5 Winning Strategies for Getting Work

Whether you are looking for more work or just different work, the following 5 strategies are great ways to diversify your client base or take the plunge into becoming a full-time freelance translation business owner.

56th ATA Conference: Should I Go?

In the past week alone, three of my freelancer clients have asked me this question since the rates go up again on October 16. Let me start by giving you every translator’s favorite answer…it depends. Come on, you knew that was coming! Don’t worry, here’s a breakdown of my thoughts on who should go, when it’s […]

How Much Am I Worth?

This might sound like a really complex question and, in some ways, it is. On the other hand, it can be boiled down to one really simple statement: You’re worth whatever someone will pay you. If you believe you’re worth $0.40/word, that’s awesome. I hope you are. If no one will pay you $0.40/word, guess […]

Automation: The Key to Translation Speed

Translating faster isn’t about rushing. It’s about saving time on everything else. As translators we perform so many time-consuming tasks without realizing it that it is all too easy to wonder where your day went. Here are some tricks I use to help automate what I can so I can spend my time translating.