ATA59: Making the Most of my First Conference

By The Savvy Newcomer | April 9, 2019

I finally found the perfect opportunity to attend the ATA’s flagship event, the ATA Annual Conference: ATA59 in New Orleans. It was everything I…

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Translator Exercise Routines?

By The ATA Chronicle | January 11, 2019

We’re all different, but we all need to get this whole fitness thing done somehow. So, as busy professionals, how do we stay healthy and manage our stress? It’s all about personality and what motivates us as individuals.

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How to Build a Translator/Interpreter Résumé That Sells

By The ATA Chronicle | January 11, 2019

How do you know whether your résumé measures up against others who work in the same language pair(s) or specialization(s)? Here are nine tips on how to sell your services effectively through your résumé so that you can stand out to those who are on the receiving end.

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I asked translators and interpreters what their biggest website challenge was; what I learned is that it’s not website-related at all

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 8, 2019

In the fall of 2018 I ran a survey to see what are the biggest website-related challenges of freelance translators and interpreters. In addition…

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Chapter Conferences: A Great Place to Start

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 13, 2018

For me, fall means conference season. There’s the American Translators Association (ATA) conference in late October or early November, but even before that is…

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How to Nail the "About" Page of Your Website

By The ATA Chronicle | November 13, 2018

The “About” page of your business website is arguably the most important page to get right. Why? This section allows potential clients to get to know you and get a sense of what you’ll be like to work with.

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6 Reasons Why New Translators Should Specialize

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 30, 2018

When you’re starting out in the translation industry, you hear a lot about specialization. People tell you to find your niche and become a…

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Linguist in the Spotlight: An Interview with Izumi Suzuki

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 16, 2018

The five interviewees featured so far in our Linguist in the Spotlight series possess a collective 100-plus years of experience. This week’s interviewee boasts…

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Buddies Welcome Newbies 2018

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 9, 2018

This year Buddies Welcome Newbies will be celebrating its sixth year of welcoming newcomers to the American Translators Association annual conference! After its debut…

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Top 10 Tips for New Freelance Translators

By The Savvy Newcomer | September 11, 2018

Reblogged from Translator Thoughts blog, with permission, incl. the image If you’ve never worked in the translation industry independently before, it can be quite…

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Hone Your Craft Before You Sell—How I Would Have Practiced as a Newbie in Hindsight

By The Savvy Newcomer | September 4, 2018

  I made almost every mistake in the book when I was starting out as a translator. However, I recently reflected on what I…

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Focus on: New Translators (Part 1)

By The Savvy Newcomer | August 14, 2018

Reblogged from Silver Tongue Translations blog, with permission You know, the title of this blog post is a bit misleading (arrrgh! I’m breaking my…

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