So. You need to send a cold email pitch. Let me guess. Your toes are curling even at the thought. I know the deal. You spend forever and five days coming up with the email; refining, reviewing, restarting, ripping it all up and resolving to move to an ashram in the Himalayas where you won’t ever have to pitch again. But then you remember you have me to help. So here goes, a guide to how to write a cold email pitch without losing hair, sleep or sanity. Read More
Category Archives: Networking
During last month’s Let’s Talk Clients live chat, I trialled a new approach. As well as having panellists share their experiences and answer my (rather nosy) questions, I decided to gather some anecdotes and stories from colleagues about their client strategy. Funnily enough, despite all the different approaches, one of the common themes was colleagues’ reluctance to even call their strategy a strategy, and in my chats with them prior to the session, words that often came up were “luck” and “contacts”. Read More
Linkedin can be pushed down the priority list for freelancers. I often hear colleagues say that a Linkedin profile is “for employees” or “jobseekers” and not for self-employed individuals who are looking for clients, rather than cushy 9-5s.
I don’t agree.
Linkedin, when used correctly, can actually be an extension of your website, providing information that you perhaps won’t include there, and, contrary to popular belief, can be customised considerably; giving it your personal touch. You’ll notice I said it’s an extension of your website, not an extension of your CV. Read More
You know, the title of this blog post is a bit misleading (arrrgh! I’m breaking my own rules!) I’ve aimed it at “new translators”, but really, these tips serve any translators, be they fresh as daisies or been-around-the-blockers, the only requirement is that they want to improve. (This is all of us, right?)
I got asked to mentor two new translators over the summer, and, once I’d finished my bulk order of anti-aging cream, I decided to view it as a positive thing. I also started to think about how I could be of best service. What would my “tips” be? What did I wish I knew at the start of my career? The video at the end of this post, lovely colleagues, is what I came up with. Read More
Has anyone seen my comfort zone?
I seem to have misplaced it.
As you might have picked up from the extreme close up of my face below, today’s post is different. Yes, today’s post is a video post. And it’s all about changes. For those of you who prefer good old fashioned reading to this modern YouTube stuff, the transcript is below. Enjoy!
Happy Friday everyone! As it’s Friday and all around the world it’s either almost the weekend or already the weekend I thought a happy and helpful post would be a good way to go today. So. How helpful are you? On a scale of one to ten? I think we all like to think we help others as much as we can, and this should apply to our clients as well. Read More
I bet you thought this post was going to be about localising, didn’t you? Sorry to disappoint you if you were expecting a blog post on the difficulties of localising love poetry or the latest Mills & Boon novel (oooh, I would love to do that though!) But no, this post is about my love for keeping it local. Read More