Monthly Archives: November 2016

Let’s Talk Clients – the podcast

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We did it again!

Last week, on 17th November, we had another live chat, and this time we talked about all things…client! And there wasn’t a technical hitch challenge in sight! (Unless you count my cough…) We looked at the different mix of clients that translators have; from 100% agency to 100% direct, and everything in between.

So what did we learn? Just like with the rates chat, we learnt that it’s a personal thing. What works for one translator might not work for another, and, above all, we came to understand that that’s okay. It’s good to be different, and each combo has its own merits. Read More

Let’s Talk (Direct) Clients – live chat announcement

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Do you work with direct clients?

Or do you shudder at the thought? Maybe you have a mix of direct and agency clients (that’s cool too.) When I started out as a translator, I thought that everyone just worked with agencies. It didn’t occur to me, at least at first, that I could go direct. I’m not sure why, I guess I just assumed that if it were a possibility then surely someone would’ve told me. (Yes, I did believe in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy for a considerable portion of my youth…) Read More

Focus On: New Translators (Part 3 – Be a business)

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Dear New(ish) Translators,

I delivered this talk as part of the MA in Translation at Queens’ University, Belfast, and decided to turn it into Part 3 of my Focus on: New Translators series, as a sort of an open letter. As you’ll see from most of my material, I’m big on openness in the translation industry. I think that new translators should start as they mean to go on, by putting practices in place that mean they’re running their business as a business, right from the start. So let’s get going. Read More

Whatever your requirements, I can work something out to suit your style. GET IN TOUCH

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