Category Archives: business

Translating genealogy documents

If you are a true American, you must have some interesting ethnic background from at least 4 different countries. If you are a true American, you don’t speak any of your ancestors’ mother tongues, even if your own grandparents made … Continue reading

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Freelancing while travelling

One of the key benefits of being a freelance translator is that you have full control over your working schedule.  Well, sort of.  Yes, you may take as much holiday as you want, but then again you have to keep … Continue reading

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Networking friends with benefits

In quick succession, I was contacted twice via my LinkedIn profile by prospective new clients.  I joined this professional networking site about the same time as I joined Facebook, in 2007.  For years, it seemed this was just another social … Continue reading

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What I did in 2011

When you translate/edit/review one assignment after the other, you don’t even realize just how many you do in a whole year.  Now I did just that: I made a quick count of how many translation assignments I worked on in … Continue reading

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Two most expected translator conferences in 2012

The 2012 dates of two established annual events for freelance translators are now announced. Proz.com‘s international conferences have been around since 2004, and have been taking place at different locations almost every year since then.  In fact, one of the … Continue reading

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How to get a 10 quid per word rate?

Just as I was sinking in an onslaught of translation jobs that will definitely affect my  plans for the weekend, I received a small assignment from a favourite British client specializing in creative adaptation. Needless to say it’s super urgent…. … Continue reading

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Project management in the cloud

One of my clients, a Swiss translation agency specializing in financial texts, especially descriptions of investment funds, has been using an online project management system for several years now.  Recently another client introduced a similar system – incidentally or not, … Continue reading

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