You may have seen the hashtag #mypathtolaw trending over the weekend. At a great suggestion from a friend of this blog and International Federation of Translators (FIT) Europe Board Member John O’Shea aka @Jurtrans_Ltd, this post is to launch a sister initiative: My Path to Legal Translation #mypathtolegaltranslation.

We all know that pathways to careers in legal translation will be very convoluted and interesting ones! 🙂

All legal translators interested are welcome to send in their stories, and we can publish them on a special section of the blog. Please spread the news as far and wide as possible and help to roar about legal translators!

Opportunity – Paid traineeships at the European Commission

Registration for paid traineeships at the European Commission is now open. They consist of 5 months with the Commission, or certain executive bodies and agencies of the European institutions such as the European External Action Service or the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, starting on either 1 March or 1 October.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all readers of this blog, with very best wishes for a wonderful 2018.

I liked this image, which shows that years – and our lives – are essentially made up of people. 🙂

A good thought in an age of machines, I believe. 🙂


#W2D2018 Registration closing soon & CPD points

To avoid disappointment, this post is to remind anyone thinking of attending the conference #W2D2018 The Value of Legal Translation Professionals that registration closes next week on 23 December 2017 (or earlier if capacity is reached).

We have just had the excellent news that the conference and pre-conference workshops have been approved by the American Translators’ Association (ATA) for a total of 10 (ten) CPD (Continuing Education / Continuing Professional Development) points. Continue reading

#W2D2018 goes live today!

We have been beavering away behind the scenes for a few months now, and… I am now delighted to announce

The Second WordstoDeeds Conference 2018: The Value of Legal Translation Professionals

After the success of the 2017 conference  “Legal Translation to the Next Level“, and above all kind encouragements from so many attendees… here is the second annual event in what is set to become a fixture. Continue reading