Category: Podcasts

Speaking of Translation: Contracts and service agreements for translators

In this episode of Speaking of Translation, Eve and Corinne discuss contracts and service agreements for freelance translators. Thanks to listener Erin Riddle for suggesting this show topic! If you have a topic you’d like us to discuss, drop us an e-mail at speakingoftranslation@gmail.com. We discuss: When do you need a full written contract for a …

New podcast: preparing for the state court interpreter certification exam

In this episode of Speaking of Translation, Eve interviews Corinne about her recent milestone–passing the Colorado court interpreter certification exam for French. Eve and Corinne discuss how Corinne prepared for the exam, what resources she used, what the exam consists of, and how she plans to use this credential. Links mentioned in this episode: -Athena Matilsky, …

New podcast: Staying healthy when you work at a desk all day

In this episode of Speaking of Translation, Eve and Corinne interview German<>English translator and certified yoga and Pilates instructor Eva Stabenow. After developing repetitive strain issues from her translation and interpreting work, Eva found relief in Pilates, which led her to pursue a 500-hour certification as a Pilates instructor specializing in prehab and rehab. She now …

New podcast: How to learn from colleagues

In this episode of Speaking of Translation, Eve and Corinne discuss how to learn from and share information with colleagues, in a way that is both helpful and appropriate. How can newbies learn from colleagues without being invasive? What is (and is not) appropriate to ask from colleagues? How can colleagues learn from each other through …

New podcast: life as a digital nomad

In this month’s episode of Speaking of Translation, Eve Bodeux and I interview German to English translator Katie Schober about her life on the road as a digital nomad. Katie–a longtime Speaking of Translation listener, who specializes in history and genealogy translations–has spent six months traveling the US with her husband while continuing to work full …

New podcast: ATA59 wrapup

Eve Bodeux and I released a new episode of Speaking of Translation this week. It’s a wrapup of last month’s 59th annual American Translators Association conference. We discuss our favorite sessions at the conference, how the conference is planned, and some tips for anyone who’s never attended an ATA conference and would like to. Here it …

Speaking of Translation: Ask Us Anything

Speaking of Translation recently recorded an Ask Us Anything podcast episode. Thanks to all of our listeners who submitted topics for us to cover. Here’s the lineup: -How do translation partnerships work? How do the hosts of Speaking of Translation work together? -How can translators maintain skills in their second (third, etc.) languages that they don’t …