Joy Phillips

BP18 Translation Conference speaker Joy Phillips

Court-certified Dutch>English translator, author’s editor and entrepreneur with 21 years of experience in helping fiction writers, researchers, companies, NGOs and government agencies convey their concepts to a broader international audience. Strong focus on climate and environment, IT and telecom, technology and innovation, and creative design; fiercely dedicated to keeping her industry-specific knowledge up to par.

An inveterate bookaholic and irrepressible extrovert who has lived more than half her life over 9000 km from where she was born, Joy is fascinated by language, food, coffee & speculative fiction. Over the past few years, she has invested an improbable amount of time in establishing a small network of trusted colleagues, The Language Collective, to serve her customers better.

Personal challenges in a professional context

BP18 Translation Conference Joy Phillips Personal challenges in a professional context

Freelancing offers more freedom, but also involves more risk and responsibility. Many of us juggle challenging personal factors – acute or chronic illness, ageing parents needing full-time care, major life changes – that frequently place unexpected demands on our ability to cope with our professional obligations. Let’s discuss how to build in redundancy from the start, establish a network of trusted colleagues, and keep our customers satisfied without risking a burnout by living at the edge of our limits for too long.


This session is scheduled for Friday, 20 April 2018.