The Best Accounts to Follow for Translators New to Twitter

Social media is playing an increasingly important role in how everyone, from translators to truck drivers, access industry information, market their skills, and find potential customers. This is especially true for those of us who are self-employed. One tool that many independent professionals have been leveraging for years is Twitter. I only joined Twitter a … Continue reading The Best Accounts to Follow for Translators New to Twitter

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Translators and Specializations: The Chicken or The Egg?

Whether you have been a translator for decades or are just starting out, having a specialization is critical. Why, you may ask? Simply put, customers want subject-matter experts working on their content. Though it may seem like a good idea to have a laundry list of “specializations” in order to find more work, especially when … Continue reading Translators and Specializations: The Chicken or The Egg?

What Are CAT Tools and Why They Should Interest You

Thanks to developments in technology, the translation landscape has changed immensely in the past 20 years. Long gone is the translator working with pen and pad and flipping through paper dictionaries. The modern translator is an IT whiz, deftly analyzing various file types, searching online terminology databases, and even working simultaneously with teams of translators on the … Continue reading What Are CAT Tools and Why They Should Interest You

Which Translation Service Do You Actually Need?

  Feeling a little lost? Picking the right translation service can be tricky. Sometimes translation providers are not upfront about the process that goes into producing a translation of quality, and sometimes industry terminology can be confusing. How do you choose the service you need? Below is a list of services and processes to give you … Continue reading Which Translation Service Do You Actually Need?

How to Find the Perfect Translator

You’ve determined that you need a translation and you’ve decided that you’re going to hire a freelancer. That’s great! But what should you do next? Large companies with substantial translation needs might have internal translation project managers who find vendors and allocate projects. If you don’t have that luxury, here’s a step-by-step guide to finding … Continue reading How to Find the Perfect Translator