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.”
It is always exciting to look at blog statistics and see which were the most popular posts of the year. So, I cannot celebrate the end of 2016 without sharing my top blog posts, pages, and other links. Whether you missed them, are new to the blog, or just want to review, here they are:
Terminology – Blog posts:
My Smart Terms 5: The Semantic Triangle: Words don’t mean, people mean: This is an all-time favorite and points out to the importance of learning about one of the basic objects of study of Terminology.
Who is Who in Terminology: Ferdinand de Saussure. Needless to say, we have a lot of owe to Monsieur de Saussure!
My Smart Terms 4: The onomasiological and semasiological approaches: My blog’s goal is to explain Terminology in easy terms and topics like this which, at first look, might seem complicated, is not complicated at all.
Writing your terminology project goals: This series of posts on terminology project management is still pending completion. I hope to finish the series next year. The idea came after taking TermNet’s certification in which Gabriele Sauberer, its Director, pointed out the importance of learning about project management, especially if you plan to get involved in large Terminology projects.
The terminologist’s job description: I recently mentioned during my presentation at the EAFT conference that people are eager to learn what terminologists do and where they can get training. Well, this is a clear indication that we are on the right track to raising awareness about Terminology.
Terminology – Blog pages:
IMOT Basic Course on Terminology for Beginner’s and Beyond. Happy to see that the basic course is being used. It gathers all IMOT posts on the basic of terminology. Hope to see it grow next year.
Terminology extraction tools: Everybody wants to know about extraction tools. So here they are.
Terminology 101. A section that complements the Basic Course. Not to be missed!
Readings in Terminology. Hope to update this page next year, a place to find some good readings, whether you are a beginner or not.
Blogs on Terminology. Woot hoot! Terminology rocks! There is a reason why TermCoord’s blog, Maria Pia’s Wordlo, and Licia Corbolante’s Terminologia etc, and IMOT remained this year in the top lists of babla’s language lovers contest: We all share the Terminology love!
Terminology – Other:
IMOT’s Delicious links on terminology: If you haven’t done it yet, take a look at the links on Terminology I share in the Delicious page.
IMOT goes to Padlet. Padlet is a great platform to share articles and other resources on Terminology. If you haven’t done so, take a look and share your favorite Terminology links!
Terminology goes to Telegram. I was so happy when I learned that Besharat was teaching students about the building blocks of Terminology via Telegram. I fully recommend that you download this app and subscribe to her channel.
This year is almost over and I am sure many of you are now busy trying to get work done and attending parties with colleagues, family, and friends. It was a busy year, filled with great and unforgettable moments. It was another great year for Terminology. And it was all thanks to you.
Thank you for your support and I hope that next year will be as productive as this one. In My Own Terms reached a total of 73,656 views and an average of five posts were published monthly. Without your support and interest, this blog would probably not exist.
I look forward to all the celebrations but I am also looking forward to see what’s coming next for the blog and can´t wait to start writing the first posts for 2017.
So, stay tuned, enjoy the holidays, and don’t forget to share the Terminology love!
Telegram Messenger (https://telegram.org/faq_channels) is a cloud-based instant messaging service and I recently learned about two channels that will probably interest you.
The first one is the channel of IULATerm of the Institut Universitari de Lingüística Aplicada (IULA) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). The first telegram was sent on September 15 and, since then, telegrams have included profiles and quotes from distinguished terminologists and other terminology-related news.
The second channel is a non-profit, freelance Research Gate project (Terminology Science Promotion). It is called teleTermino and it was created by terminologist Besharat Fathi on August 5th. (You can read her bio below.) Besharat is originally from Iran and she realized that linguists from her country had difficulties connecting to social media, so she came up with the idea of this channel as a way to give them easy access to information on terminology. Read More
I don’t think I can thank the University of Lancaster and Future Learn enough for this online course which I took last year. You might have noticed that I have published a few blog posts about AntConc and other tools. Well, this is your chance to enroll in the best course on corpus analysis that you can find. And of course, is free. Class will start on September 26, but you may enroll at any time.
As it turns out, I will be giving an informal presentation on the use of AntConc and other tools to my translation colleagues this week, so, as you can see, I have made ample use of the things I learned. And I would take it again this year if it wasn’t for other work commitments, but I invite you to give it a try. You can go at your own pace so you can do this even after the course deadline is due. The instructors are the best in the field. What else can you ask for? Enjoy!
Summer is here and everything slows down, even a blog like IMOT that so far has been trying to publish at least once weekly. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I don’t. I know many of you will be slowing down too, so I don’t want to overwhelm you with post after post, and I also need a vacation, even if I´m not going out on a vacation.
So the following posts will be easy-going. I am preparing the highlights of each of the four free webinars on terminology management that SDL Trados organized. There was a lot of good information so I will make a summary of each. You can also view the videos, but if you are too into vacation mode and don´t feel like watching, I will give you the highlights and you will decide if it´s something you´d like to learn about now or later. I will tag them under “videos”, so that you can visit any time you feel like doing it.
Every week starting tomorrow I will post one summary. After that, another review of the course I previously promoted here by the University of New York, which is currently half-way. This is an expensive course but from a prestigious university. What will the final verdict be? Will terminology prevail? Stay tuned!
So, sit back and relax, or, as the image says, go crazy and enjoy your summer!
By the way, thanks to the new subscribers and welcome to the world of terminology. If you want to catch up, visit my recent online course on terminology, which provides most of the highlights of this blog.