By Marion Rhodes English-German Translator If expert positioning was a religious philosophy for translators, Marta Stelmaszak would be its guru. Over the course of the last week, I gained so much useful insight about taking my translation business to new professional heights that my head is still spinning trying to figure out where to begin. […]
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Every now and then, you come across a discussion on the Internet that you simply can’t ignore. Normally, I try to stay out of online exchanges with complete strangers. But yesterday, I ran into this gem on Yahoo: Question: Is translator a good career? “i’m 16 now, and im hoping to be a translator in […]
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By Marion Rhodes English ~German Translator I just listened to Tess Whitty’s latest Marketing Tips for Translators podcast on avoiding CV scams as a freelance translator. (Remember, I am still recovering and therefore have lots of free time.) As usual, it was packed full of useful information, and if you haven’t already, I highly recommend […]
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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 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 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 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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By Marion Rhodes As 2013 is nearing its end, so is my transition year as a freelancer. The past 12 months have been filled with preparations to grow my business and move up into the ranks of high-end translators. I deliberately kept my work load light to have time to focus on setting up my […]
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