Bab.la’s contest of Top Professional Language blogs is back! In My Own Terms has placed 5th in the last two years, so let’s see if, with your help, we can keep that position, or at least in the top 10! In those years, IMOT has also ranked in the top list of language lovers.
You can only vote once, but I know that my terminology lovers will be sharing the link with their colleagues, family, and friends! And remember to vote for other terminology blogs: Terminologia etc (Licia Corbolante), Terminosophy (Besharat Fathi), and terminology supporter 20.000 Lenguas (Olga Jeczmyl).
In the Twitterers category don’t forget Marta Prieto, who is in our terminology lovers team! Terminology Online (of Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and WordLo (Maria Pia Montoro) are also on this list. Make sure you also vote for Transgalator (Gala Gil Amat).
You can take turns to vote for a different terminology lover!
Thanks for your support. I will be sending reminders (of course!).
I am honored to present one of the winners of my anniversary raffle of this year. This is Kristyna Kubova from the Czech Republic. I know you will enjoy this short biography as much as I did. I have to say that I also loved her photography blog “Tasting the World”. Thanks Kristyna for letting us know you a little bit more.
My name is Kristyna Kubova and I am from Buchlovice, a pretty Moravian village in the Czech Republic. I have always had an interest in languages, starting with learning English and later on German at the grammar school. When I realized I could make a living from languages and become a translator, I went to the Masaryk University in Brno, where I got Master´s degrees in English Language and Literature and Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in English Language and Literature. I also spent one year as an Erasmus student in Oslo, Norway, where I learnt and fell in love with Norwegian.
After the university, I was freelancing as a translator and an English teacher for a few months. Read More
The International Terminology Summer School (TSS) is the leading and largest international summer school for terminology professionals with about 80 participants from some 40 countries and almost every continent. TSS offers a one-week, practice-oriented training course covering a comprehensive overview of the methods and principles of terminology management. The course is taught by some of the most renowned and prominent terminology experts in the world. Participation in TSS qualifies to obtain the ECQA Certificate for Terminology Managers. All information about TSS is here: http://www.termnet.org/
Read my post on TermNet certification to learn more.
“Alarming: 90% of terminology professionals suffer from their weak position in the organization and from lack of recognition and appreciation of their work!”
This is one of the findings of a recent survey by TermNet. Therefore, they are holding another free webinar to discuss this issue next May 9. So don’t miss this chance to take part in the conversation. Sign up here: Register now. If you can’t attend, register to receive the recording.
I am happy to share with you the first issue of “Connections”, an online magazine edited by Andrew Morris, owner of the Standing Out Mastermind (SOM) Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/somastermind/.
I will be writing short articles about Terminology, a great opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of terminology and reach out to potential terminology lovers!
Feel free to share with your colleagues. CLICK HERE TO VISIT.
Those who know me well know that I’m willing to give everything a try, at least once. After all, I started this blog three years ago without knowing anything about blogging or social media. During a recent visit to Washington, D.C., Gala Gil Amat showed me how to do a Facebook live as a first test and I loved it. So I’ve been thinking that I could give it a try and occasionally say hi and tell you what I am up to. You can like my IMOT Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/inmyownterms/. You will find that first video by Gala in my page.
I will be doing them from time to time, but if someone else wants to do it too and talk about what they do in Terminology, this could be your chance to do it. Also, I know most of you are on Twitter, but for those who don’t have an account, just wanted to let you know that you are missing out on a lot. I recently started reposting blog posts from my archives and apparently people like it. So feel free to follow me: @patriciambr.
Remember that you can always Contact me. Or if you don’t like forms, shoot me an email directly to email@example.com and let me know what you are thinking.
Have a great weekend!
Just a quick reminder that I will be holding the raffle tomorrow. This year I will be accompanied again by some of my colleagues at the IDB who have agreed to be witnesses of this important event. So stay tuned. Take into account time differences with your country and Washington D.C. (Eastern time), as I plan to do it in the morning. Thanks to everybody who participated. But, yes, you still have time to sign up! Send me an email by the end of the day today to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which book you want, or if you’d rather have a T-shirt. Hurry up!
Check out this free webinar by TermNet on strategies to open up new resources and raise awareness for terminology management. It will take place Wednesday, April 12, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CEST. If you can’t attend, they will record it and send it to registered participants.
Click here to register: http://r.news-termnet.com/2vhmbvgbjqdond.html
Did you miss it? If you are new to my blog, maybe you missed this recent post. If you forgot, you still have time to sign up. The raffle will take place on Friday, April 7. Here is the text of my original post:
Here it is again. Next April 8 is IMOT’s Third Anniversary! I can’t believe how time has gone by so fast! I am starting the raffle today, February 14, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the day to enjoy friendship and love (Terminology love, that is!), and also to give you enough time to send me a message in Contact Me to let me know that you are interested. Please indicate (1) full name, (2) book preference, (3) country of origin and residence.
Just like last year, I have two books, one on Terminology and one on Translation. The Terminology book, as every year, is “Corporate Terminology Management: An approach in theory and practice” by Ariane Großjean, a book that is great for beginners and non-beginners in terminology, and for the translation book this year I have chosen “Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything” by David Bellos, which a colleague recommended a while ago.
Want to read about previous winners? Check out the first-year winner, Asma AIOtaibi from Saudi Arabia, and the second year winners Danae Parmaki, from Greece (Translation book) and Olga Umaña from Colombia (Terminology book) . Send me a message now to have a chance to become one of the third-year winners.
This raffle is made to thank you, my dear readers, for your support during these three exciting years. I think my best compensation, being this a non-profit educational blog, is to hear from those of you who decided to study Terminology thanks to this blog, or who didn’t know anything about Terminology and are learning about it through In My Own Terms. So let’s keep sharing the terminology love!
Feel free to share this message with your colleagues. If you prefer to send me an email directly instead of using the Contact Me form, the email is email@example.com. I will probably do the raffle on Friday, April 7, here at my office with my colleagues as witnesses, so you have plenty of time to send me that email. Shipping costs are on me, of course, regardless of your location.
TermNet is asking us to complete this survey on terminology management to get a feeling about the challenges that terminology managers are facing in their respective organizations. It only takes one minute to complete.
Take the survey here: http://r.news-termnet.com/2vhmazqlbqdond.html
I know many of you have taken the Terminology Manager certification or have studies and/or experience to apply for this. It was shared in social media by world-known terminologist Uwe Muegge, who is now working for this company in sunny Florida. Doesn’t say when the deadline is, so hurry up!
Requisites: “University degree in terminology or translation studies or equivalent work experience. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a terminology management role.”
So, without further ado, here is the link to apply: CLICK HERE.
I also copy here the information on the main objective of this job offer so that you can take a quick look first: “Responsible for developing and managing the terminology process for technical terms used by Arthrex, working closely with content authors and teams across the company. Define and lead the processes to review terms proposed by teams, obtaining necessary subject matter expert input, and ensure that the terms are properly managed within the term database for use across the company. Manage and oversee the work of Language Service Providers to ensure that the specified terms are translated properly and made available for use in other languages throughout the company.”