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Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 19.05.2016
Posted on 19.05.2016 - 08:57pm
*** Previous *** It’s important to remember that people working in your language are your allies – they’re not your competitors. When you come into contact with people working in your language pair,...
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 19.05.2016
Posted on 19.05.2016 - 08:57pm
Any successful translator will tell you that, for anyone working in the translation industry, real success depends on word-of-mouth referrals and name recognition; and it’s in-person contacts that...
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 19.05.2016
Posted on 19.05.2016 - 08:54pm
Free Sample? This first ‘annoyance’ can happen in any industry, but today we’re specifically talking about the translation industry. As a translator, have you ever been asked by a small,...
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 19.05.2016
Posted on 19.05.2016 - 08:37pm
It’s not realistic to expect that a translator can do their very best work when they’re put under pressure, and by this we mean the pressure of time constraints. However, translators do work in an...
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 17.05.2016
Posted on 17.05.2016 - 07:52pm
*** Previous *** Email your potential client and request more information. It’s highly unlikely that the initial email from this potential client will include all the information that you require, so...
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 17.05.2016
Posted on 17.05.2016 - 07:51pm
What’s the next step for a translator when, out of the blue, you receive a request for a translation quotation? Should you email the client, call them, send them your rate sheet, ask for more...
Posted by Stacey on
Mon, 16.05.2016
Posted on 16.05.2016 - 08:44pm
The problem with sub-goals is that once we get a sub-goal in our head they seem to expand in size and become this momentous task that becomes almost impossible to overcome; then strangely, once we...
Posted by Stacey on
Mon, 16.05.2016
Posted on 16.05.2016 - 08:42pm
Every successful business keeps up-to-date accurate records, and your freelance translation business should be no different. Performance metrics and statistics are vitally important aspects of...
Posted by Stacey on
Sun, 15.05.2016
Posted on 15.05.2016 - 09:21pm
Have you ever been in the embarrassing situation of having to ask your client what you quoted them for their translation project? It’s probably happened to most new translators, and it’s at that time...

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