CPD for translators

Continuing professional development: webinars for translators

April 25, 2014 by 7 comments
Continuing professional development: webinars for translators

Webinars for translatorsAre you looking for ways to increase your knowledge and skills as a translator? Or would you like to learn about best practices from specialist translators and well-known experts? There are lots of webinars that can provide excellent continuing professional development (CPD) for translators. Here is a selection of what is available.

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Bulk versus premium translation: insight from Chris Durban

January 6, 2014 by 6 comments
Bulk versus premium translation: insight from Chris Durban

Bulk vs premium translation Chris DurbanWhat is bulk translation? Is there a sizable market for premium translation? How does this affect me as a translator?

Last week I had the chance to think about these questions at a presentation by translator and speaker, Chris Durban, on “Bulk versus premium translation – what this means for you”.

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How translators can increase their subject-matter expertise with free online courses

November 8, 2013 by 26 comments
How translators can increase their subject-matter expertise with free online courses

How translators can increase their subject-matter expertise with free online coursesHave you seen the wide range of free online courses (Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs) available these days? If not, you’re in for a treat.

While a high level of expertise in our source and target languages is crucial for us as translators, we also need a strong understanding of our subject matter. There are many ways that we can develop this – including formal training, work experience, trade events and reading. Now that universities around the world are offering free courses online, MOOCs have given us another attractive way to increase our subject-matter expertise.

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Free webinars for translators and interpreters

July 18, 2013 by 10 comments
Free webinars for translators and interpreters

Free webinars for translators and interpreters-450There are some great, free webinars available for translators and interpreters, offering food for thought and professional development on a zero budget.

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Online course on ethics for translators and interpreters

February 1, 2013 by 6 comments
Online course on ethics for translators and interpreters

Have you ever been given a document to translate and found that it contains material that you find offensive?

Have you ever been asked to “certify” someone else’s translation?

As translators and interpreters, we’re regularly faced with ethical issues and it can sometimes be hard to decide what action to ...

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Top 3 tech skills books for translators

January 4, 2013 by 4 comments
Top 3 tech skills books for translators

Tech books for translators
I don’t know about you, but I find that being a translator can be quite technically demanding.

Just managing files, applications and backups can be a challenge in itself. I also use a CAT / translation environment tool to keep track of terminology for different clients and ensure consistency across multiple documents and projects.

So I’m glad that other experienced translators have kindly taken the time to pass on their technical knowledge. Here are three of the best tech books for translators. (And no, I’m not getting a commission from the authors – I’m just grateful for what I’ve learned from the books!)

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Increasing our competence as translators

December 19, 2012 by 7 comments
Increasing our competence as translators

Lately I’ve been thinking about what happens when we attempt translation projects that are beyond our own competence as translators – and how we can improve our competence.

I was particularly inspired by this excellent article by Kevin Hendzel about the importance of subject-matter knowledge for effective translation. Kevin explains ...

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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