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Why (some) translators have the blues and what to do about it

An article published in The Economist on May 27th, 2017, and entitled “Why translators have the blues”, highlighted perfectly the reasons why, a couple of years ago, I decided to write and talk about coaching and change management in the translation industry. According to this article, our profession is under pressure due to “fierce global […]

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FREE Webinar: Translation In Transition

When I started freelancing as a translator, Mark Zuckerberg was busy writing the code for a new website called “The Facebook”, LinkedIn was still in its infancy and Twitter was just a sound that birds made. Fast forward 13 years and social media have transformed the way we communicate and do business. Other changes have taken place […]

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“Calling Yourself A Coach?” – Demystifying Coaching In The Translation Community

  There has been much debate in the translation community over the past few weeks about coaching and its value (or lack of) for our profession. As a qualified translator and qualified coach, I was sometimes shocked, sometimes hurt, sometimes encouraged and uplifted by the comments I read on various social media platforms. But one […]

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Design Your Life As A Translator And/Or Interpreter

Did you know that only 20% of the population have a passion? Most people like many things but can’t identify a single one of them as a passion. So if you’re feeling unsure about what to do next or what direction to take as a translator/interpreter, if you’re unsure about what you should specialise in, […]

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10 Tips To Make The Cover Of A Magazine

  What better way to promote your translation business than to feature on the cover of a magazine? It could be a translation magazine, or a magazine aimed at your target market. You may think that your chances of featuring on a cover are next to none, but it actually happened to me last month, unexpectedly. […]

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Time Management For Translators – Time Log Exercise

Have you ever thought that there weren’t enough hours in the day? Do you find it difficult to keep on top of your to-do list? You’re not alone. Despite all the time-saving technology now at our disposal, time management remains an issue for most of us. It is one of the main challenges freelance translators and interpreters have […]

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ATA57 Translation Conference – Finding and Targeting a Niche Market

  Would you like your translation business to be in the spotlight at ATA’s 57th annual conference in San Francisco this autumn? It’s official, I have been selected as one of the speakers for ATA57, which is going to take place in Everybody’s Favorite City on November 2-5 2016. The topic of my session will be “Finding […]

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Coaching Tips For Translators

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of being interviewed on Blabbing Translators by Dmitry Kornyukhov and Elena Tereshchenkova. The recording of the interview is now available to everybody on YouTube. In this interview, I answer many relevant questions about coaching and share a lot of coaching tips for translators and other freelancers. We discuss vision, goal setting, […]

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6 Steps To Continued Success As A Translator

HOW CAN WE REMAIN SUCCESSFUL AS TRANSLATORS ON A MARKET THAT IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING? We may be tempted to think that the answer is to focus on what we know and do best – translating – but focusing solely on our core skills isn’t enough to ensure sustainability. As professional linguists, it is vital for […]

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The Translator’s Success Wheel

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a video about the Translator’s Change Management Wheel, and I’m pleased to say that it’s reached quite a large audience thanks to shares on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms. At the end of that video, I announced that the Translator’s Success Wheel would be coming soon, […]

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