On Globalization and Translation

​What are the roles of translators and interpreters in a highly globalized, multilingual, and interconnected world? When every second citizen in a big city claims to be fluent in more than one language, what can we (passionate language lovers and professional translators) offer? Globalization: is it a threat for many of us who rely on … Continue reading On Globalization and Translation

Are You Cut Out to Work as an Interpreter? Six key traits of professional interpreters

Are you a bilingual or multi-lingual individual thinking about putting your language knowledge to work? Perhaps already working as a translator and looking to branch out? Interpretation is rewarding work, but knowledge of languages is only a starting point for success in the field. Do you have several of these six traits of successful and … Continue reading Are You Cut Out to Work as an Interpreter? Six key traits of professional interpreters

The Art of Exceeding Client Expectations: Why customer service should matter to freelancers

As a freelance translator or interpreter, you’ve dedicated years to learning your craft, building a portfolio and mastering certifications. You may want to believe that your specialized knowledge and experience will speak for (and sell) itself, but succeeding as a freelancer takes a whole host of other skills. A freelancer has to be his or … Continue reading The Art of Exceeding Client Expectations: Why customer service should matter to freelancers

Important Tips for Working with Language Service Providers

As a new translator starting out or a seasoned professional who likes to keep things simple, it might be the case that you decide you want to work for a Language Service Provider (LSP) or translation agency rather than seeking out clients directly. Whatever your reasons for pursuing work with an LSP, there are some … Continue reading Important Tips for Working with Language Service Providers

Essential Tips for Writing Your Translation CV

Translation agencies and organizations looking to hire in-house translators tend to receive a high volume of applications, even on a weekly basis. It becomes increasingly important then to ensure that your CV stands out in all the right ways. But what does this mean? Below, we explore the “dos and don’ts” of translation CVs. Do: … Continue reading Essential Tips for Writing Your Translation CV