Guest Posts

A New Book For Translators: The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Successful Freelance Translator

Our new book, The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Successful Freelance Translator, is a fast-paced and informative guide to the translation industry and how you can find your place within it. It covers a wide range of topics to help brand-new translators, experienced veterans and even those who are thinking of going into translation but haven’t yet taken the first step. In this article, we’d like to highlight some of our favourite chapters from the book to give you a brief introduction to its content and style. Continue reading

The Hidden Comment Marketing Power For Freelance Translators

A few months ago I was honored to become a moderator of an FB group “Successful Freelance Translators” (SFT) launched by Simon Akhrameev. If you are a freelance translator or you intend to become the one, and you are still not in this group, I would encourage you to become a member. You will get lots of useful information and tips on how to build your personal brand, start and promote your services. And it is the SFT group’s activity that inspired me to write this post about comment marketing. Continue reading

What Made Me Choose and Keep Translators as a Project Manager

Knowing how to sell your services to clients and, even more importantly, how to keep those customers, are vital to the success of any freelance language professional.

I had a short stint (about a year) as a translation project manager when I was transitioning from in-house work to full-time freelancing, waiting for business to pick up.

I managed over 100 projects, enough to have plenty of tips to share with fellow freelance translators… and a long list of horror stories.

While this advice is solely based on my personal experience, I’m sure it will apply to many project managers you are currently working (or hoping to work) with. Continue reading