Pricing Strategies for Translators and Interpreters
linguagreca.com

Pricing is a controversial and complex subject, and one that all linguists need to think about very seriously. In order to make a good living in the profession that we love, it is essential to figure out how to price our services. It is not about the price someone tells you to charge, but rather … […]

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Customized Machine Translation Mis-Use as a Cause of Shadow (Unpaid) Translation Work
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In “Emerging Technologies As A Cause of Shadow Work”, I have reviewed how emerging technologies have a tendency to create shadow (unpaid) work. In this post, I review, in more detail, one of the main causes of shadow work in the Language Services industry.     https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/customized-machine-translation-mis-use-cause-shadow-unpaid-marcu

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MA Translation and Interpreting Courses
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The aim of this page is to list MA translation courses available in Europe and link them to posts (most are guest posts on this blog) describing former students’ experiences of their master’s degrees. I hope this information will help future students choose whether an MA is the right path for them and which programme would […]

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Maybe it’s buried where you put it!!
multifarious.filkin.com

Projects, packages, segmented SDLXLIFF files, unsegmented SDLXLIFF files, source files, target files, Translation Memories, Termbases, AutoSuggest Dictionaries… are they buried deep in your computer by Studio without you knowing?  Are you really subjected to a message like the one on the left? Sometimes the posts in the technical forums make it seem that way, but … […]

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Five Diversification Strategies for Freelance Translators
www.translationjournal.net

Tips on diversification strategies to make you, as a freelance translator, improve your business.   Why diversify? In the course of the past two years, the topic of diversification for freelance translators has become increasingly relevant and is not without controversy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             http://www.translationjournal.net

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8 Reasons Why Website Localization Projects Fail
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A localized website is a vital tool for companies looking to expand into new markets, but many localization projects are destined to fail. Here’s why… The internet is a vital tool for organizations looking to expand into new markets, reach global audiences and increase worldwide sales, but too many businesses try to cut corners in […]

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Just About Every Day Brings an Offer of Translation Work for Me that I Ignore
theopenmic.co

Adventures from three consecutive days in the life of Mad Patent Translator. Just about every day brings an e-mail from a translation agency that either has a job for me, or wants to know more about me for its files about translators.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             https://theopenmic.co

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Subtitling in game localisation: a descriptive study
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This article describes the different aspects of audiovisual translation in the game industry.   In less than four decades the video game industry has become a multibillion dollar worldwide phenomenon. As game technology has evolved, allowing for the inclusion of cinematic scenes in games, dubbing and subtitling practices have become incorporated into game design and […]

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Is Proz Dead Or Alive?
bestrussiantranslator.com

“Proz is dead.” I bet you’ve heard that one before. This is what people say in 2015. This is what they’ve said in 2010. And I bet that this is what they will be saying in 2020. Many translators have somewhat of a love-hate relationship with Proz. With hate probably playing the key role.   […]

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Goodbye to all that
www.sjbtranslations.com

Breaking up isn’t hard when your “partner” is a cheapskate I received an e-mail last week from a long-standing and once quite important agency client. It began brightly. The company was undergoing a process of change with a view to growing and becoming a world leader in translation.   http://www.sjbtranslations.com  

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The importance of terminology in translation studies
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Technical sciences such as translation and translation studies or traductology are nurtured by and co-exist with terminology.   Nowadays, there is a lot of specialized literature that considers terminology as an indisputable subject. Nobody even flinches anymore when they hear technicalities in medicine, jurisdiction or other fields of similar importance and honour in today’s world. […]

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¿Por qué debe trabajar con un Traductor Profesional?
www.pazgonzalezktraducciones.com

Mucho me han preguntado qué razones hay para contratar a un Traductor Profesional si ellos mismos (las personas que preguntan) hablan, leen y escriben en inglés y pueden traducir un texto. O que ellos conocen a alguien que sabe inglés y puede hacer el trabajo gratis, total es un colega de la empresa, o es […]

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Financial Glossaries and Resources – Part II
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In the first post of the series Financial Glossaries and Resources, I collected glossaries and resources in English. In this second post, I would like to share resources in other languages (Italian, German, French, Spanish), as well as multilingual glossaries and advanced search tips.   Make sure to check all PARTS…     http://www.francescaairaghi.it  

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