Translators Without Borders – Seeks Bangla Translators

As you may have seen, Translators without Borders is working with local responders in the Chittagong area of Bangladesh to respond to the Rohingya refugee crisis. Language barriers between newly arrived refugees and emergency responders are making relief efforts very difficult, and there is an urgent need to build capacity to communicate in local languages so that those affected get the assistance they need in a language they understand. Our team is in Cox’s Bazar, and we are working to grow the community (both in-country and remote teams) so that responding organizations have resources from which to draw when reaching out to the Rohingya people in the camps. TWB urgently seeks Bangla translators to join a remote team supporting aid organizations. We also need speakers of Burmese, Rohingya and Chittagong languages. Would it be possible to put the word out to the ITI network, please? People can email crisis@translatorswithoutborders.org to apply.

Plunet Summit 2017! Early Bird Ticket Sales Have Started

On June 1-2, 2017, Plunet will host the first international user conference “Plunet Translation Management Summit” in Berlin. Tickets are available now at a special early bird price of 416.50 € (incl. 19% VAT).

The Plunet Summit provides all users with a platform where they can share knowledge and learn from each other. Summit participants can look forward to a unique program: Exciting talks about efficient business and translation management with Plunet, expert workshops, user reports, discussion rounds, networking opportunities, Plunet certifications for project managers and, last but not least, the legendary Plunet party.

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GALA 2017 Amsterdam Program Announced

GALA 2017 Amsterdam Program Announced
After reviewing a record number of proposals, the GALA 2017 program committee is ready to share the session line-up! We’re pleased to announce the program for GALA’s 9th annual conference, to be held 26-29 March 2017 at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam.

With 5 tracks, 40 sessions, and ample time for peer-to-peer exchange, GALA 2017 is a great way to jump-start your industry learning and engagement.

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AALC Roundtable Online Webinar – Wed 2 Nov, 11am AEST, 12pm AEDT

AALC ROUNDTABLE ONLINE

Webinar

“The Role of the Project Manager and Its Meaning for Different Kinds of LSPs”

 AALC Members can now download the recorded webinar. 
Log in on the side bar, or consider joining the AALC

Date: Wed 2nd Nov, 2016 Time: 11am AEST, 12pm AEDT Cost: Free attendance for all
The AALC ROUNDTABLE ONLINE is a regular AALC signature webinar bringing thought leaders in the language service industry in Australia and New Zealand together to discuss pertinent industry developments and issues.  Discussions will be based on pertinent areas within this topic, which will be familiar to all in the industry:

This roundtable will discuss the key issue of LSP project managers. Topics for discussion can include:

–        LSPs Project Managers – Roles and Responsibilities.  What does the role of the project manager involve for different LSPs?

–        Project Manager’s Key tasks. What kinds of project managers are out there? (production focused vs. all-rounders)

–        Account Managers versus Project Managers versus Business Development, does your company differentiate?

–        What qualities make a good project manager?

–        Recruiting project managers: where do LSPs go and what are looking for in the candidates in terms of training, experience, degrees etc.? Are they more likely to be trained and promoted internally or externally?

Non-members are invited to register, with attendance being free to all for the Roundtable Online.  Members and associate members have free and guaranteed access to all our live webinars, webinar recordings and wide range of other membership benefits, including free AALC events and reduced rates on industry products through the AALC market place.

Please register here to confirm your attendance. Access details for the webinar will be emailed to you once you have registered.

 

If you are not already an AALC member we encourage you to register by going to http://www.aalc.org.nz/register/

 

 

 

Notice of AALC AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the AALC Inc.

The Annual General Meeting of the Australasian Association of Language Companies Inc. will be held in Melbourne on Tuesday 25th October, 2016.  Venue details will be confirmed in due course.

Following the AGM, AALC members are invited to attend a networking dinner with the AALC Board Members.  An invitation will be forwarded to all members shortly.

To register to attend the AGM, please visit the following Eventbrite links:

AALC AGM – 3-5pm, Tues 25th October

Networking Drinks – 5-7pm, Tues 25th October

 

 

 

 

 

AALC Roundtable Online Webinar
Translator Selection and Vendor Management
Tuesday, 9th August at 12:30pm AEST

 

 

AALC ROUNDTABLE ONLINE

Webinar

“Translator Selection and Vendor Management”

 

 

Date: Tuesday 9th August, 2016 Time: 12:30pm AEST Cost: Free attendance for all
 

 

The AALC ROUNDTABLE ONLINE is a regular AALC signature webinar bringing thought leaders in the language service industry in Australia and New Zealand together to discuss pertinent industry developments and issues.  Discussions will be based on pertinent areas within this topic, which will be familiar to all in the industry:

This roundtable will discuss the key issues of translator selection and vendor management. Topics for discussion can include:

Translator Selection

·         What are the key approaches to sourcing, recruiting and screening translators?

·         Free tests vs. paid first jobs

·         Proprietary or customised vendor selection tools, including internally designed tests, reviewing capacity (in-house or outsourced?)

·         Universal recruitment tools, including background and reference checks, professional websites etc.

 

Vendor Management

·         How important is it to stay engaged with your vendors and employees (translators and interpreters)? What vendor management tools are most commonly used by LSPs to maintain good working relationships with translators?

·         Professional Development (PD) seminars for translation company employees and social networking events  for vendors as a way to reach out and stay engaged.

Non-members are invited to register, with attendance being free to all for the Roundtable Online.  Members and associate members have free and guaranteed access to all our live webinars, webinar recordings and wide range of other membership benefits, including free AALC events and reduced rates on industry products through the AALC market place.

Please register here to confirm your attendance. Access details for the webinar will be emailed to you once you have registered.

 

If you are not already an AALC member we encourage you to register by going to http://www.aalc.org.nz/register/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News from Translators without Borders – Mirko Plitt becomes TWB’s Head of Technology

DANBURY, CT USA – 16 June 2016 – Mirko Plitt becomes TWB’s Head of Technology.

Mirko Plitt, one of the foremost serial pioneers in the industrial use of machine translation and other language technologies has joined Translators without Borders (TWB) as Head of Technology.  TWB strives to find innovative technology solutions that can help provide people with vital information in their language. The appointment of Mirko Plitt as TWB Head of Technology will empower TWB to explore how technology can be used to effectively improve communications with people affected by crisis. Mirko’s extensive experience in senior roles in the field of translation and localization will be a great asset to TWB.

For more information, visit the Translators without Borders website.