Lucy Brooks is a German, French and Spanish to English translator with 20 years’ translation experience.
She was one of the first translators to attain the prestigious Chartered Linguist (Translator) status in the UK, and recently started a company called eCPD Webinars to facilitate online training for translators and other linguists.
If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’m a big fan. I’ve attended several of their webinars* over the past couple of months, including ones on specialising in pharmaceutical translation and specialising in medical translation.
So last week I spoke to Lucy about her career as a translator, the importance of continuous professional development (CPD) and how she came to start her new company. We even conducted the interview in webinar format so you can see for yourself how it works. Have a look (and a listen) and let me know what you think:
(You’ll have to excuse the poor quality sound on my side – a good demonstration of the difference an external microphone (or lack of one) can make. I dialled in from a meeting room in Betahaus Berlin where I’m working for a couple of weeks.)
Have you ever attended an online seminar / webinar? What did you think? What kind of training would help you become a better professional?
* Disclosure: I’ve also participated as a speaker on a couple of webinars, including one coming up on 24 March (plug, plug!) called Building a Website: The Basics, aimed at beginners to website design. Interested? Join the mailing list to hear when registrations open, or keep an eye on the event page on the eCPD website.