Category Archives: Translator Job Tips

Three Myths About the Translation Business

There are countless languages in the world, most of which have many thousands and some even billions of monolingual or bilingual speakers. The laws of statistics would seem to dictate, therefore, that any attempt to set up a translation business is futile, if only because the number of potential competitors is overwhelming. However, once you have begun your translation business you will realise that serious competition – i.e., from rivals with business acumen and the nerve to question translation myths – is in fact comparatively scarce. Native […]

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French Translators and French Learning Software

Using French learning software and French translators can be a very good option for those who want to learn to French but are short on time. TopTenREVIEWS has selected the best French Translators and French Learning Software programs, based on criteria including Feature Set, such as touch, sight, and sound; Ease of Use and Installation; Help/Documentation and technical support; Fundamentals; and Effectiveness. French Before You Know It: This French learning tool is a flashcard program created by Transparent, which is designed to help users develop their French […]

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How to Become a Successful Freelance Translator

After completing their translation training programmes at higher professional education or university level, many students can’t wait to set up as a freelance translator. However, gaining a foothold as a freelancer in a very competitive translation market may turn out to be a pretty complicated business. Translation agencies are not usually keen on contracting inexperienced translators, business clients are difficult to find without commercial tools, and the tax authorities won’’t just accept anyone as a self-employed person. So what do you need to do to set up […]

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