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Author: Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay

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Speaking of Translation is an occasional podcast about the language industry, hosted by freelance translators (and enthusiastic talkers!) Eve Bodeux and Corinne McKay
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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 … Continue reading →
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, … Continue reading →
In this episode, Eve and Corinne address the topic of translation technique, and how to actually do a translation. Thanks very much to our listener Mireille for suggesting the topic for this episode! She e-mailed us and asked, “My question … Continue reading →
Eve, Corinne, and special guest Madalena Sanchez Zampaulo discuss how and why (or why not!) to diversify your freelance business beyond translation. We discuss: -Non-translation lines of work that the three of us have pursued throughout our careers -The pluses … Continue reading →
In this episode, Eve and Corinne interview French to English translator Michèle Hansen about her experiences using client-side conferences as a marketing tool. A self-professed “introvert who hates selling,” Michèle has increased her freelance income by more than $40,000 over … Continue reading →
In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss volunteering for professional associations and groups, at the local, national, and even international level, including: -The benefits (to you and to the association) of professional volunteering -How to set limits on your professional … Continue reading →
In this episode, 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. … Continue reading →
In this episode, 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 … Continue reading →
In this episode, Eve and Corinne interview English to Spanish translator Mercedes Guhl and French to English translator Kate Deimling about translating books: a topic our listeners often ask about. Kate and Mercedes give us their thoughts on: Where to … Continue reading →
In this episode, 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 … Continue reading →
In this episode, 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 … Continue reading →
In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss international payment methods for translators, with a particular focus on TransferWise (not an affiliate deal), an international money transfer service that is relatively new on the scene. Links mentioned in this episode: -The … Continue reading →
In this episode, Eve and Corinne 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 … Continue reading →
In this episode, Eve and Corinne offer website and online presence tips for freelancers, including: -Why are a website and an online presence important, or not important? -What are some factors to consider when choosing a web designer, and how … Continue reading →
In this episode, Eve and Corinne rebroadcast an interview with Joanne Archambault, a French to English medical translator specializing in orthopedics translations. By attending conferences in France for French orthopedic surgeons, Joanne made the switch from doing general medical translation … Continue reading →
ATA59 wrapup

ATA59 wrapup

2018-11-0848:50

In this episode, Eve and Corinne give a post-conference wrapup of the 59th annual conference of the American Translators Association, held in New Orleans at the end of October. Listen in for our favorite conference sessions, information about how the … Continue reading →
Ask Us Anything!

Ask Us Anything!

2018-10-0201:03:18

In this episode, Eve and Corinne answer your questions! 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? … Continue reading →
In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss computer-assisted translation tools. What are CAT tools? What are they useful for? When are they not useful? What flavors of CAT tools are out there for translators to choose from? How do TM … Continue reading →
In this episode, Eve and Corinne delve into a topic that’s been at the top of the news in the translation industry lately: the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. We are not GDPR experts, and we’re certainly … Continue reading →
In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss conferences, continuing education, and professional development for freelance translators. A very special shoutout to Alaska-based Spanish to English translator Stacy Evans, who suggested this topic in a review she left us on iTunes! … Continue reading →
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