After 13 (!!) years of regular podcasting, Speaking of Translation is going on hiatus while we pursue some new directions in our professional and personal lives. We’re planning to be back for some special episodes from time to time, and our recent archives will still be here if you miss us! Thanks to all of our listeners for your support over the years, and we’ve recorded a short “pressing pause” episode for you.
In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss a favorite topic among translators: books, and what we’re reading: what genres we enjoy, how we make time for reading, how we choose new books, what formats we enjoy and don’t enjoy reading or listening to, how we track what we read, and book recommendations for our listeners!
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, self-care and mental health are increasingly important to us as freelancers, moms, partners, and friends. In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss:
-what self-care means, and why it’s not selfish -tools and strategies we’ve used to stay safe and stay sane during the pandemic -self-care and mental health maintenance techniques we’d recommend to our listeners -what to do if you or someone you care about needs professional mental health help
Thanks to our awesome friends and colleagues Veronika Demichelis and Madalena Sanchez Zampaulo over at Smart Habits for Translators for this very fun joint episode on handling the holidays as a freelancer! We discuss topics such as: -How we all handle vacations over the winter holidays; and how this very atypical year is the same or different -How to decide whether to work or not work over the holidays -How to take a real vacation without losing clients -How to use the holidays to your advantage, especially if you’re actively looking for work -How to use post-holiday marketing techniques to remind clients you’re back in the office in January -And the dreaded topic: what to give colleagues and clients as a gift!
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Eve, Corinne, freelance translator Karen Tkaczyk, and freelance conference interpreter Alex Gansmeier discuss life as a freelancer during the COVID pandemic, including:
-How the pandemic initially affected their businesses in March through May of 2020
-How things are looking now
-Is anything going better during the pandemic? Any silver linings?
-How to maintain your sanity and your work volume as the pandemic continues over the long term
Love it or hate it, online networking is the only networking we’ve got (in the US at least) for the foreseeable future. To help you embrace the opportunities that online networking offers, Eve and Corinne discuss topics such as:
-Online training, and how to make the most of the increased opportunities we’re seeing during the pandemic
-New takes on “legacy” platforms such as LinkedIn
-How to follow up with people you meet in online networking or training sessions
-How to use video for remote networking purposes
-“Moon shot” ideas that just might work during the pandemic
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In this episode, Eve and Corinne address the topic of tools; not necessarily CAT tools, but tools of all kinds that help us work more productively and keep us happy. We talk about tool categories such as editing and proofreading, images and image manipulation, incorporating, hiring service providers to work with you, and listening to music (important during a quarantine!).
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