(Deep and meaningful) impressions from the Miami conference
If I were to sum up the Miami conference in one sentence, it would probably be "I have missed the photo booth".
Jokes aside, I've really enjoyed reconnecting with people I've already met, making new acquaintances, and, of course, catching up with my former mentor Catherine Christaki.
I've also started my term as a Slavic Languages Division Administrator. I'm very excited to contribute to the division's activities beyond Twitter and look forward to working with other SLD volunteers in this role.
Ekaterina Howard, Pinwheel Translations
English to Russian and German to Russian website localization, transcreation. Russian copywriting. ATA and CATI member.
Branding, logo, domain name, forms, and social media accounts, not to mention the actual writing for your website — how do you know which task to tackle first, and how do you get this done in a reasonable amount of time, while still working on your projects and finding time for hobbies, friends, and family? Read to find more
So, you keep hearing that you absolutely need to have a website to succeed as a freelance translator. How else would new clients find you online? Fair point. Still, do not let it distract you from the things that are more important. Why getting your website good enough for right now is better than going for a perfect website.
Встречались ли вам маркетинговые переводы, которые по сути мало чем отличаются от подстрочника? Хотя формально они верны, такие тексты не вызывают никаких эмоций, даже скуки. Разница между таким переводом-подстрочником и удачным переводом такая же, как между овсянкой и овсяным печеньем.
ATA58: slams, cultural codes and advice for the next year
For me watching Bob the Builder is sometimes like watching an impeding train wreck. And yet, it highlights the way in which human (or machine) factor can derail even the most wonderfully executed project. 3 examples from cartoon and, on a serious note, a compilation of articles on revision process.
Handout with resources from around the web.
Structure + detailed information + feedback and guidance!