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Skills for Success in Translation: 6 Abilities Every Translator Needs

The translation process does not only rely upon translators’ linguistic competences. Nowadays, a successful career in translation requires information processing skills and a few special IT skills. In  other words, and quoting Susanne J. Jetak and Gary Massey, “[t]his is apparent from the very first stages of the translation process, when Read more…

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Translators: Things to Consider Before Hiring Freelancers or In-House Employees

With the proliferation of technology and digital devices, the way companies work and do business has changed dramatically. Digital presence has become compulsory for success, with companies having to produce more online content in various languages. That is when translators come into play. Have you decided to have your company’s Read more…

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Specialisation in Translation: The Most Common Fields of Expertise in the Industry

This post includes partial results from a survey we conducted in April 2018. Such survey included questions about rates and specialisation fields. We wanted to get a general picture of the translation industry worldwide, for which we gathered 400 answers. The respondents include translators and intepreters from every continent, field Read more…

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Productivity: 5 Tips to Increase It as a Freelance Professional

Productivity is a popular buzzword you’ve probably heard hundreds of times. You’ve probably also learned that there are ways to measure it. But what does productivity really mean? According to Cambridge Dictionary, it is “the rate at which a person, company, or country does useful work”. Interesting, huh? Why Is Productivity So Important? As a freelancer, the money Read more…