Back to school

New projects, new beginnings

When I was a kid, I hated September. It meant that the summer was over and that school was about to start again*. When I was doing my BA, September meant exams, so it wasn’t pleasant either. Then, when I moved to London, September somehow became the month of new beginnings and possibilities. This September I’m going back to school, but with a positive spirit. Here’s what’s going on.

Back to School: new projects, new beginnings

A NEW COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

Next Monday I will be launching a brand new newsletter called Perk it UP. It will be a growth journey for freelancers, entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to take their business to the next level through marketing.

Every Monday from 4th September 2017 to 1st January 2018 subscribers will receive an email with a brief introduction to the weekly topic and an activity to carry out during the week. They will have access to a secret Facebook group where we will exchange our ideas, suggestions and thoughts and share the results that we achieve. We’re all going back to school together.

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A NEW JOB

At the end of September I will go back to school as a seasonal lecturer at London South Bank University. I am excited and terrified at the same time, but I know that I’ll have all the support I could possibly need. My focus will be on small businesses, entrepreneurship, and innovation. A new piece of the puzzle that is my professional path.

If you teach and have suggestions for a first-timer, please share in a comment!

A TRIP ALONG THE WEST COAST

In five days I’m leaving for my graduation trip. This is something of a tradition I have: after graduating, I reward myself with a trip. For my BA, I went to Ibiza; for my PG Dip, I went to Elba; for my MA, I went to New York. This time for my MSc, I will be travelling from Vancouver to San Francisco, stopping in Seattle and Portland on the way down.

I will share my highlights from the trip on Instagram, so keep an eye on my profile to join me and follow me around.

Are you from the area? Do you have a favourite restaurant, spot or attraction in one of these four cities? Let me know in a comment!

NEW EVENTS

Ok, technically these are in October, but I just wanted to give you a heads up. I will be giving two seminars at this year’s Language Show Live. One will be a collab with the oh-so-amazing Jaquelina from Translator in London, and we will talk about professionalism and professional growth in the translation industry. The other seminar will revolve around personal branding for freelancers, the topic of my Master’s dissertation.

Personal branding for freelance translators and interpreters – Saturday 14th October 17.00-17.45 

Top tips to succeed as a professional translator, with Jaquelina Guardamagna – Sunday 15th October 12.30-13.15 

Details on the seminars and the complete programme can be found here.

The Language Show is the biggest European event dedicated to languages. It features an amazing exhibition area, a CPD certified seminar programme and loads of language classes. Fees for the CPD seminar programme start at £10/day, but you can get an exclusive 10% discount on the seminar programme and the language classes by using this link to book your tickets.

What do you have in store for September? Have you already planned it out? Do you feel the wind of change, too? Share your thoughts in a comment!

*In Italy, kids don’t go to school from mid-June to mid-September, as the weather is generally too hot.

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