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The LinkedIn “foot in the door” strategy

This is a guest post by Maryam Abdi. Maryam is a registered Somali court interpreter and the owner of Expert Somali Translations, a boutique firm offering Somali > English translations and cultural consulting services to legal and government sectors. She is the creator of Translators Academy where she blogs about marketing, sales and career strategies for …

Little tip: CIA World Factbook

A small tip here, but a really helpful one (for me, at least!). If you’re translating documents that include country names, city names, adjectives for residents of a certain country, etc., the CIA World Factbook is a great resource. It’s produced by the US Central Intelligence Agency, and includes data on “on every country, dependency, and …

Back at the wordface

As has become my family’s summer tradition, we headed off on a bike trip for the month of July. Last year’s trip took us from Lake Geneva to Salzburg; this year we started in our very own driveway and wound our way through the Colorado mountains for three weeks, visiting Aspen, Crested Butte and Telluride, and …

For when you're tired of reading…

I just updated the Speaking of Translation recordings page with a new recording: French to English orthopedics translator Joanne Archambault’s interview on finding direct clients through translation industry conferences. It’s the same recording that I ran in this post on my blog, just in a different location. But while you’re over there, you can also check …