Media & Press

Conferences, guest posts, articles & podcasts

Outside of my translation and editing work I write articles and give talks at conferences. Both for the translation and chemical industries. If you’d like to interview me on all things translation, international marketing or business, book me as a speaker, or to write an article, you can get in touch here. Here’s a selection of what I’ve been up to recently.

Freelance Insights interview - November 2020

Susie Jackson interviewed me for her Freelance Insights series. Susie asks small business owners from a range of industries the same questions on their work and lifestyle and her website offers lots of useful tips for running a freelance business.

Click here to read the full interview

Upcoming Events

BP Conference 2020: 21-24 April 2020

Sarah Silva session card for Business + Practice 2020

This year’s BP (Business + Practice) conference for the translation community is going virtual. We can’t meet in person, but you can sit back in the comfort of your own home or garden and discover ways to grow your business, improve your skills, and network with colleagues online. See you on Friday, 24 April, for my session on effective follow-up.

BP Conference 2020: 21-24 April 2020

Talks at Translation Conferences

  • BP (Business + Practice) Translation Conference in Bologna, May 2019
    Talk: A Killer Marketing Strategy to Win Your Dream Clients

(BP19 07) Sarah Silva Dream clients (clip)
Recorded at BP19 Translation Conference in Bologna.
Full video available as part of BP Video Library for freelance translators:

  • TED-style talk at the ITI (Institute of Translation and Interpreting) conference, Cardiff, 2017
    Talk: Uncork Your Potential
Hands painted in German and English flags joined together to make a heart

Interview in Farbe und Lack, specialist journal for the paints and coatings industry (in German): Handel mit England: Zwischen den Zeilen
Published in print November 2018 and online

Interview with Jamie Veitch on the Business Live radio show, broadcast on Sheffield Live

We talk about:

  • whether machine translation is disrupting the translation industry,
    international perceptions of the UK market,
  • useful tips if you need translation, how to go about it and what to look for,
  • international business and differing approaches to communication in different cultures,
  • the impact of Brexit,
  • International Translation Day,
  • advice for developing a career or business as a translator

Sarah Silva presenting at a podium at Chemspec Europe

Chemspec, 33rd International Fine and Speciality Chemicals Exhibition

Cologne, June 2018
Talk: Translating your message for international markets. Innovative products need innovative marketing.

Articles for the European Coatings Journal as contributing editor:

Article entitled “A protected market” printed in the European Coatings Journal
A selection of guest articles and magazines

Articles for the translation industry

Want me to speak at your event?

If you’d like to book me as a speaker at your event or to run a workshop, please get in touch.

I can also run online sessions on international marketing, business English, and translation topics, all tailored to your specific requirements.

People sitting around a table at a marketing workshop