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How to Use Google Voice Recognition for Translating

I’ve been waiting for a Korean language dictation program to come out. I used a Korean voice recognition program which I don’t even remember the name of now 10 or more years ago, but I stopped using it because the program couldn’t keep up with my computer’s specifications. There are…

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The Biggest Obstacles to Becoming a Freelance Translator

    The title of this section is a little negative, but I kept it because it hints at the point I want to make. What do you think? What are the biggest obstacles to becoming a freelance translator? Foreign language skills? Native language skills? Experience and knowledge? Personal connections?…

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Translation Industry Jargon Every Translator Should Know

As I write, concepts I need to introduce keep popping up and new concepts emerge that need explanation. Knowing all the translation industry jargon is not necessary and most of the terms are self-explanatory. However, some terms need clear understanding to avoid miscommunication on your part. For convenience’ sake, I’ve…

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Translation Market: Where It Is and Why This Is a Good Time to Be a Translator

Where on Earth Is the Translation Market? Continuous translation work is crucial to becoming a translator. This means seeking out and meeting clients. After that, you must form a contract with your clients, do the work, send your work to your clients, make and send an invoice, and then receive…

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Some of the Top Freelance Websites for Translators

ProZ and TranslatorsCafe are the only two marketplace businesses that I’ve introduced in detail so far. (If you have not read it, click Two Practical Steps to Get Translating Jobs.) But of course, those two are definitely not the only marketplace businesses. In fact, there are quite a lot. Not…

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Stop Being Chased by Time: How to Live a Life Unbound by a Hectic Schedule

We were all taught… no, brainwashed… that a busy person was a capable person. That being busy is a good thing. That being busy is sexy. That by contrast, not being busy was because you had nothing to do due to your incapability, or that you were just being lazy even though you…

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