Planning for the year ahead

Ah January. The month of resolutions, reflection and goal setting.

I thought for a long time about whether or not to publish a blog about this subject this year – after all, it seems like almost every blogger in the world is posting something similar! And I’ve already said quite a bit about setting goals on this blog in the past.

So today, rather than going into detail, I just wanted to post my three key resolutions for 2016 – mainly as a record for myself, but also to inspire you to think about what it is you want to achieve this year.calendar-999172_1280

  1. Develop my specialisms

This year I want to consolidate my expertise in the biotech sector so I can really focus on direct clients in this field. I’ve already signed up for a Udemy course, and I’ll be looking at more CPD opportunities in a few weeks.

  1. Increase my productivity

This involves continuing to “train my Dragon”, but also reviewing the resources I use for translating and my administrative processes to ensure I’m making the best use of my time.

  1. Give back

Giving back to the translation community is something I feel strongly about. It’s why I started this blog, why I’m always happy to take the time to talk to newer translators who get in touch, and why I became a regional representative for the Société Française des Traducteurs. Hopefully over the next year, I can keep finding new ways to give back 🙂


That’s it! Three deceptively simple little resolutions. I’ll spend some time this weekend breaking them down into SMART goals and scheduling specific actions so that hopefully in a few months, I’ll be on track to achieving everything I want to in 2016!


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