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Working with Small, Non-Reputable Translation Agencies | One Hour Translation

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, inexperienced agency to do a sample translation because the agency is trying to win a new client and they’d like to see a sample of your work? Of course, the agency wants this sample at no charge to them. The annoying point here is that, as a translator, you only get paid for the work you do – you’re not a staff member at the translation agency, so why should the translator in question bear all the risk? It’s highly unlikely that the sales manager or project manager at the less-than-reputable translation agency would be donating their time to work on the project and perhaps reducing the number of hours worked on their timesheet because ‘this is just a sample job’. But, the translator is expected to do this work for free! ... Continue

Which Is Best for Translators: Agencies or Direct Clients? - Part 2 | One Hour Translation

Some of your direct clients, and we’re mainly referring to clients who are new to the translation industry, have no idea what’s involved with a translation project – meaning they have no idea what you actually do.  ... Continue

Which Is Best for Translators: Agencies or Direct Clients? - Part 1 | One Hour Translation

The obvious answer to this question is that working for agencies is no better than working for direct clients, and working with direct clients is no better than working for an agency – they’re entirely different!  ... Continue

Calculating a Translation Quotation | One Hour Translation

Providing a translation quotation for a client can be very time-consuming because it requires a detailed analysis of the material in question in order to create a budget that is as precise as possible, in addition to avoiding both omissions and excesses. ... Continue

It’s a Win-Win Situation with Translation Teams | One Hour Translation

A translation team is simply a group of translators, editors, and a reviewer; the number of which will depend on the size of the project. This translation team will respond to the agency’s Project Manager or Project Coordinator. ... Continue

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Surely it’s occurred to every translation professional who launches a successful freelance career: Why not take the next step and start my own shop?  ... Continue

One Hour Translation Continues To Expand Internationally | One Hour Translation

As part of One Hour Translation's global growth, the company has launched a new branch in Romania's capital, Bucharest. ... Continue

One Hour Translation is proud to be among a select group of ISO 9001:2008 certified translation companies ... Continue

One Hour Translation awarded ISO 9001:2008 and more | One Hour Translation

In this newsletter: OHT is now ISO 9001:2008 certified New version for the API Photo OHT ... Continue

General Guidelines for translatorsWhat is this site all about?What's in it for me? ... Continue