ITI members are always interested to hear about the experiences of other members and to learn from them. And writing a blog for us can help boost your profile too.
Our Student members are keen to learn and one way that they can do this is by reading about other members' experiences. Even if you are still a Student member yourself you may well have knowledge and perspectives that can help and we would love to hear from you.
What topics could you write about?
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Research you have undertaken - insights this has given you, and its broader significance
- Your tips for optimising language learning/study success
- How you got your first foot on the ladder as a translator or interpreter
- Experiences of your first 12 months in the industry - highs and lows and lessons learned
- Benefits of particular types of work experience/internship
- Experiences of being mentored
- Tips for successful job hunting
- Who/what has inspired you at the start of your career
- Experiences of networking
- How you have gone about setting up your business
- Tips for finding good LSPs to work with or for
- A book review - a publication that has made a difference for you
- Overcoming hurdles and obstacles
- Your experiences of attending a major industry event as a newcomer to the sector and how it benefited you
- Experiences of working pro bono / volunteering to gain experience
- How you make social media work for you
- Insights into technology / software that has helped you.
How long should it be?
Articles need to be a minimum of 500 words long. The ideal length is around 800 words.
What else will I need to provide?
Please provide a short bio (approx. 100 words), a good quality portrait headshot, and links to your social media accounts (Twitter / LinkedIn / Facebook) and website if you have them.
Why write for ITI?
Having an article published on the ITI website can help to build your profile, especially if you are just starting out.
- Helps you stand out from the crowd
- Looks good on your CV
- Writing an article counts towards your continuing professional development (CPD) points
- A backlink from a highly regarded website like ITI's to your own will add authority to your website
- Published articles will be featured in the monthly Student Update and on social media
Please submit your article, bio and headshot to [email protected]. If you would like details of topics we are particularly interested in at any one time, or would like to submit a proposal before writing the full article, you can use the same email address. Please note that submitting an article does not guarantee that it will be published.