Smart ways to work breaks into your work day

Now that you’re working for yourself, you can theoretically take breaks whenever you want. So why aren’t you? I know, I know. You’re too busy. You don’t have the time. You might miss out on the next project because you didn’t check your email. There’s too much email to take a break. There’s not enough […]

Book some free time into your schedule

Ever feel like you never get a chance to do what you love in your free time? Ever feel like there is no free time? You’re not alone. It’s way too easy to fall into this trap. And each time you do manage to carve out a little bit of extra time here and there, […]

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 […]