The Scottish Network of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting

Spring Workshop 2022 | Time Management

Spring Workshop 2022 | Time Management


09:30 - 13:00


Royal Scots Club
29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

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Time management

Are you always short of time? Do essential tasks get left to the last minute or even run over schedule? Do you feel that you use your time efficiently, or have you the feeling that chunks of it get wasted on unimportant or unrewarding activities?

We all have a range of tasks to combine, both in our work life and, especially as freelancers, in juggling our work with our private life. Lydia Marquardt has been investigating and studying this topic in her own 12-year career as a full-time freelancer and, in this workshop, will present both the general background to what constitutes “good” time management and examples of specific time management techniques. Her presentations will include break-out groups to allow us to gather ideas and apply the theory to our own situations.

After the coffee break, a number of ScotNetters will share their experience of working with one or more of these techniques prior to the workshop. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Lydia by email at (cc Lynda Hepburn) to discuss potential exercises to trial. Feedback to the workshop will highlight successes and failures with applying time management techniques.

The workshop will end with further group work to incorporate feedback and insights from both sessions to “refine” your own plans.

To angle her presentation to best suit participants, Lydia invites you to fill in a quick online survey of your needs and questions via this link:


9:30: Foregather (tea/coffee available)
10:00: Workshop Part 1
11:15: Tea/coffee break
11:45: Workshop part 2
1:00 pm: Lunch (optional)


Lydia MarquardtLydia was born and raised in Germany before moving to the UK in 2008. She started working as a freelance translator in 2010, specializing in pharmaceutical market research. As a chronic procrastinator and someone who easily gets excited about too many new projects, time management has always been a personal interest of hers, and she is launching the Freelancing Happiness website in 2022 as a resource for freelancers who feel the same way. She holds an M.A. in Audiovisual Translation Studies, is an AITI and was named Freelance Supplier of the Year 2017 by the Association of Translation Companies.


This workshop will take place at the Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE, about 10-15 minutes walk from Edinburgh Bus Station and Waverley train station.
Lunch will be served within the venue.


ITI Scottish Network members: Free for workshop only/£18 for workshop + lunch
ITI members: £10 for workshop only/£28 for workshop + lunch
Non-ITI members: £20 for workshop only/£38 for workshop + lunch
Students: Free for workshop only/£18 for workshop + lunch
All: £18 for lunch only


Please complete the PDF registration form and return it to the address noted in the form.

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