Marketing to Direct Clients

By The Savvy Newcomer | December 2, 2014

Reblogged from the ATA Business Practices. Instead of working exclusively for agencies, many translators and interpreters are discovering that working for direct clients is…

Read More

What to do when things slow down…

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 25, 2014

By Helen Eby As freelancers, we are thrilled when we get a lot of work! Then we go pretty crazy with the load, saying…

Read More

Lesson 94: 9 Negotiation mistakes every translator has been guilty of at least once

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 11, 2014

By Marta Stelmaszak Reblogged from Want Words with permission from the author I thought it was a very relevant topic to cover because of many misconceptions…

Read More

ATA Science & Technology Division 2014 National Meeting Program

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 21, 2014

By Matthew Schlecht The ATA Science & Technology Division has a solid program at the 55th ATA Annual Meeting with content that will appeal…

Read More

The Freelance Juggling Act: Balancing Work, Family, and the Rest of Life as a Freelancer

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 14, 2014

By Corinne McKay  What’s the best and the worst thing about freelancing? It’s all up to you! Whether you work 20 hours a week or…

Read More

International Translation Day: A celebration of language and human rights

By The Savvy Newcomer | September 30, 2014

By Daniela Guanipa Today’s post is a celebration of all the language professionals who make a difference in our world – whether it is…

Read More

Ten evenings per year

By The Savvy Newcomer | September 2, 2014

By Caitilin Walsh It doesn’t seem like a huge time investment, but they are some of the most demanding hours for me professionally. During those…

Read More

ATA Business Smarts – The Midsummer Slump

By The Savvy Newcomer | August 19, 2014

Reblogged from ATA Business Practices Dear Business Smarts: During the past two weeks, very little work has come in. My regular clients all seem…

Read More

Happy Birthday to The Savvy Newcomer!

By The Savvy Newcomer | August 12, 2014

This Friday, August 15, marks the first anniversary of The Savvy Newcomer blog – still very young, but, boy has its presence been felt! …

Read More

Eight Unusual Tips for Newcomers

By The Savvy Newcomer | July 29, 2014

By Steven Marzuola & The Savvy Newcomer As you might already know, online groups are an excellent source for discussing the everyday challenges we…

Read More

Tips for an Interpreter-Friendly Presentation

By The Savvy Newcomer | July 22, 2014

By Ewandro Magalhães Featured article from The ATA Chronicle, originally published in August 2012 As much as we hate to admit it, interpreters make…

Read More

Helen’s summer reading topic: Spanish linguistics

By The Savvy Newcomer | July 15, 2014

By Helen Eby I plan to teach a class on the formal aspects of Spanish for Hispanics who speak Spanish well and have a…

Read More