Translate to Cure will be attending the Regional Proz.com event in Madrid on December 14, 2013 (Proz.com is the largest business-related translation social networking site). The title of the conference is “Reinventarse en tiempos revueltos” [reinvent oneself in turbulent times] (not to be confused with “Amar en tiempos revueltos”, a cheesey Spanish soap opera), which will most likely be useful for all attendees as the current economic crisis is far-reaching and aggressive.
Freelancers are especially vulnerable and need to constantly look for ways to diversify their services, create lasting relationships with their clients based on trust, and provide added-value even before it is asked for. These events are always great for networking, for meeting other industry professionals, for learning new skills and for finding out about new technology, trends and tendencies in the world of language services.
And, two trips to Madrid in a short period of time is, well, great! Small town, coastal living is great, but big cities are exciting, dynamic and full of energy. I will be sure to post about my experience at the event, hopefully with new ideas, new skills and new friends!