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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
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 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
Medical Translation, The Why's and Wherefores By Mark Gibson
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This book examines translation practices in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. With a focus on validation and quality, it discusses a potential gap between translation theory, best... More > practice and what is actually happening in the translation industry with respect to providing product information translations in these sectors. Examples are offered from my own experiences, those of other translators and evidence from research. I discuss partnering with translation agencies, I present a guide to establishing a pool of translators and reviewers and I end by raising a number of points regarding translating product information in languages outside of the European Union, where expertise and insights become rarer.< Less
How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, Second Edition By Corinne McKay
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The original how-to guide for people who want to launch and run a successful freelance translation business! With over 4,000 copies in print, the first edition of How to Succeed as a Freelance... More > translator has become a widely-cited reference for the translation industry. The fully revised second edition includes 200+ pages of practical tips on writing a translation-targeted resume and cover letter, preparing a marketing plan, setting up a functional home office, finding and keeping well-paying clients and more! New in this edition: separate sections on marketing to agencies and direct clients, a new chapter focusing on your first year as a freelance translator and a new chapter on online networking and social media. Plus a preview of the author's next book, "Thoughts on Translation"< Less
Turn Your Second Language Into Ca$h: Seven Essentials to Becoming a Successful Translator By Denise Russell
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TURN YOUR SECOND LANGUAGE INTO CASH provides an insider's grasp of how the translation industry works; how to successfully market yourself as a translator, the different people involved in the... More > translation process and how to work well with them in a team. The electronic book also advises you as to the freelance aspect of the career, outlining how to appear professional as one works from a home office, the equipment one will be expected to have, and ways to network. This "must have" guide to the world of freelance translation features 173 pages with a wealth of information, such as where to get degrees and certifications, translation associations for support and connections, a list of over 750 translation companies around the world where to send resumes, and resources for the self-employed.< Less
Journey Through The Bhagavad Gita - A Modern Commentary With Word-To-Word Sanskrit-English Translation By GK Marballi
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The Bhagavad Gita contains the essence and analysis of the Vedas and the Upanishads - ancient Indian spiritual texts that are at the heart of Indian spiritual tradition. It presents us with a... More > solution for completely eradicating sorrow from our lives. This book is a straightforward, modern, and simple explanation and commentary of the Bhagavad Gita. Each shloka (verse) is explained in detail. A summary of each chapter is also included. No prior background in Indian scriptures or Vedanta is required. Serious students of the Gita will also appreciate the word-to-word Sanskrit-to-English translation of each verse. About The Author GK Marballi works in the technology industry and is presently based in New York City. He received his bachelors degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai, and his MBA from Harvard Business School.< Less
Turn your Second Language into Cash By Denise Russell
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The e-book TURN YOUR SECOND LANGUAGE INTO CASH provides an insider’s grasp of how the translation industry works; how to successfully market yourself as a translator, the different people... More > involved in the translation process and how to work well with them in a team. The electronic book also advises you as to the freelance aspect of the career, outlining how to appear professional as one works from a home office, the equipment one will be expected to have, and ways to network. This “must have” guide to the world of freelance translation features 173 pages with a wealth of information, such as where to get degrees and certifications, translation associations for support and connections, a list of over 750 translation companies around the world where to send resumes, and resources for the self-employed.< Less