Time for a vacation!

You’ve got a pile of work – and more keeps coming in. It’s great that all your clients want your help, but you’ve been feeling burnt out and overwhelmed lately. You don’t want to turn down work. After all, don’t you have to get what you can while it’s available? But you haven’t taken a […]

Accomplish More with the Micro-Progress Phenomenon

Have you ever checked something off your to-do list and then felt inspired to continue tackling items on the list? This phenomenon is known as micro-progress. The feeling of making progress – no matter how small – can help encourage to you become even more productive. Now imagine how productive you would be if your […]

Why You Need a Style Guide (and a Sample One to Get You Started!)

What’s a style guide? Style guides, in the most general terms, govern the written content that a brand produces. These documents give guidelines for how written materials should be written, edited and translated. Style guides give recommendations on tone, style, voice, grammar, punctuation and other writing conventions. A strong brand with a cohesive voice will […]

Use These Three Techniques to Make Email More Efficient

Email is the double-edged sword of the business world. It allows communication with anyone at any time. That’s also the problem. We can send and receive emails 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And it’s even harder in our industry. With the increasing globalization of business, especially within the translation and interpretation sector, […]

Batching Tasks to Increase Efficiency

We’ve all been there – an email comes in and you think to yourself, “I’ll just answer this real quick.” The next thing you know, you’re reviewing PDFs of invoices from last month because you needed to reference something in that email reply. One thing leads to another and suddenly it’s 4:30 in the afternoon […]

Meet Melissa Kamenjarin, Success by Rx’s New Copywriter

As the new copywriter for Success by Rx, I’m excited to introduce myself to you. My name is Melissa Kamenjarin, and I am a Spanish/English translator, writer, editor and proofreader specializing in educational materials, health insurance, non-profits, and published fiction and non-fiction books, blogs and websites. Some of my clients include educational materials publishers, published […]

Don’t Limit Your Resolutions to Once a Year

Happy New Year from Success by Rx! This is the time of year when many people take stock of their lives and make resolutions to change certain things. Some people end up with a huge list of New Year’s resolutions every year and get quickly overwhelmed by the daunting task of tackling them all at […]

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 […]

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 […]