In 2014, I summarised the highlights of the Language Show from a Translator's perspective.
This year I have had the privilege of being invited as a speaker to give two seminars at the event that reunites all language enthusiasts in Olympia Conference Centre, London.
This coming Friday 16th October, I will be talking about some top tips for starting up as a Translator in the United Kingdom. In addition to the cultural and personal obstacles translators need to overcome in order to get a place in the market, I will mention some tips that will help them stand out from the crowd when looking for their first job as freelancers. I will deal with issues of Marketing, Education, Negotiation and Law to guide graduate translators during their first steps in the translation industry and will provide them with the tools they need to grow in confidence when starting up their business.
On Sunday 18th, my seminar will be about Discipline and Patience in Business, and how these two factors may help translation entrepreneurs to achieve their goals and feel more successful when working as freelancers. 'Persevera y triunfarás' -the name of the seminar- is a popular Spanish phrase which means that with perseverance you will succeed.
So, if you are thinking of starting up as a translator in England, or if you are already working as a freelance translator and need some inspiration and motivation to keep your business growing, come to Olympia, Room 3, on Friday 16th October at 13.30 and on Sunday 18th October at 11.45 to say 'Hello' and to listen to some ideas that will be useful to boost your translation enterprise.
I look forward to meeting you personally at the Language Show Live 2015!
Here is the Official Language Show Preview for 2015.