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Red T – Translating and interpreting in conflict zones
dig.multilingual.com

Communication is a critical component in modern warfare. Neither intelligence gathering nor logistics nor multinational armed forces can operate unless lines of communication are functioning reliably and safely. Telephony and computers enable signal intelligence and strategic operations, but what about the human elements? What about the interpreters and translators who perform a critical function in […]

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How Freelance Translators should use LinkedIn to generate business
www.translationjournal.net

Freelance translators in the U.S. are about to gain another tool for growing their businesses. LinkedIn and social media marketing in general have already proved to be extremely valuable marketing tools, and now LinkedIn is rolling out its new ProFinder tool, which will provide freelance translators with even more opportunities.     http://www.translationjournal.net

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10 Things That All Translators Secretly Hate
www.lingholic.com

Speaking another language and helping people from different cultures and beliefs to understand each other is a noble job. Depending on their specialty, some translators or interpreters may even find themselves in the line of danger, emergency rooms, or faced with translating classified government documents. It’s not easy being a translator…   http://www.lingholic.com

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‘Freelancer’ – the term we should leave behind in 2016
capital-translations.co.uk

The new year period is a time to take stock. What’s been good about the year gone by and should be continued and pursued? What’s been bad about it and should be consigned to the history books? Taking stock of 2016, the year has been a turbulent one in many translation circles. It’s been a year […]

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How to Find and Approach Your Ideal Clients through LinkedIn
linguagreca.com

Home page LinkedIn is the world’s largest online professional network, with more than 400 million members. This article provides a plethora of tips you can use to make the most out of LinkedIn.   Wondering why you’re not getting the results you expected from LinkedIn? Maybe you should take a closer look at your profile. […]

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Why I volunteer for Translators Without Borders
prozcomblog.com

I just completed a translation for Translators Without Borders, my fourth this year. And I must admit I was touched. This time I translated for a charity that helped orphaned children get back to school after the Ebola outbreak last year. Such a beautiful initiative needs our support.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             https://prozcomblog.com

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My Yearlong Quest to Get Paid
contently.net

When it comes to payment, some clients bank on freelancers just going away. I wasn’t going to let that happen.   I got paid for my work last week. In the world of freelancing, that isn’t always guaranteed. For me, it took nearly a year to collect an $800 debt.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     http://contently.net    

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Faire un test de traduction ? Mouais…
www.lamarmitedutraducteur.com

Faire un test de traduction pour un client direct ? C’est à  vous de voir, mais la Marmite a  son avis sur la question ! Bonjour chers lecteurs ! Voici un petit billet sur les tests de traduction. Février est un mois « court », souvent avec 10 % de jours travaillés en moins qu’un […]

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Creative translation marketing
caroltranslation.com

Clara Giampietro writes about different ways of marketing our translation services and grabbing our potential client’s attention.   Don’t you want to stand out and be unique? Obviously, we all want to get recognised, differentiate ourselves and attract new clients. First impressions count, but we have just a few seconds to grab our readers’ attention. […]

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What does the perfect translator CV look like?
linguagreca.com

Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci wrote the first CV 500 years ago? You can be the best painter, philosopher or writer in the world, but you still have to convince someone to pay you for it and you can reach this goal only by writing a perfect CV.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://linguagreca.com

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Networking your way up as a freelance translator – Marketing tips for translators
marketingtipsfortranslators.com

Downtime is the demon every entrepreneurial translator struggles with. No matter at what stage in your career path, a drop in workload is enough to make you sleepless, even if your experience tells you it is likely to be temporary. The solution may lie in a multifactorial approach, but a change of mindset is downright […]

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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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So, You Want To Be A Translator?
sal.detailwoman.net

There are two main things I want to do on this page: first, I want to say a few things to people considering entering the translation profession. Mostly I want to clear up some misconceptions, but there are also some things I just plain think everyone who’s contemplating or practicing translation needs to hear.   […]

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Translation Scams: Tips for Avoiding Them and Protecting Your Identity
linguagreca.com

This article will discuss a few of the common schemes targeting both buyers / end clients and translators / language services providers, including how they work and how to avoid becoming a victim. While the examples discuss the scams as they apply to the translation profession, the underlying principles apply to other sectors and endeavors […]

