Are you a translator living with cancer? Or have you had to deal with it in the past? Charlotte Collins (Translators Association [TA] Co-Chair) and fellow translators will be hosting an informal ‘tea and talk’ at the Society of Authors.
Tea, coffee and cake will be available through the afternoon. TA Secretary Catherine Fuller will also drop in to chat and answer any professional queries you may have around translation and health.
"Naturally, a cancer diagnosis and treatment are difficult and traumatic experiences for anyone. Self-employment adds another layer of difficulty, especially if you work in isolation. You may be wary of telling anyone about your health issues, for fear of losing work. As a result, we may not know that colleagues are going through, or have been through, something similar. This makes it hard to build a support network, or know where to turn for advice.
"If you're a translator who, like us, has experience of cancer, we very much hope you’ll come, so we can support each other, share stories and useful information – or simply chat and have a pleasant afternoon together!"
It's free – email your interest
It’s free to come along but please email Catherine Fuller in advance if you are hoping drop by so we have an idea of numbers.