About Jane Eggers

German to English translator specialising in IT texts and personal branding.

How nine random words became a rock song

By |2020-03-31T12:18:55+02:0030. March 2020|Categories: Behind the Scenes, Creativity, FAWM, Poems/lyrics|

Now that we’re all in the middle of the corona lockdown, February seems a long time ago. But just a few weeks ago, thousands of musicians from around the world were coming to the end of the creative frenzy known as FAWM (February Album-Writing Month). I’ve been taking part in FAWM since 2011, and have written [...]

Behind the Scenes of a Translation Project

By |2019-06-09T23:03:59+02:0009. June 2019|Categories: Behind the Scenes|

I thought it would be interesting to go a little bit behind the scenes and talk about how I work on a translation, using the example of one of my current projects, the journaling handbook, “WortWerk”, by Gabriele Andler. Of course it starts with a client making contact; in this case Gabriele sends me a mail. [...]

FAWM – February Album-Writing Month

By |2019-01-29T09:19:25+01:0029. January 2019|Categories: Creativity|

Only three more days and it'll be February! And what does that mean? For me it means a month of creative frenzy, being swept along in a wave of song-writing fun along with like-minded enthusiasts from all around the world. Or in other words, FAWM! FAWM stands for February Album-Writing Month. It's an online challenge where [...]

Networking Tips for Introverts (and Others)

By |2019-01-28T14:00:52+01:0026. January 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

My name's Jane and I'm an introvert! I don't always enjoy being in big groups of new people, but that's not the only way to network. Here are some of my thoughts on the matter: 1. Network in a way that suits you There’s no need to go to big networking events if you don't feel [...]

What-to-Say Wednesday: Expressing Your Opinion

By |2018-05-21T18:03:45+02:0006. December 2017|Categories: What-to-Say Wednesday|

Today's What-to-Say Wednesday again, and this week is all about expressing your opinion. Here are eight example sentences: - I tend to go for more muted colours - If you ask me, you should go with your gut feeling - In my view, they should do more to publicise the event - I reckon they should [...]

What-to-Say Wednesday: What to Say When You’re Sure

By |2018-05-21T18:02:30+02:0016. November 2017|Categories: What-to-Say Wednesday|

As some of you may know I have a regular feature on my Facebook page called "What-to-Say Wednesday". Every Wednesday I share a graphic with eight different phrases you can use in a particular situation. The idea is to give you some options so you can vary what you say. And this week  it's all about [...]

Freeze Mob in Mannheim

By |2017-10-03T10:05:35+02:0002. October 2017|Categories: Networking, Visibility|

  On Saturday it was International Translation Day, which has now been officially recognised by the UN. Our local Heidelberg/Mannheim branch of the BDÜ (German Translators' and Interpreters' Association) has a history of coming up with fun ideas to raise awareness of our profession, and this year was no exception. To celebrate [...]