CATI 2014 Conference in Spartanburg: impressions and materials

I've greatly enjoyed my second CATI conference, now in Spartanburg, SC, and the sessions I have attended. It has been great to meet other translators and interpreters, and see again other professionals from the Triangle area that I've met previously at CATI meetups. I've greatly enjoyed the sessions I've attended, especially the keynote speech by Lisa Carter, where narrative was beautifully blended with the visuals, and Mary Chen's presentation on translation of business documents, where she talked about the importance of cultural awareness in business translation, nicely complementing the webinars by Percy Balemans, and Katya Filatova and Joseph Kovalov I've seen before.

I've also been a presenter at CATI 2014 this year and talked about formulating and using a value proposition and a unique selling proposition. For those who have attended – thank you for coming and positive feedback!

The handouts have been sent out to the CATI 2014 participants, but as I could not resist tweaking the presentation and adding new material, here's the final list of resources and articles:

Creating a value proposition

Examples of case studies

Articles

Formulating a unique selling proposition

USP in translation industry

Web design, formatting and colors

Other blog topics

Ekaterina Howard, business, marketing and real estate translations from English to Russian and German to Russian

Ekaterina Howard, Pinwheel Translations

English to Russian and German to Russian translator working with business, marketing and real estate materials. ATA and CATI member.