Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Translating/writing workshop, New York State

Dear all,
I have just heard about a very interesting-looking event called 'Translate in the Catskills', run by the American Translators' Association. See http://translateinthecatskills.wordpress.com/program/. The workshop runs French to English and English to French. I am acquainted with one of the workshop leaders, who is an excellent translator and workshopper, and it looks like a really enjoyable event for those of you within hailing distance of the Catskills!

Writing skills really are fundamental to translation - which neatly brings me to the topic of this autumn's Portsmouth translation conference, The Translator as Writer, on 7 November in Portsmouth. For the first time, and in response to feedback from previous years, the programme will feature hands-on writing workshops with experienced translators in a range of languages and text types. If you can't get to the Catskills, how about Hampshire? We hope to see many of you there.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Event: Starting work as a translator or interpreter

An event for anyone who is wondering how you get past the no experience/no job Catch-22!

An event arranged jointly by ITI and the University of Westminster, with support from the National Networks for Translation and for Interpreting.

Advice from the professionals for would-be translators and interpreters

Are you interested in working as a translator or interpreter, but unsure how to start?
This one-day seminar will provide the answers.
You will hear about:
- the qualities and skills you need to work as a translator or interpreter;
- how to get organised – and where to find help;
- breaking through the ‘no experience = no work’ barrier;
- areas where your language skills are in demand, and new niches to explore.
There will be question-and-answer sessions and time for networking.

Date: Saturday 6 June 2009, 10.00 – 17.00

Contact the ITI Development Officer at the email address below for further details.

Full address

University of Westminster
309 Regent Street

Email: development@iti.org.uk
See http://www.iti.org.uk/pages/cpd/CPDevents/results.asp?id=608 for more details and a booking forms

Saturday, 9 May 2009

volunteer translation

For early career translators with time to invest, volunteer translation can be one way to gain experience, build up terminological expertise and enhance your CV. There's a good post about this here which might be of interest to some of you.