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Translator’s Guide to Blogging
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Free guide to help professional translators begin and maintain a blog.   There are many good reasons for professional translators to begin and maintain a blog. The reasons for translators to blog can be tactical, strategic, or promotional, among numerous other things.

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Determining your rates and fees
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If you are a freelance translator, putting yourself in a position to do high quality work on an ongoing basis requires that you approach the job from an effective commercial standpoint. While the question “What rates should I charge?” is one that ultimately only you can answer, as a professional in the industry…   http://wiki.proz.com […]

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Purchase Order Checklist
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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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Lost In Translation – The Most Common Localization Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)
blog.mogi-translations.com

If MoGi Group had a dollar, euro, pound, ruble, peso, rand, rupee, krona, yen or bitcoin for every time somebody asked us ‘What’s the key to awesome localization?’ we’d have, well, a huge pile of coins that we wouldn’t really know what to do with.     http://blog.mogi-translations.com

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Online video tutorials & training | lynda.com
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Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Interesting course for localizers, testers, Localization Project Managers: “Localization for Developers” (Dennis Meyer)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://www.lynda.com

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Software L10n Quality Assurance from the Tester’s Perspective
www.cfbtranslations.com

(…) The presentation will give a very brief overview over the localization process for software and mobile apps before covering the quality assurance process in detail.   Read the PDF: http://www.cfbtranslations.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Berger_Localization-QA.pdf     http://www.cfbtranslations.com

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So, You Want To Be A Translator?
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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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An Inside Look at Video Game Localization (Part I) – Blog
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This is part one of a two-part post written by Thaís Castanheira, a Gengo Senior Translator in the English to Brazilian Portuguese language pair. When people ask what I do for a living, I usually tell them I’m a translator. The fun part is when they ask what kind of translation and I get to say “I localize […]

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Comics in Translation Studies. An Overview and Suggestions for Research
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Comics enjoy a prominent space in the translation world. In Italy as well as in other countries the majority of comics titles are translations (see e.g. Rota 2003, Kaindl 1999). However, research on comics translation is not as well represented. As a result of a quite extensive bibliographic research I was able to find only …   […]

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5 façons de collaborer avec un traducteur
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Découvrez 5 trucs faciles à  appliquer pour faciliter le processus de traduction pour vous et votre traducteur! Toute entreprise gagne à entretenir de bonnes relations avec ses fournisseurs, pour les aider à améliorer leurs activités, mais aussi pour améliorer les siennes. Une fois que vous avez trouvé, évalué et approuvé votre partenaire de traduction, … […]

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Some user-friendly concordance ideas
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Although corpora are now widely used in putting together ELT Dictionaries, and increasingly used in writing ELT materials, it is still rare, I think, for corpora, and especially for concordances to be used much in the ELT classroom.   Firstly, I think many teachers are not quite sure what they are.     http://elt-resourceful.com

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Translation Scams: Tips for Avoiding Them and Protecting Your Identity
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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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How to avoid ‘Homeland’-style translation tricksters
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© The Financial Times Limited 2015. A message goes out regularly from the Financial Times picture desk: is there a Finnish or Greek or some-other-language speaker in the building? The aim is to check a photograph the FT plans to run: do protesters’ banners or background graffiti…   http://www.ft.com

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Traducteurs : To CRM ou not to CRM ?
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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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Facts You Need to Know about Language Translation
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Language translation essentially involves the process of translating text or words from one language into another. With the integration of global business operations and web conferences, certified translation services are becoming an inevitable part of any business model.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://www.lackuna.com

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Entre qualité et baisse des dépenses
affaires.lapresse.ca

Article sur l’importance de faire appel à des traducteurs professionnels. Quelques chiffres intéressants sont également indiqués à la fin de l’article (basés sur le “Rapport de l’enquête sur les conditions de travail et tarifs des langagiers en 2012”).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://affaires.lapresse.ca  

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11 Myths about Translation and Translators
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There’s a lot of myths about translation and translators. Sometimes they seem to contradict each other. In this post I’m going to debunk some of these myths.   1 Anyone who speaks two languages can be a translator Translation is a skill. That means that you’ve got to spend some time on deliberate practice before […]

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14 must use tools for translators
isotranslations.com

Translators have become faster due to technology. Still, productivity can be further increased if the following tips and tools for translators are used.   Useful tools for translators Once upon a time translators had to use pen, paper and hard copy dictionaries in order to do their tasks thus a short translation was taking quite […]

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What we know exactly about Certified translations before immigration
gointerpreters.com

People are confused regarding the requirement of certified translation. The necessity of Certified & notarized translation needs awareness. There are many things that differentiate a certified translation from a non-certified one.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       http://gointerpreters.com  

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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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Translation: an impossible art?
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When you learn French at school, two of the first words you learn are tu and vous. In English both have the same translation – “you”. This may well be the first time you are made aware that a word in one language has more than one translation in another.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               […]

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Translation Blogs
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Blogs worth reading in the language industry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                https://www.pinterest.com/claragiampi

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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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How Do Language Companies Train Their Translators?
www.noborderstranslations.com

Often, these questions are raised by clients and potential translation partners who are in the process of scouring for potential language companies. Translators master at least two languages that enable the transmission of printed content or prerecorded speeches and dialogues from one language to another.     http://www.noborderstranslations.com

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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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Proposer des tarifs de traduction différents selon les clients
culturesconnection.com

Quelques remarques de marketing et de droit autour de la question de la fixation de tarifs de traduction différents selon les clients. Les agences de traduction peuvent souvent être tentées de pratiquer, pour leurs services linguistiques, des tarifs différents en fonction des différentes caractéristiques de leurs clients.   http://culturesconnection.com

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