Past events for 2009
Sat 12 September 2009
An all-day event with talks and hands-on workshops on a variety of
marketing-related subjects, including: - marketing yourself as a freelance
translator or interpreter - website dos and don’ts - a practical workshop on
how to write good promotional copy - assertiveness and negotiation skills.
This workshop will be of interest to both established translators and those
new to the profession and will cover all aspects of marketing yourself and
ensuring you don’t sell your services under value.
The Specialisation debate
Thu 23 April 2009
Increasingly, freelance translators and interpreters are advised that
specialisation is the key to success in a highly competitive marketplace. This
applies in particular to translators and interpreters working into or out of
major European languages, who have to compete with many other colleagues working
with the same language pair.
So, how do you go about specialisation when you don’t have a specialist field
to start with? How do you choose your specialism and find your niche? These and
other questions will be addressed by our panel of speakers, and questions from
the floor will be encouraged to make this an interactive and lively event.
Our panellists include mentors on the ITI Professional Support Group, which has
a module dedicated to the issue of specialisation.
Info evening: Open Access modules at Westminster University and MemoQ
Mon 16 March 2009 &
Havila Peck and Ann Pattison will talk about the benefits of Westminster
University’s Open Access modules, the part-time courses recently advertised in
ITI Bulletin, and explain the registration process. Philippe Galinier will then
talk in more detail about the Sci/Tech module, which he recently completed.
This will be followed by a presentation by Doug Lawrence and software developer
Istvan Lengl about the translation memory package MemoQ.
Meet the Client
Wed 19 March 2008 6.30 for 7 pm
This is the third ‘Meet the Client’ event organised by LRG – following
its sell-out success last time (in February 2006) now at a bigger venue.
Representatives from four translation companies will explain what they are
looking for in freelance translators and describe some of the dos and don’ts
of approaching translation companies for freelance work. Companies represented
this time will include Atlas Translations, Choice Language Services (tbc),
Comtec and Dora Wirth Languages.
The event is free to LRG members, £5 to non-members.
This event will qualify as CPD.