Yesterday, I posted a blog on the website of the Colorado Translators Association where CTA treasurer Mery Molenaar explained how to renew your CTA membership for the coming year. It got me thinking about my own professional memberships, which will soon be up for renewal. The time has come to decide which memberships are worth […]
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By Marion Rhodes There has been a lot of talk about MOOCs, or massive open online courses, lately, among others by my fellow Colorado translator Corinne McKay. I finally wanted to try one for myself, so I registered for An Introduction to Marketing on Coursera.org a few weeks ago. It has been a while since […]
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Last week, I got an email from New York University containing a badge to promote the fact that I completed the NYU School of Continuing Professional Studies’ certificate program in German to English translation. It’s been several years since I completed this online program and I haven’t thought about it for a long time, but […]
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If you’re a freelance translator whose email address is listed somewhere on the Internet, chances are you’re all too familiar with scammers trying to exploit your business. You may not always know right away that an offer isn’t legitimate, but it usually doesn’t take long until you can smell a rat. Here is an exchange […]
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Today, I finally received the results of my practice test for the ATA certification exam, which I took earlier this year. I only completed the “A” passage, a translation of a general, usually journalistic text, which is the part of the exam that most people struggle with, according to ATA grader Jutta Diel-Dominique. I wanted […]
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During her session on time management for freelancers at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Colorado Translators Association in Boulder, Corinne McKay pointed out that one of her secrets is to stop being a “150%er” about everything. “Pick something to be mediocre at,” she said, adding that for her, having a perfect house is no […]
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This past weekend, I attended the 3rd Annual Conference of the Colorado Translators Association. As usual, I ended up leaving with a head full of ideas on how to improve my translation business, my productivity, and my work/life balance. In the past, that’s usually where it ended. But in the spirit of making 2013 a […]
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