Keeping busy

keepcalmTime flies when you are busy or having fun, right? Well, for me at least this year is running so fast that I could really use some 48-hour days sometimes!

Proof is the first seven months of the year have been amazingly productive. Two weeks ago I celebrated the conclusion of my Text Revision and Editing course at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Lisbon. So I am now feeling more prepared than ever for all the revision work I often have in hands, and more aware of the small details that make the Portuguese language a beauty! Count me in for the “four-eye principle”!

As also planned since last December, I recently joined the TermNet International Terminology Summer School in Germany, so I spent the second week of July in my lovely second hometown: Cologne. I can tell you: I had a great time!

One of the most interesting items in a summer school program always has to be the “happy hours activities” after classes. As Prof. Klaus Dirk-Schmitz likes to keep every detail under control, he managed to join us in some nice terraces in the Südstadt to enjoy a cold Kölsch at the end of the day, so that we could properly digest all the rich information we had just been presented. Time to socialize and get to know better some of the other incredibly nice participants from all over the world. Have a look at my DIY movie!

TSS_logoAs to the extensive and intensive program, it was absolutely worth the effort! Five days of interesting sessions, varying from the basics of terminology to ISO standards, all the way through terminology software, bespoken solutions and hands-on cases and presentations. I will come back to the contents later in another post.

This training is supposed to prepare the participants for the exam as ECQA Certified Terminology Manager, which I will be taking in September. One more rod for my own back, I guess… 🙂

In the meanwhile I still managed to pay my dear friends at TermCoord in Luxembourg a visit, where I had the pleasure to avidly hear Mr. Rodolfo Maslias and his team discussing issues about terminology, new resources and new platforms. I thank you so much for the time and attention you dedicated to me, specially Mr. Maslias and Maria Pia Montoro. 😉

For now, I will take the opportunity to focus again on my translation jobs that always keep my calendar alive! I wonder if I will have time to get some sun at the beach nearby…

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SO WHAT’S NEXT?

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A new calendar is now hanging on our wall. 2014 was rich in exciting projects and good prospects for the future. We have kept our loyal client portfolio, gained some new nice clients, updated valuable tools, streamlined a great deal of out terminology resources, and so many other interesting tasks. It was also the year where we finally harmonized our social media and started rationalizing our work practices with this blog.

For 2015, three major events are on our mind:

– TERMNET International Terminology Summer School,

– Possible certification as a ECQA Certified Terminology Manager,

– Translating Europe Forum, in Brussels,

… and everything else that might seem interesting to help us fulfill and keep our quality concept.

We would like to thank all our clients who believed in our approach so far. With our enthusiasm and dedication, we hope we keep deserving your preference in the times to come!

All the best for good health, success, safe trips and happy moments in 2015!

FELIZ ANO NOVO! HAPPY NEW YEAR! FROHES NEUES JAHR!

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