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Work Smarter Not Harder | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Fri, 29.08.2014
Posted on 29.08.2014 - 10:13pm
All of life, I am convinced, can be broken down into processes. For the life of a freelance language translation professional, one of the stages every single one of us goes through is the epiphany...
Ways to Market Yourself as a Translator | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 28.08.2014
Posted on 28.08.2014 - 11:07pm
It’s a cliché of sorts that translation professionals are the worst self-marketers in the world, but I’d say that not only is it true (in other words, not a cliché), it’s also true for almost all the...
The Challenge of Chinese | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 28.08.2014
Posted on 28.08.2014 - 11:02pm
You don’t have to be an expert translation worker to know that Chinese is a very challenging and difficult language to learn, much less translate successfully. Chinese is probably one of the most...
How to Keep Your Site Visitors | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 28.08.2014
Posted on 28.08.2014 - 02:09am
Sometimes promotion and marketing seems like an empty shell, doesn’t it: You put a lot of time and energy into driving traffic to your website, and you get good numbers. But no one stays. A high...
Speaking the Languages of Former Yugoslavia | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 28.08.2014
Posted on 28.08.2014 - 02:02am
As the ongoing events in Ukraine reveal, the repercussions of the fall of the USSR continue to be felt decades after the fact. This shouldn’t surprise any student of history: Any empire’s dissolution...
Four Steps on the Road to Success  | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Wed, 27.08.2014
Posted on 27.08.2014 - 01:38am
It’s fun, sometimes, to discuss the business of translation services in high-altitude terms – in other words, vaguely, from a high vantage point. But, of course, all work gets done down in the...
Collaborating with a Team  | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Wed, 27.08.2014
Posted on 27.08.2014 - 01:28am
If you’re a fan of reality TV shows where fashion designers compete, you know that the most-dreaded moment on these show is when the designers are forced to collaborate on teams to create designs and...
The Trouble with Translating Metaphors  | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 26.08.2014
Posted on 26.08.2014 - 12:54am
Once more into the breach, I cry – and let’s tackle the metaphor, possibly the single most-dreaded part of speech in any translation professional’s experience. Metaphors are a phrase that connect a...
Website or Online Real Estate?  | One Hour Translation
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 26.08.2014
Posted on 26.08.2014 - 12:42am
Let’s start off with a quick question: Do you host advertisements on your website? I’m assuming that like a good freelancer you run your own website, and thus you have the option to either have them...

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