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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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Rates in the Translation Industry: What Are the Averages Around the World?

This post includes partial results from the survey we conducted last month, which included questions about rates and specialties. 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 all continents, specialties, and levels of 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…