No doubt you’ve heard it before: If you’re trying to increase your exposure, grow your network, and win more clients, you’ve got to work the social media scene. You may even have created your own Twitter account, grouped your Facebook contacts into relevant audiences for different posts, joined that mysterious Google+ network, or launched your […]
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  Yesterday, I returned to Colorado after attending the 56th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association in Miami. What a different experience it was compared to my very first ATA conference in New York City only a few years ago! I can still recall standing in the lobby of the conference hotel in NYC, […]
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By Marion Rhodes This week, I will fly to Chicago to attend the 55th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association. I am looking forward to meeting up with old friends and colleagues, getting to know new ones, and listening to a variety of interesting presentations. From Million Dollar Commas to Mastering the Challenges of a […]
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By Marion Rhodes Translator for German and English A little while ago, one of my colleagues from the Colorado Translators Association forwarded a funny email thread featuring one translator’s reply to a particularly gullible scammer. When only a few days later, I found a very similar email in my inbox, I couldn’t help but feel […]
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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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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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