Six International Language Associations to Join

By The Savvy Newcomer | December 1, 2020

Language associations are a great way to connect with people of different backgrounds who share a similar appreciation for learning foreign languages. By joining…

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Becoming a Legal Translator

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 24, 2020

This post originally appeared on Capital Translations and it is republished with permission. Unless you have studied Law, it is rather tricky to know how…

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Shipping Wars: A TV Course for New Entrepreneurs

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 3, 2020

One of the biggest problems for people entering the translation profession is a lack of hands-on, street level business experience. Many don’t understand the…

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Readings, Tools, and Useful Links for Corpus Analysis

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 27, 2020

This post originally appeared on the blog In My Own Terms and it is republished with permission. The following list is a result of…

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Buddies Welcome Newbies at #ATA61

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 20, 2020

This year’s Buddies Welcome Newbies features not only a new format but also a new experience. Read on to learn more about how to…

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Starting out in translation? Find a mentor!

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 13, 2020

This post originally appeared on sciword and it is republished with permission. I was reading one of Kevin Lossner’s blog posts from 2010, titled…

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Teacher’s Top Ten: Business Practices

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 6, 2020

One of the main reasons we encourage students to join ATA is to take advantage of the wellspring of knowledge surrounding best practices—the kind…

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Three Lessons: Humility, Collaboration, Perseverance

By The Savvy Newcomer | September 29, 2020

This post originally appeared on Word Prisms and it is republished with permission. All three – in that order – hold the key to…

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Translator’s Star Wars: 7 lessons from the saga

By The Savvy Newcomer | September 15, 2020

This post originally appeared on Just Translate It and it is republished with permission. Searching for a balance between creativity and routine As an…

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Eight tips to become the ideal translator

By The Savvy Newcomer | August 18, 2020

This post originally appeared on Multilingual and it is republished with permission. As a senior localization manager, I spend a lot of time finding…

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Pursuing the Translation Dream: Promoter of the Profession

By The Savvy Newcomer | August 11, 2020

  Since we last visited ATA’s Self-Evaluation Questionnaire for Translators we hope you’ve had a chance to practice the items we discussed in section…

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Your Networking Mistakes are Turning People Off

By The Savvy Newcomer | July 21, 2020

This post originally appeared on SBO blog and it is republished with permission. I’ve been networking regularly for about eight years now, gradually increasing…

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