This past Saturday, I had the honor and privilege of presenting a skills workshop at the June social of the Nevada Interpreters and Translators Association (NITA) here in Reno, Nevada. The topic of the workshop was personal branding and the questions every professional, freelancer or not, should ask himself or herself to spark reflection about … Continue reading Personal Branding Basics – The Personal Branding Statement
Deciding to venture out on your own is scary, exhilarating, stressful, and exciting. Being your own boss can be an incredibly humbling yet rewarding experience. Whether you want to be a freelance translator or something else entirely, proper preparation can make the switch a bit less daunting and mean the difference between success and failure. … Continue reading Taking the Plunge – Tips to Consider Before Going into Work for Yourself
Hat man sein warum? des Lebens, so verträgt man sich fast mit jedem wie? “He who has a why to live for can endure almost any how.” –Friedrich Nietzsche Like many of you, I am a translator. I am also a business owner. In fact, all freelance translators, whether we like it or not, are business … Continue reading What’s Your “Why?”
This past week, I was asked if I was worried about technology rendering the profession of translator obsolete. While artificial intelligence and other technological advances have the potential to eliminate most human jobs, for the time being, we can't worry about things that are out of our control. Instead, we can work on securing our jobs … Continue reading Will Translators Ever Be Obsolete?
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