ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management / 7-8 December 2017

Call for Articles

Call for Articles: The Elia Handbook for Smart PMs

The first edition of The Elia Handbook for Smart PMs was distributed to attendees as a surprise ‘souvenir’ for attending the inaugural ND Focus – Elia’s focus on Project Management. The handbook, which features articles from project managers and independent language professionals as well as end clients, has proven useful in helping attendees to adapt their project management processes and consolidate new skills. 

You can get your wisdom published!

We’re asking you to embrace your inner guru and share your best practice in an article of up to 1,000 words. Here are a few suggested topics: 

  • What makes a great project manager?
  • How can I add value or make myself irreplaceable (vs. software)?
  • Mindfulness for PMs
  • The role of the PM in customer experience
  • Building strong PM teams and passing on your knowledge
  • How to set boundaries and protect yourself

Your article could be a list of great tips or best practice, or an essay-style piece – how you bring your wisdom to life is up to you!

What people have had to say about the first edition of The Elia Handbook for Smart PMs

“I have read all the articles published by my colleagues with genuine interest and have learnt very useful tips from each article. Thanks to them I have enhanced my skills in relationships with clients and providers and in handling projects. It is also reassuring to learn that we all encounter similar troubles; it is a nice reminder that we are all human!”

Sara Di Nisio, Translation Project Manager, K International

“I was thrilled to see my article published in The Elia Handbook for Smart PMs! I got to share some industry tips with colleagues and received some pretty flattering comments. Also, the articles from the linguist’s and the client’s point of view showed me a different and interesting perspective. Looking forward to the second edition of the handbook with tips and tricks from even more industry colleagues. Remember, sharing is caring!”

Effie Salourou, Customer Operations, Commit

How to submit your article

The Call for Articles is open to Elia Full Members and Elia Engage Members.

If you are interested in writing an article, please email despina.nikolaidou@elia-association.org to let us know that you would like to contribute.

Articles should be drafted using the special template, which includes the following:

  • Title (maximum 6 words)
  • Short description to introduce the article (maximum 25 words)
  • Content e.g. full article, checklist, top 10 tips, etc. (maximum 1000 words)
  • Author’s name, position, email, company and photo (300 dpi, aspect ratio 2:3, portrait orientation)

You can download the template here: http://elia-association.org/download/call-for-articles-template/

Submission deadline

Please submit your article to despina.nikolaidou@elia-association.org by Thursday, 31 August 2017.

All submissions will be considered by the Programme Committee and we will confirm back to you by Friday, 15 September 2017.


For queries about The Elia Handbook for Smart PMs, please contact:

Deppy Nikolaidou
Elia Membership and Relationships Manager
Email: despina.nikolaidou@elia-association.org
Tel.: +30 6944 348 437
Skype: d_nikolaidou