More and more people are leaving their 9-5 jobs to become freelancers. The freedom, flexible hours, being their own boss, etc. are some of the reasons they’re making this decision. WhileContinue reading 5 Tips to Help You Be An Efficient Freelance Translator
My parents always told me that learning never stops. I want to give you the same advice and tell you that you have to constantly keep on learning new skills, particularly those about your industry. As a professional translator, it is only through constant learning that you can improve your translation skills, and grow your professional translation company.
When you were younger and learning how to write a paper, your teachers undoubtedly taught you about plagiarism and other bad writing practices. Your teachers instilled in you the idea that all of your work should be original, new. While these practices may have kept you out of trouble in school, they will only hurt you if you are a freelance translator. As a freelance translator you should not need to reinvent the wheel each time you accept a project. Especially if the bulk of your work involves the same language pair and it’s within the same field, you will see a repetition of phrases, terms, and even entire sentences. Here is where CAT (Computer Assisted Translation) tools can help. Instead of translating these segments over and over, a CAT tool reuses your old work to speed up the process. Interested? Let’s look at the benefits of using CAT tools and then discuss two of the most popular brands.
As someone working in the translation industry, you have probably heard the term Translation Memory (TM) thrown around many times. But what does translation memory mean and why should you use it to do your translations?
Starting and growing any business is tough. The challenges you encounter when setting up shop can leave you questioning why you even started the journey to be your own boss. However, if you continuously put in the time and effort, even when things are hard, you’ll surmount the challenges and ultimately succeed.
Innovativeness, resilience, availability of resources, good knowledge of your industry; These are some of the factors that help organizations succeed. However, you can have all the resources you need and resilience and still fail. Why? Because your company’s work organization is poor.Continue reading 8 Principles of Good Work Organisation
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The Knowledge Base is a community-driven terminology forum, where you can ask questions on the translation of particular phrases in defined language pairs. Translators post the tricky words and phrases they encounter and ask others for solutions.