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January 2021

Battle of the Kingdoms Rematch: New Year Quiz

7 January @ 7:30 pm

Join us for a pub quiz in the comfort of your own home! This time it's a rematch between the northern heavyweights where NWTN members will compete against Yorkshire and North East Regional Group ITI members! Here’s how it will work: The quiz is just for fun, you will mark your own answers.Teams can comprise 1-4 people max. depending on who is in your household.Please do not cheat and ask Google! This is to exercise your brainpower.Your microphone should be muted…

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Working Lunch: Tell us about it! Valuable lessons and bright ideas

13 January @ 1:00 pm

Join NWTN Events Team colleagues for an informal chat online via Zoom. For one hour during your lunch break, we’ll host a Q&A session that includes discussion regarding tips for productivity, business progression, social media, upcoming CPD events, etc. Janice Crossfield will be leading this week’s session ‘Tell us about it!’- Have you ever been given a priceless piece of information which has stood you in good stead during your translation/interpreting career?- Can you remember a particular job or situation…

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Working Lunch: Mentoring – experiences, benefits and challenges

20 January @ 1:00 pm

Join NWTN Chair Laurence Bisot and colleagues for an informal chat online via Zoom. For one hour during your lunch break, we'll host a Q&A session that includes discussion regarding tips for productivity, business progression, social media, upcoming CPD events, etc. This week we'll be talking about mentoring – what is it? What forms can it take for business skills, starting up, translation and interpreting? Have you ever been a mentor or a mentee? Would you like to be one?…

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Working Lunch: A spotlight on specialisations and expertise

27 January @ 1:00 pm

Join NWTN Events Team Leader Kate Lo and colleagues for an informal chat online via Zoom. For one hour during your lunch break, we'll host a Q&A session that includes discussion regarding tips for productivity, business progression, social media, upcoming CPD events, etc. This week we’re talking specialisms. Are you highly specialised or have you remained a generalist due to these uncertain times? If you are, how did you build up your specialisms and how long has it taken to…

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February 2021

Working Lunch: Communicating with clients – best practices and pitfalls

3 February @ 1:00 pm

Join NWTN Events Team member Katell and colleagues for an informal chat online via Zoom. For one hour during your lunch break, we'll host a Q&A session that includes discussion regarding tips for productivity, business progression, social media, upcoming CPD events, etc. This week we'll be chatting about communicating with clients. What are your methods for prospecting and quoting for new clients? Have you ever had to deal with odd requests or even angry clients? Do you use templates or…

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Book Chat Chapter V: Non-Fiction

9 February @ 7:30 pm

Calling NWTN bookworms! It's time for Chaper 5 of the NWTN Book Chat, and as the main topic of discussion for this session, we’ve chosen the wide-ranging category of non-fiction. - Do you prefer non-fiction to fiction? If so, why? - Which particular subgenres of non-fiction interest you most? - Do you have a favourite writer in that subgenre? - What is your all-time favourite non-fiction book? The category of non-fiction is obviously a very broad one, so we hope…

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Working Lunch: Time is money – maximising productivity and using time wisely

10 February @ 1:00 pm

This week it's all about time and efficiency. Do you have any handy tricks for increasing productivity or translation speed? Have you learnt how to type faster or do you use speech recognition software? Perhaps you have mastered the art of focusing effectively by arranging your office in a particular way, dividing your time into blocks or simply treating yourself after a highly productive period of work. And since our work is more than just translating or interpreting, what about running our…

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Working Lunch: Social media for translators and interpreters

17 February @ 1:00 pm

This week we're talking about social media. Do you use social media as a marketing tool for your translating/interpreting business? Which are your preferred platforms and why? How do you keep up with the fast pace of certain platforms while running the rest of your business? Do you use different ones for different purposes, such as keeping up with industry news, researching potential clients or simply for keeping in touch with colleagues? Have you ever received work assignments as a…

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Working Lunch: NWTN profile spring clean

24 February @ 1:00 pm

Join NWTN Chair Laurence Bisot and colleagues for an informal chat online via Zoom. For one hour during your lunch break, we'll host a Q&A session that includes discussion regarding tips for productivity, business progression, social media, upcoming CPD events, etc. This week we'll be talking about sprucing up and making the most of our NWTN online profiles. Being a member of the NWTN entitles you to a public profile on our website. Your profile can be found and viewed…

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March 2021

Working Lunch: World Book Day – Celebrating books in translation

3 March @ 1:30 pm

** Please note that this event will now start at 1.30pm ** With World Book Day on Thursday 4 March, we'll be celebrating all things literary this week and talking about books in translation. Do you translate fiction or non-fiction books? If not, have you ever considered it? Perhaps you're intrigued by what it entails? What resources and events are there to support translators wanting to work in book translation? Tell us about your favourite translated books, too!

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