Speaking of Translation is an occasional podcast about the language industry, hosted by freelance translators (and enthusiastic talkers!) Eve Bodeux and Corinne McKay
After 13 (!!) years of regular podcasting, Speaking of Translation is going on hiatus while we pursue some new directions in our professional and personal lives. We’re planning to be back for some special episodes from time to time, and … Continue reading →
What we’re reading
In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss a favorite topic among translators: books, and what we’re reading: what genres we enjoy, how we make time for reading, how we choose new books, what formats we enjoy and don’t enjoy reading … Continue reading →
Self-care and mental health in the pandemic
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, self-care and mental health are increasingly important to us as freelancers, moms, partners, and friends. In this episode, Eve and Corinne discuss: -what self-care means, and why it’s not selfish-tools and strategies we’ve used … Continue reading →
Boundaries and sticky situations: a joint episode with Smart Habits for Translators
Thanks to our friends Veronika Demichelis and Madalena Sanchez Zampaulo at Smart Habits for Translators, for asking us to record another joint episode! Our topic this time around is boundaries and sticky situations: How to handle non-paying clients, especially if … Continue reading →
Wrapping up 2020, and looking ahead to 2021
In this episode, Eve and Corinne wrap up 2020 (a truly unforgettable year by any measure!), and look ahead to 2021. We discuss topics such as: Highlight accomplishments of 2020, and what helped us get there Disappointments this year, and … Continue reading →
Handling the holidays as a freelancer: a joint episode of Smart Habits for Translators and Speaking of Translation
Thanks to our awesome friends and colleagues Veronika Demichelis and Madalena Sanchez Zampaulo over at Smart Habits for Translators for this very fun joint episode on handling the holidays as a freelancer! We discuss topics such as:-How we all handle … Continue reading →
Podcaster to podcaster
As an avid podcast listener and fellow podcaster, I have to give praise to Speaking of Translation. Lots of valuable information for freelance translators. Eve and Corinne are always professional and helpful.
EN-RU translator fan
Hi ladies! I just wanted to thank you for making this podcast! I am a new subscriber but I've enjoyed every episode immensely! My favorite ones are on your tips and tricks, of course! I am waiting impatiently for each episode and have been recommending it to my colleagues and students.
Hi there Eve and Corinne! I just wanted to give you two a shout-out and say thank you so much for making this podcast and for sharing such an honest and dynamic reflection of the struggles translators may face. I live on a tiny island in Southeast Alaska and am often fairly isolated from other professional translators, and listening to your podcast provides an enjoyable sense of connection to the community. I haven't had a chance to listen to every episode yet, but something I personally have been deliberating is just how much value one could gain from attending translator conferences, such as the ATA conference coming up. I'm sure you're both familiar with the milieu of conferences, continued ed opportunities, and organizations that are available for translators, each carrying their own price tag. It's all too easy to get caught up in spending money to make yourself a better translator, and I would love to hear what you two have to say about this. If you're open to taking suggestions for episodes, perhaps you could provide some insight as to the importance of creating personal/professional connections with other translators, attending conferences, and investing in continued ed courses, etc. (Also, Corinne, if you and your family have not travelled to Southeast Alaska - judging by your passions for the outdoors - I feel you all would LOVE it here. I live in Sitka, we have both mountains and ocean within a 10 minute walk from the house; it's an outdoor adventurer's dream...check it out!) Thanks again ladies, I'm really looking forward to listening to more episodes!