Most translators and interpreters are operating as sole traders and small businesses in Australia. Therefore it is important for us to have a wide range of skill set to meet the service requirement of our clients. It is usually expensive to take time off to attend a course and no many of us can afford. Given the new NAATI recertification system that has kicked in, it is therefore even more important that we share our skills with our peers, in formal and informal settings.
Many Chinese people are brought up in a tradition of being humble and only share your ideas and thoughts when you think you have something worthwhile to say, that usually equates to when you have become an expert in that field. But we think we can share our skills or even mistakes while we are still learning, so others can learn with us too.
Below is a series of video recordings we are sharing with our colleagues. They are useful tools for translators in their day-to-day operation.