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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By Marion Rhodes With the holidays coming up, I was wondering how I could set up an automatic out-of-office reply for my business email account, which is linked to my Gmail account. The provider I use for my business email doesn’t offer an auto-response function, and although Gmail has an option to schedule a vacation […]
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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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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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I usually try not to recycle blog posts I write for the Colorado Translators Association, but I am going to make an exception this time. My latest entry in the CTA blog is somewhat of a personal account of my experience as social media director for the association, so I figured it has a place […]
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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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Planning a trip to a professional conference always has its logistic challenges, but if you’re a mom, there are even more factors to consider. Sometimes things work out, sometimes they don’t. In my case, this year, they didn’t. I had planned to attend the 54th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association in San Antonio […]
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