Past Conference
 
 

ProZ.com 2015 international conference - Rotterdam, Netherlands

Supporting each other, learning from each other


312 colleagues from 51 countries have registered
Organizer:

View bios entered by members for this conference

Conference program

Work-life balance during illness: a freelance perspective

Date and time: 13:30-14:30, Sunday, 14 June, 2015
NOTE: This session has already been held

Room: Panorama East

Description:
Professionals in all walks of life struggle with balancing business, pleasure and the pressures of modern society, but that balance is even harder to achieve during illness. Many countries offer a safety network for employees, guaranteeing some form of income. Freelancers and small business owners face a very different situation, and private disability insurance is prohibitively expensive for some.

If and when you fall ill, how do you communicate that fact to your customers and your colleagues, both in person and online? How do you restructure your work and private life to accommodate illness? How do those communication tactics and coping strategies change in the event of a very severe illness or a long-term chronic condition?

Joy and Ellen will discuss the impact of short-term and long-term illness on working relationships in the context of freelance translation. Joy has been managing a chronic pain disorder for almost six years, and Ellen spent one whole summer coloured a lovely shade of yellow until her gall bladder was beheaded.
Language: English


Speakers:
Ellen Singer (Netherlands)

Bio: ● Ellen Singer is a freelance translator with nearly twenty years of experience as a full time translator and project manager. She owns a small technical translation agency with her husband that focuses on quality. Ellen has been working with CAT tools since the 1990s, has enjoyed the improvements over time, but dislikes the constraints imposed by some current developments. She loves challenges and knowledge and enjoys cooperating with others.
Her belief is that mathematics and technology are languages that can be mastered!


ProZ.com member: Ellen Singer

Joy Phillips (Netherlands)

Bio: Joy Phillips is a freelance translator and author's editor working from Dutch to English, offering 18 years of experience in translation and editing in climate & environment, IT, technology & innovation, and creative design. An inveterate bookaholic and irrepressible extrovert, she is fascinated by language, food, coffee & speculative fiction.

Web site: http://ultramegajoy.nl
ProZ.com member: Joy Phillips


Session Participants


You must register for this conference to participate in sessions

27 people have registered for this session
Registered for conference Jean-Philippe Buchkremer Registered for conference Edwin den Boer Registered for conference Christian Schneider
Registered for conference Ivana Kahle Registered for conference mutarjem Registered for conference Stephanie Wloch
Registered for conference AllisonK Registered for conference Bob Scott Registered for conference Johannes Mueller
Registered for conference Paula Suárez Ferradáns Registered for conference Marga Demmers (X) Registered for conference Danae_P
Registered for conference Paula Dana Szabados Registered for conference Lucy Jansen Registered for conference Fernanda Carrascosa
Registered for conference fmalaise Registered for conference Regina Freitag Registered for conference Fernanda Rocha
Registered for conference Inés Meirelles Registered for conference Karen Govaerts Registered for conference imane stanton
Registered for conference Alexandra de Vries Registered for conference Dominique Broady Registered for conference Michal Glowacki
Registered for conference Mieke Tulp Registered for conference Joy Phillips Registered for conference anamaria bulgariu





Your current localization setting

English

Select a language

All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search