Category Archives: translation business

Translation portals: worth it or not?

A recent thread on LinkedIn prompted me to write about translation portals. I’m a member of ProZ, Translators’ Café, and Aquarius.net. I do think being a member of portals is useful, although they are not a guarantee that you will … Continue reading

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Internet connection for translators: do as I say, not as I do!

I made a big mistake a year ago. I left my beloved ISP, Zen Internet, to sign up with another provider, Daisy, used by the company that I share my office with. Daisy came highly recommended and offered a phone … Continue reading

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Specialised networking for translators: a real gold mine

Yesterday’s Open Day at Atlas Translations was a real success I think. Why? Because of all the quality people who came along and made it, in my opinion, the most buzzing and interesting Open Day to date. An Open Day kindly … Continue reading

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Project delivered. Celebration dance?

So you have this really big project, and finally, it’s done, sealed, delivered! Yesssss! Do you celebrate? Do you have a celebration dance? No? Why?! I have one!! Courtesy of Jamiroquai… (This links to a fabulous BBC live performance, by … Continue reading

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Translators: are we hostages or can we work the market?

Today I picked up this thought-provoking tweet by Isabelle Brucher (@isabrucher): Translators are not translators any more, they are hostages to some maffia industry trying to abuse their freelance status. In 1990 (has it been that long?!) Daniel Gouadec published … Continue reading

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Networking for translators. Useful?

If you are setting up your translation business, you might wonder if networking is good for you. After all, networking is a logical part of a company’s marketing mix. But there are so many networking organisations out there that you … Continue reading

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CAT tools… Part Deux

If you’re a translator and you don’t have a CAT tool, this is for you. Recently, a fellow translator decided to take her business really seriously and invested in one of the main computer-aided translation tools on the market, Trados … Continue reading

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