Associação Portuguesa de Tradutores e Intérpretes, 1st International Conference, Porto, Portugal

A freelance translator needs a CV like a fish needs a bicycle

Is a painstakingly designed CV the right way to land freelance projects?
The speaker will attempt to persuade attendees that a CV is not only totally the wrong tool for the job, but actually harmful.

Michael Farrell is primarily a freelance translator and transcreator. Over the years he has acquired experience in the cultural tourism field and in transcreating advertising copy and press releases, chiefly for the promotion of technology products. Besides this, he is also an untenured lecturer in post-editing, machine translation and computer tools for translators at the International University of Languages and Media (IULM), Milan, Italy, the developer of the terminology search tool IntelliWebSearch, a qualified member of the Italian Association of Translators and Interpreters (AITI) and a member of Mediterranean Editors and Translators.

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