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Four Productivity Tips for Translators and Interpreters

Many of us fall into the trap of trying to follow what works for others, and not what we need as translators, interpreters, or other language services professionals. Although language professionals and other business owners have many things in common, still our work involves a lot of mental activity. Freelance translators and interpreters execute tasks of …

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Five Reasons Why Freelance Translators Fail at Marketing and How to Fix it

I know the below may sound hard for you, but stay with me. During the last few days, I had direct one-to-one calls with 17 freelance translators. I wanted to know more about their issues and if I can help them. Marketing to translation agencies or direct clients was a hot topic. After around 10 hours …

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The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Professional Freelance Translator and Find Online Translation Jobs

Working as a professional freelance translator is an attractive job these days. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics expects that jobs for translators and interpreters will increase by 17% between 2016 and 2026. The life of a freelancer has many positive aspects, you can work from anywhere, and choose who you work with. You can set your …

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Why Translators Should Stop Complaining About Their Industry

How many times do you hear translators, linguists, or interpreters say things like:          “Many clients go for cheaper, unqualified language service professionals.” or “The translation industry has been destroyed by many unqualified linguists, project managers, and agencies.” or        “Machine translation will kill the translation industry.” Do you read or hear …

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Four Things Freelance Translators can Learn from Translation Agencies

Four Things Freelance Translators can Learn from Translation Agencies From time to time, I see discussions among translators about how translation agencies are greedy and how they take most of the profits of translation projects. You see that in social media, blog posts written by some freelance translators and on other media. But the most …

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How Many Roles a Freelance Translator Plays Daily

I think the freelancer is a superhero, if he takes his job seriously. In our daily life as freelance translators, we play different roles/jobs at the same time, but receives only the compensation of one job, a translator. In this weekend, I thought about the jobs we do daily, and was amazed at what I …

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How Freelance Translators Should Do Sales

You know that having the business mindset is an important factor for the success of your freelance translation business. You realise that working as a freelancer involves many business-related tasks that you should be doing, even if you hate them as they are essential. The point is how you do them in a way that …

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Wrong Concepts About Freedom “Some” Freelance Translators Should Avoid

“You will have the freedom you are looking for when you work as a freelancer” is a common sentence used in many coaching programs for freelancers. Many freelance translators, and other freelancers too,  have misunderstood this and misused it in many ways. Freedom Does Not Mean You Can Work In As Many Specializations As You …

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