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Backshoring Localisation Services | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Fri, 22.08.2014
I often find myself having conversations long into the night with a friend, an expat American now permanently based in Australia, in which she insists that if you don’t live in the United States, you...
Abbreviations in Translation  | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 21.08.2014
Let’s think about the Boy Scouts for a minute. (I'm going somewhere with this, I promise.) It’s universally known that the Boy Scouts’ motto is ‘Be Prepared,’ which, based on conversations with...
Arguments You Can't Argue With  | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 21.08.2014
I recall, as a student, I had a geometry teacher who tried to instil some respect for logical statements. One of his favourite sayings was a variation on ‘Just because when it rains I get wet doesn’t...
An Industry Institution: The Convention Floor | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 21.08.2014
The translation industry is like every other industry in the universe in many ways: It’s a business, after all, and as such has a complex ecosystem of buyers, sellers, support staff, and interested...
What to Do with Your Back-End Products  | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Wed, 20.08.2014
One thing I resisted for a very long when first starting to promote and manage my own translation services was the concept of my own talents and efforts as “products.” I don’t sell products, I...
Translation and Teaching ESL  | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Wed, 20.08.2014
English remains the most important and popular language for people to learn as a second language around the world, and there are as many theories on the best way to learn it – or any second language...
What's Your Unique Selling Proposition?  | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 19.08.2014
Like everyone else, I sometimes grow very, very tired of marketing-speak and sales-speak. Sometimes talking endlessly about your content and your calls to action and building up client lists feels...
Why Language Matters  | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 19.08.2014
As a well-regarded purveyor of translation services, I’m involved in a lot of conversations with potential clients, ranging from individuals with a project they want to get into a new market to large...
When Mergers Loom Large  | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Mon, 18.08.2014
If you’ve never heard the term ‘merger season,’ count yourself lucky. For those of us who have, hearing it or reading it is enough to send you out for a few drinks at lunch. For those of us involved...

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