Self-Care for Busy Professionals

Self-care is often defined as anything we purposefully do to take care of our emotional, spiritual, and mental health. But there is much more to it than that. What we often don’t hear about is self-care defined as the opposite – things we don’t engage in because they are not good for our health.  Additionally, … Continue reading Self-Care for Busy Professionals

How We can Use Feedback for Business Growth

Feedback has always been an effective form of communication used by humans. It has been defined as a response to a person’s behavior that influences whether that behavior will continue or stop. In other words, feedback is information given to us that tells us how we are doing – the good and the bad. When … Continue reading How We can Use Feedback for Business Growth

6 Ways to Sharpen Listening Skills

​Steven R. Covey, in his famous book that outlines The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, stated that “most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply”.  Interpreters, however, understand that listening to understand is fundamental to the work we do. Without proper listening, vital information can … Continue reading 6 Ways to Sharpen Listening Skills

Creativity Boosting Ideas for Translators

​Translation isn’t always thought of as a creative process. Some view translation as a simple act of moving already created sentences and phrases from one language to another. Translation is actually much more complex. As a translator, you act as a gateway between two languages, as if you are standing along a border, balancing two worlds. It requires an understanding of … Continue reading Creativity Boosting Ideas for Translators

Partners in translation: why you need a translation buddy¬ and how to find one

​ Even though you might love flying solo, you need a flock of like-minded translators to support you through your journey. Forming strong professional bonds is an investment in your growth. Not only that, a safe space where you can be frank about your struggles and successes is beneficial for your mental health and can … Continue reading Partners in translation: why you need a translation buddy¬ and how to find one