Productivity Archive

Tips for finishing things

When author Anne Lamott’s father told her to “make a commitment to finishing things” if she wanted be successful as a writer, he gave her a great piece of advice. It really is the unfinished things in life that drive you crazy. And if you’re like me, you always finish things when they’re for clients.

Speaking of Translation: tips for getting things done, productivity, and time management

In this episode, Eve and Corinne offer tips for getting things done: how to get into the productivity mindset, how to form a productivity support group, and how to tailor your time management techniques to your personality. We also recommend the following podcasts on productivity: Tess Whitty’s interview with Get It Done Guy Stever Robbins

Non-billable work: learn to live with it!

Thanks to reader Lisa Rodriguez for suggesting this post! Lisa (correctly) points out that “even with well-oiled procedures, it is *normal* to spend hours” on tasks like record-keeping, cleaning up bills and outstanding invoices, etc. As Lisa comments, “It’s part of the job…no point in getting bent out of shape about it.” Yes. Amen. I

New podcast: outsourcing for translators

Eve Bodeux and I recently recorded a joint podcast with Tess Whitty, host of the popular Marketing Tips for Translators podcast. The topic is outsourcing for translators: not outsourcing your actual translation work, but outsourcing business, marketing and productivity tasks so that you can focus on the work that you enjoy and do best (while