One of the plus/minus factors in the social media universe is the immortality of material that you post on the web. If you write an ill-advised comment on someone else’s blog, it’s there forever (unless you convince the blogger to remove it). However, the same isn’t true of a blog you write yourself; it’s not
Monthly Archive:: March 2010
Thoughts on Translation has been on three continents in the last two weeks, so we’ll let some other translation bloggers do the talking. Fortunately the translation blogosphere has been alive with ideas lately, here are a few that I found interesting: Two posts from Kevin Lossner over at Translation Tribulations: The state of OmegaT and
Whenever I give presentations for other translators, I find that I pick up as many tips as I dispense. Last week’s sessions for the Société Française des Traducteurs were no exception and I’ll be describing some of these newly-gleaned tips in some upcoming posts. This one comes courtesy of Sara Freitas-Maltaverne, author of the popular
Eve Bodeux and I will be giving two presentations (Marketing your translation services to clients in the United States and Web 2.0 for translators) for the Société Française des Traducteurs this week. Following are the links to some of the sites I will be mentioning in my sections of these presentations. Marketing your translation services
Last month, I ran a post on translating official documents which generated a lot of reader interest and comments. I’m back with a correction and an addition to that post: The correction: In the original post I advised translators of official documents to “Use a screenshot or graphics program to enhance your translations.” For example,
Despite the explosion in online and offline marketing techniques, the lowly business card remains one of the most cost-effective and widely used marketing materials in a freelance translator’s arsenal. Small, inexpensive, customizable, easy to distribute… business cards have a lot of advantages, so it’s worth looking at what makes a good (and bad) business card.