Business Mentoring Scheme – mentor pairs report: Emma and Fiona

The mentee: Emma Canham Sometimes, you need someone else to help you move forwards. When I signed up for the French Network’s business mentoring scheme, I felt like I was stagnating as a translator. Working with agencies wasn’t as rewarding as collaborating with my few direct clients. And perennial issues like low rates and theContinue reading “Business Mentoring Scheme – mentor pairs report: Emma and Fiona”

Translation Mentoring Scheme – mentor pairs report: Stephanie Donat and Ruth Simpson

The Translation Mentoring Scheme was launched by the ITI French Network in 2020. The scheme focuses on developing translation skills and is aimed at both experienced translators and newcomers to the profession. Mentees work on three translations over a period of six months, which mentors provide feedback and guidance on. Below a mentor pair shares their experienceContinue reading “Translation Mentoring Scheme – mentor pairs report: Stephanie Donat and Ruth Simpson”

Translation Mentoring Scheme – mentor pairs report: Aude De Lucia et Christèle Blin

The Translation Mentoring Scheme was launched by the ITI French Network in 2020. The scheme focuses on developing translation skills and is aimed at both experienced translators and newcomers to the profession. Mentees work on three translations over a period of six months, which mentors provide feedback and guidance on. Below a mentor pair sharesContinue reading “Translation Mentoring Scheme – mentor pairs report: Aude De Lucia et Christèle Blin”

Pricing Your Services and Negotiating with Confidence

Online workshop with Susie Jackson, organised by ITI FrenchNet Written by Sarah Bichot. Freelance translator and financing and pricing mentor Susie Jackson ran a three-hour online workshop for ITI FrenchNet members on pricing and negotiation on 18 May. If you needed an explanation of the importance of time-tracking, this was it. Knowledge is power, andContinue reading “Pricing Your Services and Negotiating with Confidence”

English > French Slam / Traduel anglais > français

Organisé par Holly-Anne Whyte et Alanah Reynor du Réseau français de l’ITI Animé par Françoise Vignon Texte : Critique de la pièce Mrs Delgado Fin mars, l’ITI French Network nous a fait le plaisir d’organiser un traduel opposant deux traductrices professionnelles de l’anglais vers le français. Ayant par le passé fait office d’animatrice lors d’un traduelContinue reading “English > French Slam / Traduel anglais > français”

“The butterfly effect: how to survive the web of wildlife terminology translation” Webinaire ITI – 9 août 2022

Connaissez-vous la différence entre une grenouille et un crapaud, ou entre un hibou et une chouette ? Sauriez-vous faire la distinction entre un pygargue et un aigle, ou nommer les différentes mésanges qui visitent nos jardins ? Le sujet est déjà assez pointu en soi, mais quand il s’agit de le traduire, les défis sont multiples. DepuisContinue reading ““The butterfly effect: how to survive the web of wildlife terminology translation” Webinaire ITI – 9 août 2022”

Lost in (cheesy) Translation

Moment d’égarement entre deux langues(et un fromage) Les exemples d’erreurs de traduction (automatique), souvent très amusants, vont bon train sur internet et on m’a récemment montré la photo de l’étiquette suivante, assortie du commentaire « This cheese is much more confident in French than in English » : Je m’attendais à rire autant que mon amie anglophone, maisContinue reading “Lost in (cheesy) Translation”

Translation Slam: French to English Corporate Communications

Hosted by the ITI French Network Our first FrenchNet event of 2022 took place on 15th March 2022 and did not disappoint! Janet Fraser and Anne Fox went head-to-head, skilfully moderated by Ruth Simpson, on a corporate communications text. Samantha Lawrence reports: Having never been to a Translation Slam before, I really did not knowContinue reading “Translation Slam: French to English Corporate Communications”

Using corpora to enhance translation practice, a webinar with Ana Frankenberg-Garcia

Hosted by the ITI French Network Sarah Bowyer and Dean Evans have joined forces for this event report, sharing their different perspectives, as a newcomer to the world of corpora, and as a committed fan looking to delve deeper. Getting my feet wet: Sarah Bowyer I have long been embarrassed to admit how little IContinue reading “Using corpora to enhance translation practice, a webinar with Ana Frankenberg-Garcia”