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Translation Journal Update | November 10, 2014

November 10 Update

Here’s what is included in the Translation Journal weekly email update.

1. Attending A Conference - So Worth It!
2. Networking for Introverts: Survival Guide--Tips for Translators
3. Plucked from the Web-Bilinguals are more able to focus
4. Full Time Job Opportunity in Australia for Italian Translators
5. AWEJ welcomes submission of papers

1. Attending a Conference - So Worth It!

Conference 1  Conference 2

Several recent articles in the Translation Journal have discussed how attending a translation and interpreting industry conference can be a great investment in your professional and personal development (see links below). Well, this past week I “walked the walk” and attended an industry conference, and I’m thrilled to report that I experienced precisely those benefits outlined in the articles!

Specifically, I attended the Australian Institute for Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) 2014 National Biennial Conference in Brisbane, Australia. I learned many new tips and strategies about the industry, met up with a colleague whom I had not seen in long time, and was introduced to many potential future collaborators.

The conference showcased many wonderful speakers giving presentations on topics including translation tools, legal translation, ethical dilemmas in police interpreting, Aboriginal and deaf interpreting, the era of globalization, subtitling, video and remote interpreting and networking strategies, just to name a few.
I learned about the current and future trends and advances in the industry and made new connections with translators and interpreters. I even bumped into a few translators I had previously only spoken with by phone – in some cases for many years! The conference was a wonderful opportunity to meet new colleagues, potential business partners, and also potential authors for future Translation Journal articles.

If you are on the fence about whether to attend an industry conference, my advice is to book that ticket. You will reap substantial benefits from your newly acquired insights, and networking with potential clients will undoubtedly further your career in the translation and interpreting business.

If you have not yet had a chance to read up on some of the benefits of attending a translation industry conference, check out the recent Translation Journal articles on this topic:

Four Reasons to Attend Translation Industry Conferences
and
7 Reasons to Attend a Local Translation Conference

Again, the benefits listed in the articles certainly proved true for me this past weekend, and I came away feeling recharged and reinspired about our industry. I am looking forward to attending another translation industry conference in the near future . . . and I hope to see you there too!

2. Networking for Introverts: A Survival Guide- Tips for Translators

Networking for Introverts

I had the good fortune of sitting in on a presentation at a translation industry conference and enjoyed Sarah Dillion’s presentation. Sarah is a professional translator working from French, Spanish and German into English and frequent speaker and trainer. She spoke about Networking for Introverts Survival Guide.

Click here to read more on this article.

3. Plucked from The Web

Here is a link to an article shared by Malena Davis, Spanish interpreter.

New evidence indicating bilingual individuals are more able to focus on demanding mental tasks despite distractions over their monolingual counterparts. Researchers led by Roberto Filippi of Anglia Ruskin University have found that young bilingual pupils did a better job answering tricky questions with a noisy voice in the background than a monolingual control group did. For more information click through.

4. Full Time Job Opportunity in Melbourne Australia for Italian Translators

A company called Blackmagic Design is currently looking for 2 x NAATI qualified Italian translators to join their team in Port Melbourne, Australia. Both positions on offer are for Full time roles. Here is a link:

5. Deadline fast approaching to Submit to Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Calls for Papers (December, 2014)

Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) welcomes the submission of papers for the December issue, 2014. The deadline for manuscript submission is 15 November, 2014. The issue publication date is December 2014. For more information visit Arab World English Journal on www.awej.org . Before sending your paper, please read the submission and Manuscript Guidelines for Arab World English Journal (AWEJ)


Have a great week!

Karen Hodgson

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