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

The Handbook

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 event took place in Barcelona last year. 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. 


Thanks to our Members (Elia Full Members and Elia Engage Members), an industry consultant and end clients who edited and submitted their valuable tips and views with their articles, volume II of The Elia Handbook for Smart PMs is now under preparation.

We are happy to share with you its cover and authors:

Section: Listening to the Project Managers’ voice
Robin Sung (1StopAsia, USA), Martina Ljubičić (Ciklopea, Croatia), Dina Kessaniotou (Commit Global, Greece), Marta Milewska (Contrad, Poland), Caroline Lasnier (K International, United Kingdom), Dena Angevin (Language Creations, Poland), Madhu Sundaramurthy (Mayflower, India), Catriona Burns (Sandberg Translation Partners, United Kingdom), Daniel Prontera (SwissGlobal Language Services, Switzerland), Marie-Sophie Petit (Technicis, France), Rachel Barakat (Welocalize, USA)

Section: The end clients’ perspective
Bruno Herman (The Nielsen Company, USA), Gregor Kneitz (Facebook, USA)

Section: The consultant view
Andrew Lawless (Rockant, Ireland)

Section: Project Managers and Freelance Translators working together
Carlos la Orden Tovar (Independent Language Professional, InsideLoc, Italy), Rui Sousa (Professional Translator and Project Manager, Portugal), Roberta Tabolacci (Freelance Translator and Linguistic Consultant, RT Translations, Italy)

Join us in Prague to get your free copy!

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