Category: Buying translations

Winter/Spring coaching groups: early bird rate ends December 15

Just a reminder that the Early Bird rate ($290) for my four-week online coaching groups ends on December 15. I’m running four groups: Getting Started as a Freelance Translator (January), Beyond the Basics of Freelancing (February), Marketing to Translation Agencies (March), and Marketing to Direct Clients (April). Each runs for four weeks and includes weekly slide …

Two posts that translation clients should read

For anyone who’s a translation buyer, here are two excellent blog posts on what makes a good client. Ryan Ginstrom’s Five practices of agencies that get it gives five specific examples of how his agency clients have impressed him. I agree with these wholeheartedly; especially the feedback piece. It’s not hard to understand why clients are …

Care and feeding of a translator

When asked how their work load is these days, most translators I know and work with will respond, “Never busier.” This seems, not surprisingly, to have led to a situation where translation buyers are having an increasingly difficult time recruiting qualified translators, so I’ve put together a few pieces of advice on best practices for contacting …

The first step in translation quality: a qualified translator

Last week, I was visiting the website of a certain country’s embassy in the U.S. (yes, I’m deliberately protecting their identity because they’ve promised that the issue is being rectified!) and just out of curiosity, checked to see if they had any information about translation, since this country’s official language is not English. I was at …