I’ve loved writing copy and content for clients over the past year. So I thought it’s about time I started producing some regular content of my own! Not just to keep you in the loop, but also to showcase the organisations I get to work with and their amazing projects. So here we are with a first monthly news round-up from Rich Bilingual Content…
Writing magazine content for the UK and France
It’s been a busy month – not just for me and my clients, but for the whole of Cornwall, where I’m currently based. From the 11th-13th June, this beautiful county played host to the G7 summit. I was able to contribute in my own modest way, with an article + photo for ECOrnwall magazine, which was finally released this month to coincide with the summit.
Another magazine project is all but published, and I can’t wait to share the outcome with you. Soon I will get to call myself Editor of the very first edition of Gourmet Magazine, which focuses on the world of gastronomy aboard yachts and in private villas in the South of France. Having conducted a final interview and proofread this month, the mag is about to go to press – so watch this space.
Translating websites and software
Websites: everyone’s got one. Not only that, they’re well-written, visually appealing and interactive – which is what makes them so fun to translate! A website translation should be just as enticing as the original.
Sequoiasoft, based in the tech hub of Sophia Antipolis in the South of France, specialise in management and booking solutions for the hospitality industry. This month, they called on me to translate a website, a software interface and a chapter of an online user manual.
Proofreading scientific texts
More often than not, international scientists publish their work in English. While I’m no scientist myself, I am able to advise on readability, spelling and grammar. And I get to learn about some pretty fascinating topics along the way!
Knowmade, another Sophia-based enterprise, provide intellectual property landscape reports to R&D, industry and investment specialists. A regular client, they sent me a record number of documents this month to proofread on their behalf.
I was also able to assist a Barcelona-based research student deliver an urgent academic paper.
Coworking in Newquay
This month I joined the Ho House coworking space in Newquay to boost productivity and help grow my UK network. It’s nice to invest in your own wellbeing: the Ho House is a beautiful space, brought to life by interesting people, cuddly dogs and zen greenery.
Volunteering for people and planet
Having selected one of my photos to be interpreted by a panel of artists, the Art for the Earth project is well underway. This month’s meeting gave us a sneak peek at the artists’ creative processes and early work. I cannot wait to see the final pieces, which will be available for sale in November, all in aid of WWF UK.
Finally, I completed an induction session to volunteer for the Wave Project. The Wave Project uses surfing to help young people improve their emotional and physical wellbeing. This is absolutely something I can relate to, and hopefully I’ll be able to mentor a young surfer very soon.
That’s all from a busy month of June. I hope you’re enjoying the beginning of Summer, wherever you are. See you again next month!