Welcome to the Rich Bilingual Content monthly news round-up. October has already elapsed, and where not so long ago my home county of Cornwall was in the thick of the G7 summit and domestic summer tourism, the streets have now emptied and there’s a chill in the air. Our eyes are now trained north to COP26 in Glasgow, the outcome of which will set the tone for our transition to a low-carbon future… In the meantime, here’s my own small contribution to society in October.
Translating a biotechnology newsletter
Having previously written a conference paper for Toulouse White Biotechnology, I was called in to help translate a significant chunk of their industry newsletter, reporting on biotechnology advances from around the world. While I feel confident with circular economy principles and the role biotechnology has to play, some of the discoveries and inventions mentioned are so cutting-edge that I definitely learned a lot!
This was a joint effort between myself and Holly of Hibbert Translations. It’s always a pleasure to collaborate with friends and former colleagues.
Blogging about hospitality in Cornwall
I’m very excited to take on a new UK client: Jordan Rojano Consulting. Jordan is a true pro of the Cornwall hospitality scene, helping hotels and restaurants grow their businesses as well as bringing weddings and festivals to life with unique catering experiences. Having just launched her new website, Jordan has ordered a batch of blog articles to help drive traffic to her site. Having experienced Cornish hospitality from both sides of the counter, and seen Jordan’s work close up, I feel well placed to write about it.
Ongoing marketing projects for a sustainable surf company
Another month, another advert created for Predn Surf Co in Cornwall Living magazine, using Photoshop. Brand consistency is one of my main objectives for Predn, having helped them draft a mission statement, customer profiles and brand guidelines. While September’s ad was a first for me, with imagery and text oriented towards Predn’s primary customer profile, this time I used the same template and adapted the images and text to appeal to their secondary customer profile. I’m really pleased with the two ads side by side.
Having completed the above, I’ve been working on a plan for their Shopify website, conducting keyword research and mapping out structural changes. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into it now!
Proofreading a flyer for intellectual property services
With the solid-state battery market about to take off, intellectual property specialists Knowmade have produced a flyer to advertise their patent landscape analysis report for solid-state lithium ion batteries with inorganic solid electrolytes. As ever, a quick proofread was all that was needed to ensure their expertise came across in perfect English.
Follow-up article on sustainability in surfing
The second edition of ECOrnwall is out, and while the inaugural edition of this sustainability mag was focused on the G7 summit, the second has been geared towards COP26. I first took to the keyboard to write about the Cornish surf entrepreneurs who offer sustainable alternatives to surfing equipment made using harmful materials. This time I decided to focus on us surfers and a deeper mentality change towards all areas of our practice.
I’m proud to see my feature double in volume and bumped up the reading order compared to the first edition – onwards and upwards!
Photo prints, shoots and exhibitions
Things are definitely hotting up on the photography front. Having produced the first ever framed print of one of my photos with the help of Mojo Framing, at the request of newly opened Castaway Kitchen in Newquay, new commissions are in the pipeline – so watch this space!
I was also asked to photograph a surf retreat for people recovering from cancer treatment, for SeaChange Retreats CIC. Thanks to my volunteer experience with the Wave Project, I’ve witnessed the benefits of surf therapy first-hand, and was delighted to be able to capture that and share in the overwhelming joy of the participants.
Finally, the Art for the Earth project in aid of WWF UK is ready for auction and exhibition, with all artworks now complete. The range of interpretations of my storm photo is breath-taking, and I cannot wait to see them in person next month, in London! You can find out how to bid, attend or donate at artfortheearth.com.