: some prefer agencies for their steady workflow and layer of “insulation” between the translator and the end client, some prefer direct clients for their higher rates and higher degree of autonomy, and still other translators mix up their workflow or work with clients

Translate in the Catskills this summer

If you’re interested in a high-quality professional development opportunity this summer (particularly for EN>FR and FR>EN translators, but other languages are welcome too!), hop on over to Translate in the Catskills, which is running from August 21-23 in Maplecrest, NY (about 1 hr. south of Albany or 3 hrs. north of New York City). The

Guest post: Karen Tkaczyk on LinkedIn

This is a guest post by Karen Tkaczyk, PhD, a French to English translator specializing in chemistry and its industrial applications. Karen’s LinkedIn profile is here and her business website is here. Thanks to Karen for sharing her experience using LinkedIn, and specifically LinkedIn Groups and Discussions as a marketing tool. Earlier this year Corinne

Happy International Translation Day

The translation blogosphere is abuzz today with posts about International Translation Day, celebrated each year on September 30, the feast of St. Jerome. If you’d like to learn more about St. Jerome and his works, hop on over to Jill Sommer’s post all about him. Every year, the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs/International Federation of Translators

Registration open for Juvenes Translatores 2008

The European Commission’s translation department is once again offering its Juvenes Translatores (Young Translators) competition; the 2008 edition will be held on November 27 and the registration is open to any secondary school in Europe (deadline October 20). On November 27, the student contestants will all translate the same text (last year’s was on sustainable