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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Full Title: BP14 Conference for Freelance Translators (Buda&Pest, Business & Practice)
Short Title: BP14
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Start Date: 01-May-2014 - 03-May-2014
Contact: Csaba Bán
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.budapest14.com
Meeting Description: BP14 is independently organised international conference for freelance translators, focusing on the twin subjects of 'Business' and 'Practice' - easily the best networking event of the year for freelancers.

May 1: ATA certification exam. The Freelancer Box seminar.

May 2: Business aspects of a freelancer's life. Selling your translation services at higher rates, establishing winning relationships with your clients, leveraging social networks to obtain new clients, personal branding, etc. The day will be rounded off with a boat cruise on the Danube.

May 3: Practical insights and workshops: machine translation, medical translation, transcreation, translation travel guides, etc.
Linguistic Subfield: Translation
LL Issue: 24.4666

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