Month: January 2012

A few financial management tips

After working all day on my business taxes (year-end and fourth quarter…I need a mocha!), my thoughts are firmly stuck in the financial realm. So let’s stick with that topic and talk about some tips for managing your freelance finances. Some of these are US-specific and some apply worldwide, so especially if you’re an overseas reader, …

Webinar on remote interpreting

On January 25 at noon New York time (the same time as the Speaking of Translation question and answer call), my good friend and colleague Cris Silva is presenting what looks like a fabulous webinar for ATA, on webcast and telephone interpreting. Cris does a lot of remote interpreting for high-profile events, so I’m sure that …

Off-topic: travel A-Z

To reward myself for finishing part of my taxes, here’s a spinoff of Jill Sommer’s post on the ABCs of traveling; a great Internet meme for language geeks! I agree with Jill that just assembling this list brought back some fabulous memories, and just for fun, it also prompted me to tally all of the countries …

My favorite mistake

No, not the Sheryl Crow song, the Newsweek/Daily Beast Column. Maybe I just love reading about other people’s mistakes, but the last-page “My Favorite Mistake” essay is my favorite part of the redesigned Newsweek. Written by famous people of various flavors, these columns just reinforce the fact that whether it’s Madeleine Albright wearing her “three monkeys” …

Upcoming session of Getting Started as a Freelance Translator

The next session of my online course “Getting Started as a Freelance Translator” starts on Wednesday, January 25. This is a four-week “quick start” session for any new translators who want to get a jump on their business goals for 2012. During the session, we focus on four assignments: a translation-targeted resume and cover letter, a …

Thoughts on Translation 2011 annual report

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Note from Corinne: I know this is a little self-congratulatory, but I actually find these annual reports interesting!! Feel free to skip this post if it doesn’t interest you. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog …