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Posted by Stacey on
Mon, 28.07.2014
Posted on 28.07.2014 - 03:23am
I will not be breaking any new ground here when I complain that an obsession with lower prices is slowly strangling the translation and localisation business. Certainly I won’t be the first...
Posted by Stacey on
Sat, 26.07.2014
Posted on 26.07.2014 - 11:07pm
Ah yes, the glamorous freelance lifestyle. While I am a steadfast defender of the freelancer life and way of doing business, I can’t claim that it’s completely without problems and challenges. There...
Posted by Stacey on
Sat, 26.07.2014
Posted on 26.07.2014 - 10:57pm
On television, starting a business is often given a glamorous sheen, a snappy soundtrack, and spy-movie sensibilities. I’m reminded of the episode of Mad Men wherein the unhappy advertising...
Posted by Stacey on
Sat, 26.07.2014
Posted on 26.07.2014 - 03:05am
Let’s face it, we all achieve varying levels of success in life, both personally and professionally. Some of us succeed beyond our wildest dreams, some of us seem to struggle our whole lives. There’s...
Posted by Stacey on
Sat, 26.07.2014
Posted on 26.07.2014 - 02:52am
Translation professionals like myself are chatty folks, and we love to wax profound about the future and what it holds for our profession – usually while secretly planning to be retired on a beach...
Posted by Stacey on
Fri, 25.07.2014
Posted on 25.07.2014 - 01:56am
The funny thing about life, I think, is that while I feel more or less the same way I felt ten years ago – an ache or twinge here there aside. In other words, I don’t wake up and think, gosh, I’ve...
Posted by Stacey on
Fri, 25.07.2014
Posted on 25.07.2014 - 01:48am
One thing you keep running into when you work in translation is the near-infinite niches within language. If you think of a language as a box, there are just endless smaller boxes inside of it,...
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 24.07.2014
Posted on 24.07.2014 - 03:17am
I sometimes think of the year I decided to go into business for myself and launch a freelance language translation business as my ‘graduation year,’ the year I left behind the safety of my job at a...
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 24.07.2014
Posted on 24.07.2014 - 03:08am
Here’s a secret: I run my business largely on Linux, with the exception of a few Windows-Only translation applications that clients require me to use. Don’t know what Linux is? It’s an operating...

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