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6 less obvious reasons to learn a foreign language

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The language I am writing in right now is on its way to become the world’s universal language, for better or for worse. Whether we like it or not, it’s the language of the Internet, air traffic control, finance, diplomacy, music and many more. English is omnipresent.

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Translation and Transcription – What’s The Difference?

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For some, it might be obvious what the difference between translation and transcription is, but for many people telling the two apart is confusing.

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5 Tips to Be an Efficient Freelance Translator

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More and more people are leaving their 9-5 jobs to become freelancers. The freedom, flexible hours, being their own boss, etc. are some of the reasons they’re making this decision.

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5 Tips to Help You Be An Efficient Freelance Translator

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More and more people are leaving their 9-5 jobs to become freelancers. The freedom, flexible hours, being their own boss, etc. are some of the reasons they’re making this decision. While 

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7 Translation Blogs You Should Follow As A Translator

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My parents always told me that learning never stops. I want to give you the same advice and tell you that you have to constantly keep on learning new skills, particularly those about your industry. As a professional translator, it is only through constant learning that you can improve your translation skills, and grow your professional translation company.

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How Can CAT Tools Help You as a Freelance Translator?

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When you were younger and learning how to write a paper, your teachers undoubtedly taught you about plagiarism and other bad writing practices. Your teachers instilled in you the idea that all of your work should be original, new. While these practices may have kept you out of trouble in school, they will only hurt you if you are a freelance translator. As a freelance translator you should not need to reinvent the wheel each time you accept a project. Especially if the bulk of your work involves the same language pair and it’s within the same field, you will see a repetition of phrases, terms, and even entire sentences. Here is where CAT (Computer Assisted Translation) tools can help. Instead of translating these segments over and over, a CAT tool reuses your old work to speed up the process. Interested? Let’s look at the benefits of using CAT tools and then discuss two of the most popular brands.

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How Does Translation Memory Make Your Work Easier As A Translator?

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As someone working in the translation industry, you have probably heard the term Translation Memory (TM) thrown around many times. But what does translation memory mean and why should you use it to do your translations?

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9 Tips to Help You Grow Your Translation Business

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Starting and growing any business is tough. The challenges you encounter when setting up shop can leave you questioning why you even started the journey to be your own boss. However, if you continuously put in the time and effort, even when things are hard, you’ll surmount the challenges and ultimately succeed.

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8 Principles of Good Work Organisation

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Innovativeness, resilience, availability of resources, good knowledge of your industry; These are some of the factors that help organizations succeed. However, you can have all the resources you need and resilience and still fail. Why? Because your company’s work organization is poor.

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