Speaking Of: Motherhood & Freelancing
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 10:00 (Central European Time)
In this session, the speakers will exchange their views and experiences as freelancing mothers. They will explore different approaches and try to find answers to questions such as “How does being a freelancer with kids compare to being a freelancer with no children?” and “How does being a freelancer compare to being employed when you have children?”
They will share strategies and tips, worries and bliss. Why? Because both feel it is a topic that deserves more attention, more of an open dialog among peers and with clients.
Why are they only talking about motherhood? Well, because they are mothers. If you are a father or have taken on any other parenting/guardian role and want to join them for their discussion, feel free to leave a comment during the Live and they will invite you on screen.
Based in Germany, Claudia is a multilingual professional with two target languages (EN + IT) and four source languages (DE,FR,IT,EN) and a solid academic background in linguistics and intercultural communication. She works as a proofreader for ESL academic writers and as a translator in several, non-technical fields, especially food, health, and marketing.
Freelancer since 2009 and mom since 2016, Claudia has recently rebranded as Slow Translation, targeting clients who value quality and understand that time is a crucial factor for the production of excellent results.
The challenges of combining motherhood with a freelance career have played an important role in helping her find this new direction. She strongly believes that manageable deadlines are key for her professional and personal satisfaction.
In December 2019 she won Proz.com’s translation contest with one of her slow translations!
Tanya Quintieri is a translator (EN<>DE) and web designer, as well as the CPD Coordinator at the Translation Mastermind. She started freelancing as a translator in 2002 alongside her career in HR and Marketing in the IT industry and went full-time freelance in 2009. She is all about international corporate communications, has organized several events on different scales for language professionals and has trained countless translators in workshops, webinars, and online courses. In 2017, the ProZ.com community named her Mentor of the Year.
Today she lives in the Czech Republic and offers her clients multilingual content & web design. The mother of three is passionate about traveling, haute cuisine, sustainability, and digitization. But also about knowledge transfer and peer support.