Month: December 2011

Finally…

At long last, the second edition of my book How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator is available on Amazon. I’m in the process of spiffing up its Amazon page with a Look Inside function and a Kindle edition (and of course some reviews…hint hint!) but I’m excited that it’s available in the retail chain. The …

Mox's book is here!

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Alejandro Moreno-Ramos has released Mox’s Illustrated Guide to Freelance Translation, including 200 Mox cartoons and 13 essays by translator-bloggers. I was excited to be asked to write the essay on marketing and I’m really looking forward to getting my copy of the book in the mail. So if …

New blog for interpreters

I’ve often harped on the topic of unfilled blogging niches, and specifically on the lack of blogs for/by interpreters and for/by translation buyers and clients. So I was excited to see Tony Rosado’s new blog The Professional Interpreter, written in English and Spanish. Tony is a Mexican attorney, Federally certified court interpreter and well-known conference interpreter …

5 things to do before 2012

Hello readers! Thoughts on Translation is back from an incredible two weeks in Costa Rica: we visited Corcovado National Park and the Arenal volcano area and it was truly amazing. I highly recommend Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp and the Sirena ranger station for a truly off-the-beaten-track experience. Think wild tapirs wandering down the beach and 10-foot …