Buddies Welcome Newbies at ATA55

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 28, 2014

By The Savvy Newcomer Team The pre-conference event that was a resounding success last year, Buddies Welcome Newbies, is back this year and it…

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Newbies and Buddies Survey: The Results Are In

By The Savvy Newcomer | August 5, 2014

By Helen Eby & Jamie Hartz Last year’s American Translators Association annual conference in San Antonio was the first to host two new sessions called…

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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…

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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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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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My Biggest Questions about Getting Started

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 11, 2014

By Jamie Hartz It seems to me that some translators and interpreters fall into the profession by virtue of their linguistic ability and prior…

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Helen’s Adventures in Translation, Chapter 3: Launch Time! Going from 20% to 80% Capacity As Fast As Possible

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 5, 2014

In my last post, I explained how I evaluated and met the requirements my potential clients might have, including qualifications, website and connections. I…

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Getting Started in Academic Translation: Working with Credentials

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 28, 2014

By Carolyn Yohn Credential translation can be a great way to transition into your new career as a translator. Besides acting as a bridge…

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Bad Advice for Novice Skydivers: Learn As You Go

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 21, 2014

By Kevin Hendzel Reblogged from Word Prisms with permission from the author Why the First, Best Lesson I Learned about Translation Was a Healthy…

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Helen’s Adventures in Translation, Chapter 2: Preparing to Launch

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 7, 2014

By the fall of 2010 I had done a lot of groundwork for launching: I had acquired enough credentials to be credible so that…

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The Top Three Things I Wish Somebody Told Me When I First Started As a Freelance Translator

By The Savvy Newcomer | December 10, 2013

By Pilar Saslow I earned a degree in translation and interpretation from a university in Peru a long time ago (I won’t share how…

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