GALA Global Talent Networking Event

Global Talent Networking Session: Acing the Application Process Edition

By The Savvy Newcomer | May 17, 2022

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is planning a series of events for students on soft skills. The second event is May 20th and…

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Should Translators Work for Free?

By The Savvy Newcomer | April 19, 2022

This post was originally published on Holly-Anne Whyte’s blog. It is reposted here with permission. I work in the international development sector so this…

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Four Toxic Mindsets That Can Kill Your Translation Career Before It Starts

By The Savvy Newcomer | March 22, 2022

When I was president of the Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network (MiTiN, pronounced “mitten,” get it?) a few years ago, I saw a long-lost member at…

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Summary of “Defining Translation Quality”

Summary of “Defining Translation Quality”

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 1, 2022

The article “Defining Translation Quality” (Koby, Fields, Hague, Lommel, and Melby) is the third article in a series of articles. This particular article starts…

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Spoken Language Interpreter Job Description

Spoken Language Interpreter Job Description: Excellent Resource for Clients and Employers

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 18, 2022

The Spoken Language Interpreter Job Description, authored by Norma Andrada, Heidi Cazes, Helen Eby, Julia Poger, and Rafael Treviño, might be called a job…

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The Britishism Invasion: Language Corruption is a Two-Way Street

The Britishism Invasion: Language Corruption is a Two-Way Street

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 11, 2022

This post was originally published on Slate. It is reposted with permission. Ben Yagoda blogs about British words and phrases that have entered the…

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Freelance Finance: Paying Taxes

Freelance Finance: Paying Taxes

By The Savvy Newcomer | December 7, 2021

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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How and Why You Should Diversify Your Freelance Translation Business (COVID-19 Series)

How and Why You Should Diversify Your Freelance Translation Business (COVID-19 Series)

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 30, 2021

This post was originally published on Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo’s blog. It is reposted with permission. More and more translators are seeing the need to…

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Savvy Diversification Series – Diversification into Machine Translation

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 16, 2021

The Savvy Newcomer team has been taking stock of the past year and finding that one key priority for many freelance translators and interpreters…

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Buddies Welcome Newbies: A Conference Event You Don’t Want to Miss

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 26, 2021

The hybrid format of this year’s Annual Conference brings with it new opportunities and challenges alike, for all attendees. Are you ready for the…

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How to Land Your First Gig as a Freelance Translator

By The Savvy Newcomer | September 21, 2021

Landing your first gig as a freelance translator is easier when you understand yourself, your skills, and your strengths. Once you do, it’s all about conveying them effectively to potential clients through different avenues like social media, marketplaces, and agencies.

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The Hallmarks of a Good Translator

The Hallmarks of a Good Translator

By The Savvy Newcomer | August 31, 2021

This post originally appeared on The minimalist translator blog and it is republished with permission. What makes a really good translator? Maybe you’ve always wondered…

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