Monthly Archive:: October 2011

Upcoming ATA conference

The 52nd annual conference of the American Translators Association is fast approaching (preconference seminar day is this Wednesday, October 26) and I’m looking forward to seeing lots of colleagues and great presentations in Boston! This year I’m involved with three sessions: IC-3, Working Successfully with a Translation Partner from 10:00-11:00 AM on Friday. Eve Bodeux

Off-topic: Don't forget to play!

This post is not intended to draw any large or important lessons about the world of freelancing, other than the fact that most freelance translators need to have more fun. Here in Colorado, one of our ubiquitous slogans is Don’t forget to play!, a reference to the fact that the Colorado Lottery is the primary

When a client is dissatisfied

No matter how meticulous you are about a) your translations and b) your business practices, you can’t work as a freelancer without dealing with disgruntled clients from time to time. First, let’s say this: unless you love interpersonal conflict, dealing with unhappy clients is awful. Running your own business means caring very deeply about your