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This blog documents my adventures as an entrepreneur, translator and editor. It offers a collection of posts, articles, conference talks, and so on for my own future reference and for you to browse at your leisure. Enjoy!

For starters, here’s a list of recent conference talks:

bp16, Prague

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Paid streaming access to the presentations here!
Leveraging bilingual texts for CAT tools
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Import your own translations from the pre-CAT era into memoQ, find better-quality bilingual texts online and process them for use in future translations, and generate better TMs by focusing on the very best source texts and translations.

ProZ 2015 International Conference, Rotterdam

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Work-life balance during illness: a freelance perspective
A collaborative presentation with Ellen Singer on the impact of short-term and long-term illness on working relationships in freelance practice. Communication strategies for colleagues and clients, layered redundancy in back-up plans, home workplace optimization and more. Now with more spoons.

bp15, Zagreb

Failsafe evolution: quality assurance, from manual exclusion to automated comparison
A collaborative presentation with Ellen Singer about ensuring that the QA skills learned before CAT tools became ubiquitous are integrated into current practice, complementing automated QA programs. The focus: ensuring actual quality that satisfies client needs and meets your own standards.