1. A good translator Doing Good Work: A Path to Success as an Independent Translator by Nicholas Hartmann, PhD, CT An industry veteran, I’ve learnt a thing or two about patent translation from The Patent Translator’s Handbook, co-authored by Nicholas Hartmann. At the ATA’s 60th conference he doled out essential advice on being a good translator; focusing on the oft ignored personal development that freelance translators need in a highly competitive and performance-driven environment. From knowing who you are (collaborator or solo-flyer) to what you learn (terminology, subject-matter, information technology?) to how you behave (manage your time; accept responsibility; what…
Planning for ATA61 and new blog posts The old Yahoo discussion group has been successfully moved to the new group on groups.io. If you are not yet a member, you can join here. The annual ATA conference in Palm Springs was a great success. Thank you to everybody who contributed or participated. Our webmaster Naomi de Moraes uploaded some conference materials onto the S&TD website. Our outgoing and incoming blog editors were busy and posted two interesting articles, one on the difference between “accurate” and “precise” and one on website SEO. Check out the contributions in our blog. If you…
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