The 2022 ITI Northern Ireland Conference took place at Moot Court, Queens University Belfast on Saturday, 26 February. I closed the Conference with my presentation From freelancer to entrepreneur: skills to wow your customers and grow your business which was followed by a lively Q&A and a very engaged audience.
Speakers in the line-up also included:
Valeria Aliperta, Language Consultant Interpreter and Creative Content Creator for the Luxury, Fashion and Design, presented Recalibrating yourself as a translator or interpreter in a pandemic/post-pandemic world.
Sarah Jane Aberásturi, ITIA Certified Legal Translator and Conference Interpreter (AIIC), presented Certified Translations in the UK and Ireland: Requirements, Differences and Practical Examples.
Maha El-Metwally, Remote Interpreting Expert and Consultant Conference Interpreter, presented No-one Left Behind? A closer look at the situation of interpreters in conflict zones, what has been done to help them and what you can do to help.
This full day of professional development provided an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, students, and translators in early career stages, after a challenging 2 years.
The day finished up with a wine reception during which I had the chance to provide some more insights and answers to the attendees’ questions.