Monthly Archives: June 2016

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Literary vs Technical Translation – 5 major differences

In literary translation you have fewer unknown words but spend more time deciding which word better conveys the original’s tone.     In literary translation you get paid less for translating more than simple meaning.  In technical translation you have to be highly specialized in the field you are translating (eg. Medicine, Finance, EU terminology etc) while in…

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Summer Essentials for Translators

Deadlines Because you know you can’t work if everyone is on the beach and you keep dreaming of mojitos and tan lines. NOTHING MAKES ME MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN THE LAST MINUTE is probably my summer mantra and I’m not ashamed of it! I need to be super focused to work! 2. Coffee To wake up…

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The not-so-fab side of freelancing

Have you ever thought of quitting your desk job in the dreams of creating a mobile career where you would be able to work from anywhere in the world? So have I! And I’m telling you most of the time its fabulous and lives up to the expectations. But there are almost equal times when…

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Are you ready to go freelance?

June 9 was National Freelancer’s day in the UK and even though we don’t celebrate it in Greece I was planning to take some time off to look into  some CPD and translator training courses as well as ponder about some changes I want to make in my translation agency. However, and brilliantly illustrating the fact that a freelancer…

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Summer Resolutions

Summer might not be full on here yet but I’m in a summer mood and I have set forth a couple of resolutions for this summer – don’t worry, I’ll add more soon so that I won’t have to admit that i failed them all in September 😛 My no 1 resolution this summer is:…

Translator training summer courses

Personal and professional development is all the rave lately – and not without reason. Our hectic schedules and limited time, though, do not allow for much of any of those two. Or do they? This summer consider doing something for yourself and your business – enrol in a summer course! It is fun and useful at…