From ATA’s Divisions: The German Language Division

By The Savvy Newcomer | June 24, 2014

By Arnold Winter As a German-to-English translator, it was a “no brainer” for me to join the ATA’s German Language Division at the start…

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Technology Considerations for Beginning Translators

By The Savvy Newcomer | June 3, 2014

By Tommy Tomolonis Translators are expected to fulfill many roles in today’s market. In addition to being linguistic experts, translators are also expected to…

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The Hidden Part of the Job

By The Savvy Newcomer | May 6, 2014

By Giovanna Lester  In my marketing workshops I discuss a subject I call “Anatomy of a Project.” The focus is on the immediate interaction…

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Nice Interpreter!

By The Savvy Newcomer | April 22, 2014

By Judy and Dagmar Jenner Reblogged from Translation Times with permission from the authors Today’s post is about the importance of being, well, nice.…

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Bilingualism – Part III

By The Savvy Newcomer | April 15, 2014

In this third and final part of the series about Bilingualism, Eta Trabing discusses what it really means to be a “professional”, some of the…

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ATA Divisions: Providing Homes for all Translators

By The Savvy Newcomer | April 8, 2014

By Lucy Gunderson, CT Administrator of the Slavic Languages Division Getting involved in an organization like the American Translators Association can be an intimidating…

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Bilingualism – Part II

By The Savvy Newcomer | April 1, 2014

Today we continue with Part II of this fascinating journey through bilingualism. In this issue, our guest author, Eta Trabing, provides some tips to…

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To the Shy Networker

By The Savvy Newcomer | March 25, 2014

By Evelyn Yang Garland There I was, at a well-attended networking event… hiding in the restroom! I hated to schmooze with a room full…

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Bilingualism – Part I

By The Savvy Newcomer | March 18, 2014

Today we will begin with Part I of a series of three articles about Bilingualism. Our guest author, Ms. M. Eta Trabing, walks us…

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Negotiation — A Learnable Skill

By The Savvy Newcomer | March 11, 2014

By Nina Sattler-Hovdar. Translated from the German by Tom Ellett. Original article first published in Infoblatt 01/2013, the newsletter of ADÜ Nord.  When it…

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Céline’s 10 Tricky Situations Translators Might Find Themselves In and How To Get Out of Them

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 25, 2014

By Céline Graciet Reblogged from Naked Translations with permission from the author Being a freelance translator isn’t just about having the ability to take language from…

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A Translator Brand Is a Personal Brand

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 19, 2014

By Marcela Reyes, MBA Perhaps this is something you already know but hasn’t ever been said to you directly: the success of your translation…

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