E51: The New ATA Mastermind Program

By Teresa Kelly | January 29, 2021

Most translators and interpreters go into business understanding that finding and retaining clients will be hard work. What many fail to see, however, is the difficulty in running a business alone and not always knowing what to do next. Enter ATA’s new Mastermind Program!

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Purchase Orders Revisited

By The Savvy Newcomer | December 8, 2020

This post originally appeared on the blog My Words for a Change and it is republished with permission. Way back in 2015, I asked my…

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Strategies for Translation Providers in an Uncertain World… A Survival Guide

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 10, 2020

This post originally appeared on the blog The translation business and it is republished with permission. Sometimes, how we translators run our professional lives and…

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Freelance Finance: Setting Rates

By The Savvy Newcomer | September 8, 2020

Here at The Savvy Newcomer we understand that it can be intimidating to talk about money. It’s often a sticky subject, but we feel…

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What professors don’t teach you about translating professionally

By The Savvy Newcomer | August 25, 2020

During my undergraduate degree in translation, I felt like I was very prepared for a career in translation. I excelled in my language classes…

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Pricing Techniques in the Translation Industry

By The Savvy Newcomer | August 4, 2020

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn and it is republished with permission. In the translation industry two pricing techniques seem to dominate: cost plus…

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Emails asking for translation or interpreting rates: Here’s how I respond

By The Savvy Newcomer | July 28, 2020

I often get requests for my rates from organizations that are trying to build a database of individual translation or interpreting service providers. An…

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New Twists on Old Scams: Language Professionals Beware!

By The ATA Chronicle | July 20, 2020

Some scammers are finding new target audiences because a lot of people are working from home who have not worked from home before. While the current scams are not new, some scammers are adding new twists.

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53 Freelancing Mistakes That Are Costing You Clients, Cash, and Credibility

By The Savvy Newcomer | June 9, 2020

This post originally appeared on Copyblogger I don’t know about you, but when I started freelancing as a writer, I made a ton of…

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What the Business Practices Education Committee Is Doing for ATA Members

By The ATA Chronicle | May 11, 2020

To succeed in today’s competitive economy, you need specialized knowledge and an inside track. As an ATA member, we’ve got you covered with ATA’s Business Practices Education Committee.

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Why You Should Never Offer a “Free Quote” On Your Website (Or Elsewhere)

By The Savvy Newcomer | March 17, 2020

This post was originally published on Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo’s blog. It is reposted with permission from the author. Whether you’re a seasoned professional translator…

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What makes a good agency?

By The Savvy Newcomer | March 3, 2020

This post was originally published in the July-August 2009 edition of the ITI Bulletin. It is reposted with permission from the author. Herbert Eppel…

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