What do you do when your grown-up child returns home and 'takes over' the house?

or arguing about every little thing? or will not appreciate your advice and slams his room door in your face?

Do you feel you have to stay out of his way?

or tip-toe as not to start another un-pleasant conversation?

Do you prefer not to say what you want? Do both of you avoid talking with each other?

These and more will be the subject of the meeting I am having at my home in Haifa on Wednesday 11/12/2013 at 19:00.

I am looking forward to see you, please, let me know that you are coming.


Tami Livneh

tel 0528762832

email: tamiliv@gmail.com


Reporting for the Salary and Rate Survey

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Call for Papers for the Eighth Annual ITA conference FEB 2010

Call for Papers Eighth Conference of the Israel Translators Association (ITA)

Tools and Skills in the Information Age

8-10 February 2010

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Jerusalem

The annual ITA conference is an international meeting of translators, interpreters, localizers, subtitlers, editors, researchers, translation company owners, project managers and related professionals. The ITA promotes the profession by encouraging information exchange, fostering research and providing opportunities to enhance professionalism.

We invite you to share the work you do and your unique expertise with us. Catering to veterans and beginners alike, the conference program this year focuses on the tools and skills essential in today's information and communications age. We welcome your proposal for topics that will help participants learn more about the profession and how to manage their work, boost their productivity and... yes, even find jobs.

Proposals in any of the following formats are welcome:

  • Preconference workshop - up to three hours
  • Presentation - up to 40 minutes (30-minute lecture and 10 minutes for questions)
  • Panel discussion - similar to a television news panel, in a panel discussion a moderator helps panelists who represent diverse points of view develop a dialog (up to 60 minutes + 15 minutes for Q&As)

The conference grows from year to year, and over 400 participants are expected in 2010. It runs for two and a half days and is designed to have broad range appeal. The ITA conference provides excellent value for money, and is the best source of information and training. Don't miss it!

To submit a short abstract and bio, including full contact details, click here.

Please note:

  • Only abstracts submitted via this link will be accepted
  • Abstracts longer than 250 words and bios longer than 100 words will not be accepted!
  • The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 15, 2009
  • The Organizing Committee will notify you if your proposal is accepted by November 20, 2009

For additional information about the call for papers, send an email to ]]>.

We look forward to seeing you among the presenters at the conference.

The Organizing Committee


Contracts Do's and Dont's & Useful Apps for Freelancers

Two Links Freelancers Should Find Helpful Freelance Contracts: Do’s And Don’ts, Smashing Magazine - Time Frame- Delivery Details - The Financials - Revisions And Alterations - The Fine Print And Bottom Line

Essential Web Apps for Freelancers, WebAppStorm - Invoicing and Time Tracking - Financial/Accounting - Project/Task Management - FIle Management - CRM - Phone - Resume/Portfolio


New MATI course in Haifa on Setting Up and Running a Business

MATI  Haifa (Business Development Center), in conjunction with Nefesh B'Nefesh is pleased to announce the opening of a new course onSetting Up and Running a Business

A  course in small business establishment and management for prospective and current owners. The course, conducted in English, provides tools to help you run your business successfully, improve your management skills and gain a better understanding of local economic and commercial conditions.

Topics of study include:

·       The business environment in Israel

·       First steps in setting up a business

·       Financial management

·       Marketing and Sales

·       Working with your bank

·       Tax authorities and more

The cost of the entire course is 960 NIS for Olim who have been in Israel over 10 years and 250 NIS for those who made Aliyah up to 10 years ago. This highly subsidized rate for new Olim is made possible by the Ministry Of Immigrant Absorption and the Israel Small and Medium Business Authority .

Academic coordinator: Judy Feierstein, CEO of Transitions and Resources, www.maavarim.biz

The course will be held on Monday evenings from 17:00 - 20:00 beginning October 19th and will continue for 13 consecutive weeks.

Advance registration is a must !

The course will take place at MATI Haifa-  35 Hameginim St. 1st floor. To register, please email Iris Blonder at: ]]> Or phone 1-800-33-44-77 ext. 1.


Log right now & participate in the Second International Jewish Bloggers Convention

Join now & participate in the live webcast of the Second International Jewish Bloggers Convention, hosted by Nefesh B'Nefesh on Sunday, September 13, 2009. To access the live webcast, please visit www.nbn.org.il/blogger at 5:00 pm Israel time (10:00am EST). If you also want to join the chat room, contact the conference sponsor:Please feel free to contact Benzi Kluwgant if you have any questions. Benzi KluwgantMarketing & Communications Manager Tel: +972-2-659-5810 Fax: +972-2-659-5701 Cell: +972-54-238-7726 E-Mail: ]]> www.nbn.org.il

Salary Survey Results Posted

The results of the Salaried Rate Surveys taken July 1-15 have been posted (login and access rights required). The report for Salaried Technical/Marcom Writers consists of 18 pages of detailed breakdowns. The Freelance Rate reports were posted 2-3 weeks ago. The report for Freelance Technical/Marcom Writers consists of 11 pages of detailed breakdowns. The report for Freelance Copy Editors consists of 9 pages of breakdowns. Participation in the surveys increased, especially among Salaried Technical/Marcom Writers.

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