By Marion Rhodes English~German translator I recently had a brief insights session with a career coach to outline the next steps on my path towards business success. After 8 years of building my freelance business, I figured I had reached a point where my translation career might benefit from some outside of the box perspective.  […]
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By Marion Rhodes English~German translator I’m a sucker for a good webinar. Over the past two years or so, I’ve joined so many GoToMeeting sessions that I probably have enough credits for my own personalized translation degree by now. Alas, this morning, I attended a particularly interesting webinar by the Alexandria Project on income diversification […]
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By Marion Rhodes English~German translator Yesterday, I was working on a translation in Trados Studio 2014 when my fingers accidentally hit a wrong key combination. Suddenly, I found myself staring at a new window in my browser showing a clean, side-by-side view of the source text and my translation. After the initial panic (What did […]
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By Marion Rhodes English~German translator Last week, I received the following email in my inbox: “Top of the day to you, I kindly need a tranlator for an article, Kindly get back to me if you’re interested. Thank You.” First things first – this is obviously a scam, given away by the bad grammar and […]
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By Marion Rhodes A week ago, my 3-year-old woke up with a high fever. I knew right away that spring break was going to take an even bigger toll on my work routine than I had anticipated. In addition to a largely self-sufficient first-grader, I now also had a sick preschooler at home with me […]
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By Marion Rhodes English~German translator Social media platforms are a translator’s best friend when it comes to networking and word-of-mouth marketing. Over the last year or so, I’ve experienced first-hand that spending time on creating a well-rounded social media presence is a worthwhile investment. But I’m not going to lie. Social media marketing is time […]
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By Marion Rhodes A little more than a year ago, when I started working as social media coordinator for the Colorado Translators Association, I was very much a newbie to the world of xl8 and t9n. Even though I had been working as a translator for many years, I never really thought about connecting with […]
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By Marion Rhodes English~German translator In the world of social media, Pinterest is an oddball. It’s not really a networking tool, not a communication platform, not a photo album. Rather, it’s a collection of… well, everything. Recipes, home improvement ideas, style advice, you name it, you’ll find it on Pinterest. It’s a virtual bulletin board […]
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By Marion Rhodes Oh, what a week it’s been! I had hoped to ease into the new year with a light work load, but alas, no such luck. Instead of leisurely updating my various Internet presences and catching up on my session recordings from the 2013 ATA Conference, I found myself conducting interviews, publishing blog […]
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I just got home from our annual holiday dinner of the Colorado Translators Association. At the beginning of each year, the members of our local association get together for a night of good food and good company. This was the second year I attended, and I can honestly say I had a great time with […]
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