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

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

6 qualities that set a translation professional apart from an amateur

After hours of scrolling through online profiles of prospective translators, flipping pages of portfolios and references, how do you land on a top few? Or maybe it’s your first time engaging a translator in a project, or you’re partnering up with a new person. What qualities and experiences beyond the professional platitudes found in resumes … Continue reading 6 qualities that set a translation professional apart from an amateur

Five essential skills to help forge a successful career in translation

You might be a word nerd, a polyglot, or a self-proclaimed linguist – does this mean you were born a translator? Nurturing the passion for languages and translation along with developing the required technical skills lay the foundation for a potential career in translation. Strengthening certain personality traits and forming the right habits are just … Continue reading Five essential skills to help forge a successful career in translation

Setting Up for Success: How to work with a translator

So, you’ve evaluated your translation needs, made a search on the ATIA membership directory or connected with a good translation agency, and assessed your candidate’s qualifications to find someone professional, trained, and deeply experienced in the exact area of translation that you need. Now, how to optimize your working relationship with this translator? Good communication … Continue reading Setting Up for Success: How to work with a translator