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Going to take part in Jost Zetzsche's master class on May 20th?

I love my job!
Never thought I'd ever say that, because I was 100% confident that freelancing was the only way for me to live and work. Imagine my surprise when I realised that I can actually work for a company and I can actually love it.

I love what I am doing now. I love inviting new teachers and learning from them. I know, they are normally called trainers at other CPD courses. But I like the word "teacher" much more because teachers show the way, not just deliver information or help to master a new skill.

Today I would like to share my excitement with you. Yes, this is going to be an announcement. But hey, it's my blog and I can share everything I want. :-)

Next Friday, on May 20th, Jost Zetzsche is going to hold a webinar called "Is translation technology really the great equalizer? A look into why and how translation technology is opening up many new possibilities for creative minds".

I feel very priviledged now as I followed Jost on Twitter for years, and I remember how happy I was to hold in interview with him back in 2014 when I just started working with LinguaContact as a freelance blogger and social media manager. We had a great time then. Moreover, Jost promised to Fedor, our CEO, that he would be happy to have a webinar or a course at our translation training school whenever he had a chance. You can listen to the interview here.

So now the time has come. And it will be great. That's why I am inviting YOU, my readers, to take part in the webinar! This is not a free event, but if you are like me you have probably listened to 100,000 free webinars and you know how little useful info they actually give. And that's logical. So this is a paid event, but it will be worth every penny.

You can learn more on the English version of the webinar webpage. And if you have any questions, please use "Contact me" page of this blog. I will be happy to help, as usual.

See you on May 20th!

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