Pursuing the Translation Dream: What to Know Before the Phone Rings

By The Savvy Newcomer | July 18, 2017

Have you ever asked yourself if you have what it takes to be a translator? You probably know it takes more than being bilingual,…

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Resources to Help Ensure Translation Payment

By The Savvy Newcomer | May 23, 2017

One of the questions that many newer translators ask is “How do I find good clients?” This question is often closely followed by a…

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What Happens When Translators Go on Autopilot

By The Savvy Newcomer | April 11, 2017

Personally, I do not believe specialized human translators who actively use their brains will ever be replaced by machines. But if you put your…

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Translation Certificate vs. Certification

By The Savvy Newcomer | April 4, 2017

By Helen Eby and Daniela Guanipa “I have a certificate, therefore I’m certified.” Wrong! So, you completed a certificate in translation from institution XYZ,…

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NAJIT Scholar Program – May 19-21, 2017

By The Savvy Newcomer | March 7, 2017

Posted with NAJIT’s permission Our team at The Savvy Newcomer caught wind of a great opportunity for students and recent graduates – check out…

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ATA Written and Keyboarded exams: A personal account

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 10, 2017

by Helen Eby I prepared for the ATA Translation Certification exam with my Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters (OSTI) colleagues. The exam has…

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Writing for the Web

By The Savvy Newcomer | December 13, 2016

By Helen Eby Last August, I went to New York City for the Editorial Freelancers Association Conference, and one of the topics was editing…

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5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Freelance Translator Web Copy

By The Savvy Newcomer | August 23, 2016

by David Friedman Imagine you are your own ideal client and you stumble across your translation website. Would you be able to find out…

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How to Have a Super First Year in the ATA: Small Resources that Add Up to Big Benefits

By The Savvy Newcomer | May 31, 2016

Welcome to the third article in the series How to Have a Super First Year in the ATA. This time, I’ll be talking about…

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Savvy Technical Translators: What do They Have that You Need?

By The Savvy Newcomer | January 12, 2016

When you come into the translation business, you usually know deep down if you have what it takes to be a technical translator. As…

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Collaborating with Other Translators

By The Savvy Newcomer | October 6, 2015

Lund Translation Team by David Friedman I wanted to find a way to collaborate closely with other translators ever since the early days of…

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Adaptation versus Translation

By The Savvy Newcomer | August 18, 2015

By Brian Harris Reblogged from Unprofessional Translation blog with permission from the author (including the image) A book I’ve been delving into (see Sources) and an article…

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