Speaking of Translation

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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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Website
https://speakingoftranslation.com
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Listen and learn about the language industry
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-03-18 16:58
last episode published
2019-03-18 15:02
publication frequency
38.84 days
Contributors
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author  
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Number of Episodes
28
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
18.03.2019

International payment methods for translators

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 thi...
Corinne McKay author
20.02.2019

Life as a digital nomad: an interview with German to English translator Katie Schober

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 ...
Corinne McKay author
16.01.2019

Website and online presence tips for freelancers

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 … Contin...
Corinne McKay author
14.12.2018

Rebroadcast: Finding direct clients at industry conferences

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 switc...
Corinne McKay author
8.11.2018

ATA59 wrapup

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 …...
Corinne McKay author
2.10.2018

Ask Us Anything!

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...
Corinne McKay author
28.08.2018

Computer-assisted translation tools–What are they? Do you need them?

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 →
Corinne McKay author
20.06.2018

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

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...
Corinne McKay author
14.05.2018

Conferences, continuing education, and professional development

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 ...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
12.04.2018

Raising bilingual children

In this episode, Eve, Corinne, and special guest Jennifer Bikkál Horne discuss strategies for raising your children bilingually–a topic that, while not directly related to translation, is of interest to lots of us in the language professions. Eve (moth...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
19.03.2018

Our favorite new tips and tricks

In this episode, Eve and Corinne share some new tips and tricks to help you work more efficiently and learn new skills. Including: Text-to-speech proofreading (having your computer read your translations out loud). Addendum: the text-to-speech engine i...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
21.02.2018

Ask Us Anything: Eve and Corinne take your questions

In this episode, Eve and Corinne answer listener questions, submitted via Twitter and LinkedIn for a special Ask Us Anything podcast. Listen in for our thoughts on: Does per-word pricing still make sense in the age of TM and MT? … Continue reading →
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
16.01.2018

Setting goals for your freelance business

In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss how to set goals for your freelance business. If you enjoy this podcast, you might also enjoy Eve’s book Maintaining Your Second Language, or Corinne’s online courses for freelance translators. At the start … Co...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
30.11.2017

The basics of direct client marketing

In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss the basics of marketing your freelance translation services to direct clients. We offer tips on deciding who to market to, beginner-friendly direct client marketing techniques, and what factors to consider befor...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
7.09.2017

Work/life balance rerun: in memory of Andy Bell

We at Speaking of Translation were saddened to learn that our colleague Andy Bell died suddenly on August 24. Although most of us in the US knew Andy only from afar (we kept trying to get him to attend an … Continue reading →
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
30.08.2017

So you want to translate books?

In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss their experiences translating books and book-length projects, offering tips on how to find work translating books, how to fit books into your commercial translation workflow, and what you need to think about whe...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
14.06.2017

Speaking of IT: hardware and software tips and tricks

In this episode, Eve and Corinne offer a variety of hardware and software tips and tricks for self-employed translators who manage their own computer systems. Including: Our own hardware and software setups, with suggestions on our favorite items How t...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
19.04.2017

Tess Whitty solves common marketing dilemmas

Eve and Corinne interview freelance marketing expert Tess Whitty, who hosts the Marketing Tips for Translators podcast. Tess recently released a new book, Marketing Tips for Translators: the ultimate collection of tips from the podcast. Tess gives exce...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
3.03.2017

Maintaining your second (third, etc.) language

Eve and Corinne discuss strategies for maintaining your second (or third, or fourth…) language. As translators, we often struggle to maintain our active speaking and writing skills in our non-native languages. Those of us who live in our source languag...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
30.01.2017

Getting things done: tips for productivity and time management

In this episode, Eve and Corinne offer tips for getting things done: how to get into the productivity mindset, how to form a productivity support group, and how to tailor your time management techniques to your personality. We also recommend … Continue...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
12.12.2016

Handling the holidays as a freelancer

In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss how to handle the end-of-year holidays as a freelancer. We’ve got some tips for managing clients when you’re taking time off, making the most of the holidays if you want or need to … Continue reading →
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
17.11.2016

How to write a great translator resume

In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss how to write a great translation-targeted resume, and when to use marketing materials other than a resume. Eve offers tips on resume etiquette, content and form, and Corinne talks about typical resume errors … C...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
5.10.2016

Translating outside the box: beyond legal, financial, and medical

In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss how to identify, market to, and successfully work in non-traditional translation specializations. Drawing on their own experiences translating children’s books, personality tests, university marketing materials,...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
29.07.2016

Outsourcing for translators: a joint podcast with Tess Whitty

As a freelance translator, what tasks might you want to outsource? How can you benefit from outsourcing? How do you find the right people to handle the tasks you want to outsource? For this episode, we’ve teamed up with Tess … Continue reading →
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
24.05.2016

Self-publishing: options for authors and translators

In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss tools, platforms and methods for self-publishing your own books or books you’ve translated. We delve into the entire book creation and production process, including how to compose the text of your book, design …...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
4.05.2016

Book launch! Eve and Corinne’s new publications

In this episode, Speaking of Translation co-hosts Eve Bodeux and Corinne McKay discuss their newly-released books. Eve’s book Maintaining Your Second Language: practical and productive strategies for translators, teachers, interpreters and other langua...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
3.05.2016

Tips from a project manager turned freelance translator

Our interviewee Angela Benoit launched her freelance French<>English translation business (yes, she really is a native speaker of both languages!) after working as a translation project manager in New York for over six years. Angela has now been ...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author
3.05.2016

Exploiting your subject matter expertise

Acting as Speaking of Translation’s roving reporter in Paris, France, Eve met up with and interviewed specialized French to English translator Stephanie Strobel. Stephanie talks about her experience having a very specific area of expertise within trans...
Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay author