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Thoughts on Translation By Corinne McKay
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Corinne McKay's blog Thoughts on Translation is one of the web's liveliest gathering places for freelance translators...now available in book format! Wondering whether to charge by the word or by the... More > hour? How to receive payments from clients in foreign countries? How to write a translation-targeted resume? It's all in here, in chunks that take just a few minutes to read. Corinne McKay is also the author of "How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator," the original career how-to guide for freelance translators, with over 5,000 copies in print. Her practical, down-to-earth tips are based on her own experience launching and running a successful freelance translation business after a first career as a high school teacher.< Less
The Prosperous Translator By Chris Durban
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Some of the Web’s pithiest advice on building a successful translation practice. Translation is the grandest, most foolhardy enterprise that humans can engage in. Done right, it can also be... More > a lucrative and intellectually satisfying career. Fire Ant & Worker Bee (Chris Durban and Eugene Seidel) have over five decades’ combined experience in the translation business. They firmly believe that skilled translators benefit from adopting an entrepreneurial outlook, sharing insights and experiences, and investing in themselves. In their column in the Translation Journal, they have dispensed no-nonsense advice since 1998 on topics ranging from successfully navigating the freelance/agency divide to finding direct clients, raising prices, kicking implicit content into explicit shape, mastering office clutter and translating in the nude. Readers from translation company owners to students just starting out have found Fire Ant and Worker Bee's advice invaluable. See comments at www.prosperoustranslator.com< Less
The Prosperous Translator By Chris Durban
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Some of the Web's pithiest advice on building a successful translation practice. Translation is the grandest, most foolhardy enterprise that humans can engage in. Done right, it can also be a... More > lucrative and intellectually satisfying career. Fire Ant & Worker Bee (Chris Durban and Eugene Seidel) have over five decades' combined experience in the translation business. They firmly believe that skilled translators benefit from adopting an entrepreneurial outlook, sharing insights and experiences, and investing in themselves. In their column in the Translation Journal, they have dispensed no-nonsense advice since 1998 on topics ranging from successfully navigating the freelance/agency divide to finding direct clients, raising prices, kicking implicit content into explicit shape, mastering office clutter and translating in the nude. Readers from translation company owners to students just starting out have found Fire Ant and Worker Bee's advice invaluable.< Less
The Social Resource - Translating Social Media into Business By Sharad Gandhi, Christian Ehl
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The Social Resource is our network of friends, family, peers, business colleagues, partners and customers. The Internet has transformed the way in which we access our social resource. Social media... More > has transformed its value and usage. We are now able to maintain instant and worldwide relationships with a much larger number of people than ever before. This book elaborates on how we can leverage this social resource for our business advantage in almost all areas – product development, branding, hiring, market intelligence, customer service, partner management, marketing and sales. This book shows how best to use and benefit from this transformative new resource.< Less
A Freelancer’s Guide to the Translation Industry By Bradley Heden
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Topics include: The importance of Proactive Marketing Market Research and Business Development; Resumes and Curricula Vitae Preparation; Education and Professional Certifications; Computer Skills and... More > Translation Software; Employment History and Past Performance; Translation & Interpretation; Website Localization; Translation Agencies and EO 13166; Oral Proficiency Interviews; Interagency Language Roundtable Proficiency Levels; Establishing Rates for Services; Quality Control and Quality Assurance; Government Printing Office Standards; Formal Quotes and Estimates; Effective Professional Services Contracts; Dispute Resolution; Copyright Ownership of Derivative Works; Project Delivery; Payment Acceptance & Processing; Small Business Administration Programs; Types of Business Ownership.< Less
The translation sales handbook By Luke Spear
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Proven strategies to find new and higher-paying clients, and to convert existing clients to higher-payers No doubt you’ve experienced your next project arriving minutes after the last. As the... More > last few weeks of non-stop project requests continue, you wonder when you will be able to actually stop and breathe for a minute. This treadmill of projects makes you a living, but leaves you no time to live. It’s enough to smother a business; or at least the person running it. If you had a plan to streamline your business, to continually improve the rates and deadlines of these projects as the months went by, you could start to look forward to spending more time living and less time working. This book offers a whole approach, a roadmap, to put you on that path. More information and alternative formats available at http://www.lukespear.co.uk/freelance-translation-sales-handbook< Less
A Contrarian’s View on Translation Standards By Luigi Muzii
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Selling translation is a hard job. In certain markets, an extremely hard one. Competition in the industry has always been based on price: the system favors lower costs and loyalty, rather than... More > excellence. This is also why translations have always been sold by the pound: it is simply easier and customers believe they know what they are buying and how much they are spending. The main cause is in the industry’s typical business model and structure of labor. Besides undermining productivity, this flaw encourages firms to remain micro-sized to avoid risks, constraints, and contingencies and to resort to standards and technology not to improve efficiency, or increase competitiveness, and stimulate demand, but to foster a positive perception in customers. But can standards prove actually useful? Is compliance sought after purposely? And how much are quality standards actually relevant to translation quality? Provided that quality is still making sense…< Less
A Contrarian’s View on Translation Standards By Luigi Muzii
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Selling translation is a hard job. In certain markets, an extremely hard one. Competition in the industry has always been based on price: the system favors lower costs and loyalty, rather than... More > excellence. This is also why translations have always been sold by the pound: it is simply easier and customers believe they know what they are buying and how much they are spending. The main cause is in the industry’s typical business model and structure of labor. Besides undermining productivity, this flaw encourages firms to remain micro-sized to avoid risks, constraints, and contingencies and to resort to standards and technology not to improve efficiency, or increase competitiveness, and stimulate demand, but to foster a positive perception in customers. But can standards prove actually useful? Is compliance sought after purposely? And how much are quality standards actually relevant to translation quality? Provided that quality is still making sense...< Less
The Entrepreneurial Linguist: The Business-School Approach to Freelance Translation By Judy and Dagmar Jenner
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Any linguist can become an entrepreneurial linguist, work with direct clients, and make a good living while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. This book by longtime translating twins Judy and... More > Dagmar Jenner will teach you how to start your entrepreneurial linguist journey. Written in a purposely non-academic style, "The Entrepreneurial Linguist: The Business-School Approach to Freelance Translation" will show you how to market your services to direct clients, build and nurture relationships, grow your client base in a structured way, use web 2.0 to promote your services, and much more. This book is intended for both beginning and established translators and interpreters around the world.< Less
The Entrepreneurial Linguist: The Business-School Approach to Freelance Translation By Judy and Dagmar Jenner
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Any linguist can become an entrepreneurial linguist, work with direct clients, and make a good living while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. This book by longtime translating twins Judy and... More > Dagmar Jenner will teach you how to start your entrepreneurial linguist journey. Written in a purposely non-academic style, "The Entrepreneurial Linguist: The Business-School Approach to Freelance Translation" will show you how to market your services to direct clients, build and nurture relationships, grow your client base in a structured way, use web 2.0 to promote your services, and much more. This book is intended for both beginning and established translators and interpreters around the world.< Less