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June 2021

Working Lunch: Marketing Yourself as a Translator or Interpreter

2 June @ 1:00 pm

Join NWTN Communications Officer, Marjolein Thickett 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 looking at how to start marketing yourself as a freelancer. Who is your audience?Which channels should you use?What steps can you take to make yourself visible to your ideal clients?

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Working Lunch: Pricing and Negotiation Tactics

9 June @ 1:00 pm

Join NWTN Chairperson 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 it's all about pricing and negotiation tactics. How do you price jobs? Do you differentiate between per word and per hour depending on the type of job?Do you charge a minimum fee, weekend tariff, or rush job…

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NWTN AGM 2021

15 June @ 7:30 pm

NWTN Members are invited to attend this year’s NWTN Annual General Meeting on 15 June 2021. As the situation is still uncertain as to how and when we can meet in person, this meeting will be hosted fully on Zoom like last year, so everyone can attend from the comfort of their own home! You can find joining instructions at the bottom of this page. It has been a strange year for all, sometimes difficult, but our Network has also achieved…

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Working Lunch: Revision Techniques

16 June @ 1:00 pm

Join NWTN Member Katell Sevellec 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 it's all about revision techniques. Which techniques do you use? What do you find the most effective? Does the technique you choose depend on the type of text you're working on?

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Working Lunch: The changing dynamics of the freelancer-agency relationship

23 June @ 1:00 pm

Join NWTN 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 NWTN Member Hilary Wilson will be leading discussion on the changing dynamics of the freelancer-agency relationship over the last 10+ years.

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Working Lunch: Bad habits and how to break them

30 June @ 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.** Please note that this is the last Wednesday session for a few weeks. We will be moving to Thursday 4 pm in July to give more people a chance to get involved who may not otherwise be…

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July 2021

Teatime Thursday: Pricing and Negotiation Tactics – part 2

8 July @ 4:00 pm

Since it was such a popular topic back in June, this week it's all about pricing and negotiation tactics once more. How do you price jobs? Do you differentiate between per word and per hour depending on the type of job?Do you charge a minimum fee, weekend tariff, or rush job fee?How do you respond when a client is solely focussed on price?Do you use any particular negotiation tactics to seal the deal?

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NWTN Coworking – The Return!

13 July @ 10:00 am
Oppidan Social, 23 Edge Street
Manchester, M4 1HW United Kingdom
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Come and join Laurence Bisot and Kate Lo for a mini coworking session at Oppidan Social (formerly Ziferblat) on Edge Street in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. The concept is simple - you pay for the time you spend in the space, everything else is free - so you can help yourself to food, snacks, drinks, etc. NWTN members benefit from a reduced rate of 6p per minute when we run these sessions (capped after 4 hours at a lower rate…

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Teatime Thursday: Revision Clubs

15 July @ 4:00 pm

This week it's all about revision clubs: how do they work? How do you start one? What are the benefits? Come and share your own experience of revision clubs and groups, or learn from other to find out if it is for you!

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Book Chat Chapter VII

15 July @ 7:30 pm

Isn’t it wonderful that all our favourite bookshops are now open again! So, if you’ve had a good browse recently and discovered some great reading matter, then come and tell us about it!Bookchat Chapter 7 will be held on Zoom at 7.30 pm on Thursday 15 July.The main topic for discussion this time will be that classic novel we just could not get to the end of or that critically acclaimed book which proved a great disappointment.Our desert island castaway…

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