A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a newsletter and blog post on the topic, Is translation a dying profession? My opinion is: no, the translation profession is not dying, but I understand why people ask the question. Here’s a related question: What should you do if your translation business is dying? I’ve received a […]Continue Reading
Dealing with FOMO as a freelancer
Fear of missing out–FOMO–is a reality of life as a freelancer. Recently, I’ve heard from various students and colleagues about situations such as: As freelancers, we know that we are a non-renewable resource. We know that burnout is a risk. We know that we can’t take every single project that we’re offered. And yet, we […]Continue Reading
Is translation a dying profession?
This week’s post topic was suggested by a reader: Is translation a dying profession? Good question! Short answer: In my opinion, no, but I understand why people ask that. Longer answer: Let me start with three data points… Given all of that, I definitely don’t see translation as a dying profession, but/and… I hope these […]Continue Reading
Why all the website anxiety?
So many freelance translators and interpreters have so much website anxiety. They’ve been meaning to/planning to/thinking they should set up a website for the past three years and it’s still not done. Or, they hate their website. I’ve observed that it’s kind of “a thing” with translators and interpreters: it’s hard to even find people […]Continue Reading
Three basic mindset tips for freelancers
Last month’s March Marketing Madness challenge group was a lot of fun, and I always enjoy learning from the group participants and coming away from the month with some new ideas. I’m always trying to refine and improve my mindset tips around marketing and business management, because I think it’s an area that a lot […]Continue Reading