Looking for an affordable worldwide phone? It’s here.

If you’re a translator or interpreter who travels frequently, I might have some good news for you!I recently returned from a trip to Hong Kong and Thailand, which was my first time anywhere in Asia and while I’d been to Europe several times, just a couple of months away from my trip, I realized that […]

3 Instant Productivity Boosters

Systems are important and so are processes but both take time to develop so if you’re looking for a way to boost your productivity instantly, check out these tools. You might have one or two, but I’d be willing to bet you don’t have the last and most important productivity booster in this list!1. Extra MonitorIf […]

Dear translator/linguist/resource…It’s not personal – it’s just business

We’ve all gotten those impersonal e-mails from agencies and companies starting with “dear translator,” “linguist,” the dreaded “resource” or some other generalized category. I know many translators who immediately delete these without reading them, others who jump on them trying to be the first to respond and still others who are either silently offended or…not-so-silently […]

8 Reasons Why I “Work from Home” in an Office

In 2008, I left my one and only true professional office job to pursue my freelance business full time, and I swore to myself that I would NEVER EVER work in an office again. I was now free…I was free to work in my house, cafés, hotel rooms in distant lands, the beach or a […]

3 Reasons Why Introverts Are Better at Sales

The other day I was talking to a friend of mine who owns an internet marketing company and manages their sales team. He mused that he and most of his entire sales team were all introverts. As an extrovert fascinated by psychology, I’ve actually read quite a bit about introverts but it wasn’t until that […]

High-Speed Quality Control

When it comes to translation, a simple mistyped number can mean the difference between a patient taking 50 mg vs. the correct 5 mg dose. In other words, it is literally life and death in some cases so there’s just no room for quality problems. In other specializations, patents might not be valid or wars […]