How to Get Out of a Slump

A majority of the people that know me envy my job (all of them do, actually). It’s not that these people are envious because they have a great interest in my work or have a thorough knowledge of how I work. My guess is that the fact I don’t have…

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Specialized Translation: What It Is and Why You Should Do It

What Is Specialized Translation? Specialized translation is translation of content that requires a specific knowledge in the relevant field or special aptitude and preparedness for the field.   Legal translation, for example, would require a basic knowledge of laws as well as translation experience in the field. Transcreation would be another example;…

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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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Good Things to Know Before Purchasing Fluency Now

Since I released the Fluency Now discount code, many of you have taken an interest in it and asked some important questions. I realized there were many of those questions that I couldn’t answer right away, so I ended up asking Western Standard and having quite a lengthy discussion. I’ve…

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Two Practical Steps to Get Translating Jobs

Through one of my earlier posts (Translation Market: Where It is and Why This is a Good Time to Be a Translator), we’ve learned about the structure of the online translation market, why it’s structured that way, and what such a structure means for translators. In this post, we will…

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How to Become a Translator: What You Really Need to Know

Being a translator is awesome! Thanks to globalization and the Internet (and other technological advances such as CAT tools), translators today have many new opportunities and can enjoy a degree of freedom and wealth that was not even thinkable until now. I myself enjoy my work and am proud of…

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CAT Tool Comparison: How Does Your CAT Tool Stack Up?

I found a place on ProZ.com that allows you to compare CAT tools. It’s a place with a collection of ratings and evaluations left by users of various CAT tools, and although it’s not very objective since it’s not one single user evaluating multiple CAT tools, it’s still the largest…

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