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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Conference Wrap-Up

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 26, 2013

By Helen Eby & Jamie Hartz The 54th annual American Translators Association conference was held this year in downtown San Antonio, Texas, just a…

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Finding your First Translation Clients

By The Savvy Newcomer | November 5, 2013

By Corinne McKay Reblogged from Thoughts On Translation with permission from the author I receive a lot of inquiries from people who would like…

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How Do I Get My First Paying Gig?

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 29, 2013

By Giovanna Lester Let’s start from the premise that you already have some training, you know the language and culture you will be working with,…

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Why Be a Buddy?

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 22, 2013

By Helen Eby At my first ATA conference, back in Denver, I felt overwhelmed by the newness of it all. My roommate, however, acted…

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Dear Newbie,

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 15, 2013

By Jamie Hartz We’ve been in your shoes. In fact, I’m personally still in your shoes. Last year was my first time at the…

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Computing for the Newbie

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 1, 2013

By Jost Zetzsche First of all, technology does no good if there are no skills to use it with. No, I’m not talking about great…

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