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Direct-Client Contact Ideas for Translators - Part 1

Direct-Client Contact Ideas for Translators - Part 1 | One Hour Translation
Today, companies are looking for someone who’s a lot more than just a great writer and translator: besides someone who can translate and offer background and cultural expertise, businesses are also looking for someone who understands their company’s vision. There are a number of relevant strategies for translators on how to market their translation services and deal with direct clients.

Landing Your First Translation Clients - Part 1

Landing Your First Translation Clients - Part 1 | One Hour Translation
If you asked every successful translator how they landed their first clients, each one would probably give you a different answer. Some newbies only picked up the phone and confidently (or perhaps not so confidently!) started cold calling, others went back to school, and some volunteered their time and services. Others just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Translation and Proper English - Part 2

Translation and Proper English - Part 2 | One Hour Translation
As we know, there are many different kinds of English spoken right around the world, but the two main variants of English are still American English and British English. An English learner’s choice of language will depend less on their taste and more on their geography, which explains why people in Latin America are more likely to learn American English than European students: European students generally prefer to further their studies at a university in the United Kingdom, closer to their home country.

Translation and Proper English - Part 1

Translation and Proper English - Part 1 | One Hour Translation
When you’ve learned a foreign language, that doesn’t necessarily mean you understand the entire language, which may include words, terms, and phrases that have been added to the pages of specialized dictionaries in past years. Any bilingual specialist in a certain area will know and understand their share of these words and terms and confidently be able to prove their language skills whenever necessary.

The Island Nation of Barbados - Part 1

The Island Nation of Barbados - Part 1 | One Hour Translation
Situated on the continent of North America, Barbados is an island nation and independent British Commonwealth nation located in the Caribbean: it’s the easternmost island in the Caribbean and is completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Most scientists consider the island of Barbados to be geologically unique because the island formed over a period of many years due to an amalgamation of two land masses.

The Basic Elements of Professional Proofreading - Part 2

The Basic Elements of Professional Proofreading - Part 2 | One Hour Translation
Online writers must always remember that any content they put out there must be immediately engaging to the reader, and by this we mean the very first sentence master grab the reader’s attention and interest. That’s how important it is if a writer is going to survive the tough competition out there today. Your writing must be powerful, it must be concise, but above all you must place yourself in the reader’s shoes and ask: ‘Does this piece of writing immediately grab the reader’s attention’?

Translation and Dealing with a Recession - Part 1

Translation and Dealing with a Recession - Part 1 | One Hour Translation
The definition of a recession is: ‘A temporary period of economic decline, with reduced industrial and trade activity. A recession is typically identified by two successive quarters of a reduction in GDP’. Other descriptive words for a recession are downturn, economic decline, slump, and slowdown. A recession for any country can be a worrying time indeed for all sectors of the community; while for translators it means that not only are there fewer translations to be completed, translation clients are doing everything in their power to cut costs – and often at the translator’s expense!