CPD for translators

Developing the skills to succeed as a professional translator

June 6, 2017 by 5 comments
Developing the skills to succeed as a professional translator

Is there a future for professional translators, or will they soon be replaced by machines? There’s been extensive and animated online discussion on this topic over the last few weeks. In this blog post, I’ll look at how to hone the key skills that are essential for your success as a translator, to help you raise your game, stay ahead of the machines, and build a fulfilling and fruitful professional career.

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The 3 skill sets you need to succeed as a professional translator

June 8, 2016 by 20 comments
The 3 skill sets you need to succeed as a professional translator

What skills do professional translators really need to succeed? Are translation skills enough, or are there other skill sets that are just as important for success in the profession? Here’s what I’ve found to be the most important skills in my work as a translator. ...

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Business tips for translators from Chris Durban’s masterclass

February 22, 2016 by 3 comments
Business tips for translators from Chris Durban’s masterclass

Chris Durban Business Masterclass for Translators and InterpretersI was delighted to be able to attend Chris Durban’s inaugural Business Acceleration Masterclass for Translators and Interpreters in Wellington, New Zealand last month. Here are a few of the tips for moving up a gear that Chris passed on to our small group of keen participants.

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Chris Durban on translation pricing

February 9, 2016 by 10 comments
Chris Durban on translation pricing

Chris Durban on translation pricingAre you unsure about how to price your translation services? Chris Durban shared her valuable insights on this thorny topic in her presentation on ‘Pricing issues in translation: is this where you want to be?’ for the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters in January 2016. Here’s a round-up of the key points from her presentation.

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Why candidates fail NAATI translation and interpreting tests…

July 28, 2015 by 73 comments
Why candidates fail NAATI translation and interpreting tests…

NAATI translation and interpreting tests…and how to make sure you pass.

Have you taken a NAATI test in translation or interpreting? Or are you thinking about it? Here’s what Dave Deck from NAATI recently had to say about why candidates fail the test, and what stands out about those who pass.

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Why join a professional association for translators and interpreters?

June 15, 2015 by 12 comments
Why join a professional association for translators and interpreters?
Why join a professional association for translators and interpreters?

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If you’re a professional translator or interpreter and keen on developing your career, it makes sense to join a professional association. You might even consider joining more than one.

Here’s why I joined four (!) professional associations for translators, and some pointers to help decide which ones might be right for you.

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5 free courses on medicine and health care for medical translators and writers

March 6, 2015 by 4 comments
5 free courses on medicine and health care for medical translators and writers
Courses for medical translators

Just letting you know about a new post on my medical translation website: 5 free courses on medicine and health care for medical translators and writers.

If you’re a medical translator and are keen to improve your subject-matter skills, or are interested in the field, why not head over and have a look.

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CPD for translators: 5 free courses on business skills

October 31, 2014 by 7 comments
CPD for translators: 5 free courses on business skills

Most freelance translators work on commercial texts of some kind – whether through agencies or directly for corporate clients. And as independent professionals, we also run our own businesses.

However, not many translators have had the chance to study business skills and concepts, like marketing, organisational strategy and business analysis. So ...

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CPD for translators: 5 free courses on entrepreneurship

September 23, 2014 by 1 comment
CPD for translators: 5 free courses on entrepreneurship

Freelance translators are entrepreneurs. And all translators need to be able to think like their clients. These are two good reasons why learning about entrepreneurship and business growth is an excellent idea for translators working with startups – and translators looking to get ahead.

In a recent survey by the ...

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CPD for translators: upcoming translation conferences

July 17, 2014 by 19 comments
CPD for translators: upcoming translation conferences

Translation Conferences 2014-2015I just love being a freelance translator. I love the flexibility, creativity and intellectual challenge of translation. But sometimes I miss spending time with my colleagues. Like you, dear reader – I miss spending time with you. Wouldn’t it be great to have a few days together to learn from each other, share our enthusiasm and exchange ideas? It certainly would! Here’s a list of upcoming translation conferences where we can all do exactly that.

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German-to-English translator specialising in medical and technical translation and corporate communications
Welcome to my blog, Between Translations! I'm Jayne Fox, German-English translator specialising in sci-tech, health care & corporate communications.
I work with clients from around the world. From my location in New Zealand, I translate overnight for European customers.
See my websites for more information.
Sci-tech translation and corporate comms: www.foxdocs.biz
Medical translation: www.jfmedicaltranslation.com
Email: jayne(at)foxdocs.biz