Working from home Archive

The work/life balance: a new Speaking of Translation podcast

Last night, Eve Bodeux and I hosted a Speaking of Translation conference call entitled “The freelance juggling act: balancing work, family and the rest of life.” We had the pleasure of interviewing three freelancers: Andy Bell (Scandinavian translator and dad of 3), Marianne Reiner (English to French translator and mom of 2) and Karen Tkaczyk

A co-working update

Inspired by Judy Jenner’s post about her first three months of co-working, here’s an update on my own co-working situation. Brief background: about this time last year, I came to a few realizations. Next year (now this year), my daughter would be starting middle school and would be getting more independent. My husband, who used

Why do some freelance translators fail?

I’m not a great “tough love” advice-dispenser, but I’m going to give it a try. I work with a lot of beginning translators in my online course (shameless self-promo: the next session starts on April 3 and there are four spots left!). When I follow up with students over the months and years after they