The Scottish Network of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting

Autumn Workshop 2021 | Polish that Profile

Autumn Workshop 2021 | Polish that Profile


09:30 - 13:00


Zoom Meeting

Event Type


After our successful hybrid summer workshop, ScotNet returns with a virtual event of a different kind. Kate Sotejeff-Wilson will guide us in writing something eye-catching, informative and memorable to represent ourselves online.

Always mean to update your ITI or ScotNet directory entry, LinkedIn or the “about me” section of your website, but never quite get round to it? Feel you need some feedback before you hit “publish”?

Join us to shape up your online profile in a very hands-on morning.

You will get the most out of the workshop if you prepare. If you have a few minutes beforehand, look at some colleagues’ profiles to see what you’d like to change in your own. If you have a bit longer, read this short guide to improving your LinkedIn profile, or watch the webinar (log into MyITI first) on making the most of your ITI directory profile.

You choose whether you want to use each of the two sessions to touch up different profiles, or work in depth on just one profile over both sessions. Either way, on the day, you will get invaluable input from colleagues and dedicated time to write.


9.30am – Foregather The meeting will open from 9.30 to allow participants to catch up virtually in smaller or larger breakout rooms.
10.00am – Polish that Profile I Kate Sotejeff-Wilson: Polish that Profile I

  1. Introduction by Kate: tips on how to get started and setting our writing goals for the first session.
  2. Working in small groups of three – 45 minutes of writing. Kate will circulate to give advice.
  3. 15 minutes of feedback on what you’ve written in the small groups.
11.15am – Refreshment break Break-out rooms available for socialising in smaller groups
11.45am – Polish that Profile II Polish that Profile II

  1. Setting goals for the second session. Writing a sentence stating exactly what you want to achieve in the next hour gives you focus. Put it in the chat, and you make yourself accountable to the group.
  2. New small groups of three for writing. This gives you feedback from two new people on your profile text, either working on the same profile or changing to a different one. As before, 45 minutes to write and 15 minutes for small group feedback.
  3. Final 15 minutes: decide on the next steps. Did you meet your writing goal? Are you ready to publish that profile? Do you first want to send it to someone who saw the first few sentences? When will you do that?
1.00pm – End


Kate Sotejeff-Wilson MITI specialises in research publications for an expert, global, English-speaking audience. She is happiest in the space between languages, or in an intercultural setting. Born in Wales to an English father and a Polish mother, she did her MA in Polish and History at the University of Glasgow. After years in Poland and Germany she moved to Finland in 2012, and is now also a Finn. She loves “midwifing” people’s texts into being.

Collaborating with colleagues is one of her favourite things about working with words. At ITI she is deputy coordinator of the Polish Network and runs the German Network book club. She is also an Advanced Professional Member of the CIEP and vice chair of Nordic Editors and Translators.

In 1999, during archive research for her PhD in London, Warsaw and Berlin, she began working with colleagues to translate or edit their non-native English texts and has loved doing it ever since. In 2019, she trained to facilitate writing retreats with Rowena Murray. It’s transformed her way of working, got her through a pandemic, and helped her get to know the writers of the texts she translates and edits in a completely different way.


Free to ScotNet members and students. All other categories £10 payable to:

ITI Scottish Network
Bank of Scotland
Sort code: 80-02-83
Account: 00298915
Please put your name as reference.


Register via Zoom. ScotNet member registrations and registrations from students’ university email accounts will be approved asap after registration. Registrations by all other categories will be approved when payment has been received. Please look out for your registration approval confirmation email from Zoom, since this will contain your meeting access link. Do not share this link with anyone else as it is personal to you.

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