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Trello for translators: how it helps me get more organized and productive
wordsboutique.com

Trello is a free tool that helps you see what needs to be done and organize collaboration on projects. Learn how it can be useful for translators.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: http://wordsboutique.com

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How to deal with questions during a translation project
www.translatorsfamily.com

It is never easy to ask questions. As professionals, we might fear that people reading our questions think we should have known, or found, the answer ourselves. Many of us have also experienced translation project managers (TPMs) or clients ignoring the questions we asked, or at least not paying attention to all of them. It […]

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Les facteurs de risques dans la gestion de projet
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J’ai pu voir lors de mon stage dans le cadre de la deuxième année du master TSM, que les risques émergent de toutes parts dans la gestion de projets de traduction. En effet, ceux-ci peuvent survenir autant de la part du gestionnaire de projet que des conditions de travail, du contexte dans lequel le projet […]

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Translating as risk management
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Risk analysis can be applied to translation in several ways. One application concerns the specificity of translation, where risk is primarily the probability of the translator losing a translation-specific kind of credibility; it concerns relations between people and can be called ‘credibility risk’.     https://www.academia.edu/10485092/Translating_as_risk_management  

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Technique Pomodoro : quelques tomates par jour, en forme toujours
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La technique Pomodoro : l’arme de dégustation massive qui va t’aider à  digérer des tonnes de tâches. Petit résumé de la technique, menu, et conseils du chef !   J’ai récemment adopté une tomate pour structurer mes tâches quotidiennes, gérer mes contrats et assurer un suivi simple mais précis de mes techniques de travail (donc […]

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Busy vs. productive: Finding your productivity nirvana | Looking-Glass Translations
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Business shouldn’t be busy: Marie Jackson discusses the importance of efficiency over activity and reveals how to find your productivity nirvana.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lookingglasstranslations.com

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Finance Tips for Freelance Translators Part II
www.cifuentestranslations.com

Welcome back to my series on Finance Tips for Freelance Translators! Today I’d like to address a commonplace part of our profession: invoices. As a business owner, invoices are indispensable documents to keep track of your jobs and, most importantly, of who owes you how much money, and when do they have to pay?   […]

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Jobs Traveling In Style
theopenmic.co

Organizing quality control on a large translation project with only 10% of the translation budget is a real challenge, especially if the customer expects 100% of the translations to be checked.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             https://theopenmic.co

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How to get paid on time as a freelancer
www.mtmtranslations.com

Learn how to minimise your business risks, and make sure you get paid on time. In a freelance setting, getting paid on time is often an issue. Still, there are a few best practices freelancers can implement to minimise the risks of a delayed payment (or non-payment at all).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.mtmtranslations.com

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The One Crucial Thing You’re Forgetting When Handling Mistakes
www.successbyrx.com

We are all people, and mistakes happen. Sometimes we, as translators or interpreters, are the ones at fault. Perhaps we didn’t catch a typo or mixed up a deadline. Or perhaps there was a miscommunication between you and your client that produced what your client perceives to be a mistake on your part.   Home […]

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Why Standards Are Not the Norm in the Language Industry
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Anyone working in translation for the last 10 years will tell you: translation is big business, a practice at the beating heart of a robust and growing language industry. If you need more proof, just take a look at all the standards—a veritable alphabet soup of detailed process dos and don’ts—that have cropped up since […]

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Keeping client statistics: how organised are you?
clairecoxtranslations.wordpress.com

If the last statistics you ever came across involved the Poisson distribution at school, you may well be forgiven for running a mile from keeping any kind of statistics in your professional life. I studied A’level Maths with Statistics along with my languages (very little choice in the dark days if you didn’t want to […]

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Using Cloud Solutions for Translation: Yes or No?
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We read about the benefits of using the cloud for work—using cloud applications and storage, for example. What we don’t see are warnings of the risks. You have to look for these specifically; the information doesn’t come to you as do the claimed benefits. This morning I got yet another e-mail from my web hosting service, […]

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Purchase Order Checklist
nikkigrahamtranix.com

Towards the end of September I blogged about my ideal purchase order and asked readers for your opinion. I was worried that the form might ask clients to fill in too much information. And most of your comments reinforced that view. You agreed that many would baulk at the idea of providing so many details, … […]

