Month: December 2009

Name the new ATA client outreach newsletter

The American Translators Association has just announced a naming contest for the new translation client outreach newsletter. The winner receives free registration to the 2010 ATA annual conference in Denver and an acknowledgement in the first issue… go for it! Here’s the text from the ATA announcement: Calling All Wordsmiths: Name ATA’s New Client Newsletter and …

YouTube clip: Peter Less on interpreting at Nuremburg

Here’s an interesting YouTube clip (it’s short, just over a minute) of interpreting legend Peter Less talking about remaining impartial while interpreting at the Nuremberg Trials. Less, who won the ATA’s Gode Medal (one of the translation world’s highest honors) in 2006, fled to Switzerland as a teenager but his mother, father, sister and grandmother remained …

The end of year to-do list

Because you’re not doing anything else at this time of year (insert laughter here…), it’s time to review your end-of-year business checklist so that you can set some goals for next year as soon as 2010 kicks off. Here are a few things to consider, and feel free to add your own end-of-year action items in …

Two posts that translation clients should read

For anyone who’s a translation buyer, here are two excellent blog posts on what makes a good client. Ryan Ginstrom’s Five practices of agencies that get it gives five specific examples of how his agency clients have impressed him. I agree with these wholeheartedly; especially the feedback piece. It’s not hard to understand why clients are …