What translators are working on
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A very busy few months! Highlights included a report for a German R&I commission (70k words - almost finished), a website for a Bavarian research and study funding organisation (~45k words), a host of press releases and brochures for a series of trade fairs (5k words).
A very positive start to 2019! Projects in the last month-and-a-bit have included simple explainers of common health issues for an Austrian website (9k), an operating manual for a traction motor (5k), technical risk assessments (6k), a wedding speech for a member of German nobility (!), proofreading and content creation for a French football trivia app, various press releases and articles (total 29k) and several legal documents (22k total). Here's hoping it continues!
The last couple of months have been up and down - some crazy busy spells between some quieter weeks. Significant projects have included: operating handbooks and user manuals for motors and pumps (26k total); a fire safety evaluation for a major development in Bonn (17k); transcreation of content/tourist guides for a major UK hotel chain (12k); an employment contract (4k); two General Works Agreements (5k total) and Christmas social media posts for a German pump manufacturer (2k).
July's work mainly centred around another website translation for an aesthetic/plastic surgeon (21k), but also included translating the GTCs for a translation agency (4k), a couple of privacy policies (5k total) and a handful of corporate press releases (total 4.5k)
In June, I took a week's holiday to Berlin - enjoying both the World Cup fever and meeting up with clients I had previously only communicated with via email. Projects during June included reports on completed construction projects for a large Austrian company (4.5k), a couple of GDPR/data privacy documents (3k) and monolingual proofreading of a set of proposals for scientific studies into disorders of the colon (~40k). The month's main project, soon to be completed, is a website for an aesthetic surgery practice in Baden-Württemburg (32k).
May was a month of diverse and interesting challenges, with projects including: a court judgment in a copyright case (4.5k), articles for a scientific organisation's magazine (2.5k), the report on a study into young people's attitudes towards Europe and the EU (5.5k) and - of course - a whole host of GDPR-related content (total 32k).
April was another good month, my best for a while! Favourite projects included the translation of a highly creative, outside-the-box advertising agency's website, lots of copy for a B2B marketing company, newsletters for a research organisation's finance/accounting department and an abstract/outline of a transatlantic research project.
March was an interesting month! It started being cut off on holiday in Scotland due to the Beast from the East - and then, work-wise, was challenging but ultimately successful. The biggest projects included a lengthy manual for an SAP system; a call for tenders for a vertical storage lift at a satellite integration facility; a variety of documentation and press content for a German pump manufacturer, and a contract for a start-up investment contest. April has been hectic so far - long may the work continue!
February was a busy month! Projects included a series of press releases for a range of companies and organisations (4k total), a group of old Austrian property contracts and land registry records (4.4k), some technical documentation and a structural proof (7k), several articles for a German research organisation's magazine (7k) and module details for the Architecture department at a German university (17k).
January started slowly but ended with a flurry of work! Interesting projects included: details and tender documents for a university alliance mentoring programme (4K), a manual for a new pump (7k), press releases for an Austrian construction firm (2.5k total), a couple of engineering/industry websites (5k total) and a presentation on German Works Council legislation (2k).
A range of projects since my last update: October was spent translating a travel guide to the island of Madeira (48k words), November saw several engineering website translations (total 9k) and a large MTPE project (39k) and December involved a large amount of technical documentation for a German research organisation (15k).
Series of short projects: materials for a meeting of a company's executive board; an interview with a Dutch researcher; an article for a marketing company, and two short texts on internal IT policy.