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10 worst mistakes I made as a freelancer
www.yourprofessionaltranslator.com

Thoughts of a freelance translator about translation, language teaching and freelancing. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Sir Winston Churchill If Sir Winston Churchill was right, then I should be very successful. We all make tons of mistakes. And I am not an exception.   […]

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Congé maternité et statut d’autoentrepreneur : comment ça marche ?
www.orsitranslation.com

Un récap des aides allouées aux futures mamans autoentrepreneures. Voilà quatre mois que je découvre un nouveau monde, celui de la maternité. Avant de me lancer dans cette aventure merveilleuse, tout un tas de questions se bousculaient dans ma tête. Mes premières interrogations concernaient le congé maternité, ses aides et sa durée dans le cadre […]

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The Difference Between Translators, Translation Agencies, Language Services Providers (LSPs) and Language Providers (LPs)
patenttranslator.wordpress.com

In his book “Das Unbehagen in Der Kultur”, whose title was cleverly translated into English as “Civilization and Its Discontents”, Sigmund Freud offers an analysis of why, in his opinion, the human quest for happiness makes little sense in this unpredictable world. We are threatened by so many external forces …   https://patenttranslator.wordpress.com  

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10 Top Tips for Emerging Translators
www.freewordcentre.com

Rosalind Harvey of the Emerging Translators Network gives her top tips for becoming a literary translator Want to become a literary translator? You’re not alone. We asked Rosalind Harvey, chair and co-founder of the Emerging Translators Network, for her top tips on getting into the translation business.     Image by Rana Ossama via Flickr […]

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9 Mistakes Freelance Translators Should Avoid
www.ttcwetranslate.com

TTC wetranslate supports the translation service industry by explaining 9 mistakes freelance translators should avoid Want to become a literary translator? You’re not alone. We asked Rosalind Harvey, chair and co-founder of the Emerging Translators Network, for her top tips on getting into the translation business.     http://www.ttcwetranslate.com

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6-Step Strategy to Translators’ Visibility
linguagreca.com

Many budding translators usually struggle to get into the professional world. This 6-step approach can help beginning translators break into the fantastic world of extraordinary linguists.       http://linguagreca.com

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Keeping Your Translation Clients Happy
www.transpanish.biz

One of the most important keys to a successful career as a translator is keeping your client happy. To do this, it’s crucial to understand the difference between a “happy” client and a “steady” client. A steady client is no doubt happy with your work; this is a logical conclusion, otherwise he would not return […]

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The 3 Biggest Reasons Why Job Auction Sites Are Not Great
www.elingualnetwork.blogspot.be

In my humble opinion, through personal experience, I feel auction sites simply are ineffective, unfair and downright unethical. Here are my top three biggest reasons why I left job bidding sites. As many of you, I have done a lot of research and joined a few language marketplaces online, here is what I experienced.   […]

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Freelancer Income Survey 2015
register.payoneer.com

Are you earning enough? Read the Freelancer Income Report and find out! (report to download)                                                                                                                                                                               The Payoneer Freelancer Income Survey                                                                                                                                                                                Benchmark Your Rates 2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           http://register.payoneer.com  

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Strawberries, cream and sparks of genius: Tennis parallels to help us be the best we can become – eCPD Webinars
www.ecpdwebinars.co.uk

The next guest post (the fourth) is topical for early July in the UK. We invited Nikki Graham of Tranix Translations to give us her special take on what it means to develop a career.     As I start to write this post, the second week of Wimbledon is underway. The initial 128 men […]

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Women and Translation
translatorthoughts.com

The famous debate about gender discrimination at the workplace, particularly in terms of remuneration made me wonder if this applies to those who are active in the Translation business. According to statistics published by the European Commission, the average gender pay gap in Europe stands as high as 16 %.       http://translatorthoughts.com

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Seven Tips for Escaping the Overworked Translator’™s Trap
translatorsdigest.net

Not turning down work is a trap! And when we find ourselves in that trap, chances are, it’s nobody’s fault but our own. Newbies may fall into it for lack of experience. Not-so-newbies may fall into it for poor negotiating skills or inability to say “no.”     Image: P. KLAMMER   http://translatorsdigest.net

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