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Traducteurs : To CRM ou not to CRM ?
www.lamarmitedutraducteur.com

Tout d’abord, c’est quoi un CRM ? En anglais CRM signifie « Customer Relationship Management ». Il s’agit d’un logiciel qui vous permet de gérer vos contacts, projets, devis, factures, et autres informations liées à votre activité professionnelle. J’ai adopté un CRM en 2009 après des années de galère avec Outlook. Et j’ai tout de […]

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Les CGV : bouée de sauvetage du traducteur
www.trematranslations.com

“Trust but verify”, proverbe de prédilection de Ronald Reagan pendant la guerre froide, s’applique tout particulièrement au monde de l’entreprise. Lorsque vous travaillez avec un client pour la première fois, il convient de déterminer à l’avance les modalités de votre relation. Le mieux est de le faire par écrit afin d’établir clairement les responsabilités de […]

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Ssh – confidentiality issues for freelance translators
www.ecpdwebinars.co.uk

CONFIDENTIALITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN A LEGAL MINEFIELD FOR BOTH FREELANCERS AND FOR OUR CLIENTS. Our clients (both corporate and non-corporate) continually attempt to impose Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) on us but are they really worth the paper they are written on? Should we obey their instructions to destroy any confidential material at the end of translation […]

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L’assurance professionnelle : pouvez-vous vous en passer ?
www.trematranslations.com

Puisque certaines professions imposent d’être assuré pour les exercer (soignants, métiers du bâtiment, etc.), de nombreux traducteurs s’interrogent sur leurs propres obligations au moment de créer leur entreprise. Et bien sachez-le, vous n’êtes tenu de souscrire à aucun contrat d’assurance, mais pas besoin ne veut pas dire pas de besoin…     http://www.trematranslations.com

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Conditions générales de services pour les traducteurs
www.nakedtranslations.com

Disposer de ses propres conditions générales peut être un excellent moyen de présenter ses services à des clients potentiels tout en s’assurant que le projet se déroule de la manière souhaitée. Si les accords, conditions générales et contrats freelances vous donnent des maux de tête, poursuivez votre lecture pour apprendre comment rédiger des conditions générales […]

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The Main Steps of a Translation Project
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When I introduce students to Translation Project Management, I usually display an illustration showing the main steps involved in a translation project. Regardless of the project length and the person in charge – the translation project manager, the translator or any other project participant –, it will include most of these steps, even if the […]

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Managing Stress
www.mindtools.com

Create Calm in Your Career Many of us experience stress in life, whether this is in the short term from one-off projects, or long-term stress from a high-pressure career. Not only can this be profoundly unpleasant, it can seriously affect our health and our work. However, it is possible to manage stress, if you use […]

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The Process of Translation
www.wingedtranslations.com

I created my first infographic to illustrate the Process of translation as simply and clearly as possible. (Available in several languages)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         http://www.wingedtranslations.com

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Ten tips for increasing productivity
thecyclingtranslator.com

Here are ten tips that have helped me improve my productivity and which I’m happy to share: Adopt a “tabla resa” approach. Clear out your study/office, workspace. Be ruthless. Your mind will work …                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         http://thecyclingtranslator.com

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Managing projects: tips for freelance translators
letstalkabouttranslation.wordpress.com

When you decide to be a freelance translator it is probably because you feel that you translate well, you have a good language knowledge and expertise on one or more working areas. But when projects start arriving faster than anticipated …                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           https://letstalkabouttranslation.wordpress.com

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Credit notes for translation projects
caroltranslation.com

2-part article. Translation companies, translators or any other participant in a translation project might find that they have to issue credit notes. Most of the time, credit notes are associated with quality complaints, but many other reasons might prompt a client to ask for one. In this article, I will briefly go through the information […]

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Création de base de données de clients
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J’aimerais parler aujourd’hui de l’importance d’avoir une base de données pour vos clients. Au début, comme on a peu de clients, il est facile de les retenir tous – on ne voit donc pas forcément l’utilité d’avoir un fichier réunissant toutes leurs données.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             https://www.facebook.com/notes/mockingbirds-translation/cr%C3%A9ation-de-base-de-donn%C3%A9es-de-clients/1080541728639117

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