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Posted on24 March 2014

University of Westminster’s Meet the Client Event

Last week, Atlas’ director, Clare Suttie, was at the University of Westminster’s event in partnership with the ITI’s London Regional Group. A regular fixture in their (and our) calendar, the Meet the Client event was well-attended, lively and inspirational!

Clare was in good company – also presenting and speaking were James Powell of Transperfect, Lindsay Bywood of Voice Script International, currently studying for a PhD at Imperial College, and Louise Killeen of Louise Killeen Translations.  After presentations from each speaker and a welcome break for refreshments, the audience reconvened around six tables and the speakers moved around to speak to the groups at each table.

Clare says:

“There were so many questions – including requests for information on internships/placements, an increase in requests for translation of social media posts, gaining experience, what to specialise in, how many words a day would a professional translator be expected to translate, how was the market for public service interpreters, how should a translator work out how much to charge, what did we think of EuroPass CVs, how many clients should a freelancer aim to have…

It was wonderful to see so many talented and enthusiastic future translators and interpreters in one room (and some established ones too!).  I hope they went away feeling encouraged and fired up to work on their CVs.”

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