7 Marketing and Productivity Tools for Gmail and Google Workspace (G Suite) Users

By Next Level | February 23, 2022

This post is a reblog, originally published on Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo’s blog. It is reposted with permission from the author. As freelance translators and…

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Successful freelancing with ADHD

Successful Freelancing with ADHD and Other Brain-Based Conditions

By Next Level | February 9, 2022

If you continuously struggle to stay organized and tend to work long hours to compensate for daily distractions, learning about productivity can mean wading…

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Thoughts on Planning for Medical Leave

Ready to Plan for a Mid- to Long-Term Medical Leave? Part 2

By Next Level | January 19, 2022

In the last post, we looked at the financial issues underpinning a need for COVID-related medical leave. This week, we turn to organizational issues.…

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Thoughts on Planning for Medical Leave

Ready to Plan for a Mid- to Long-Term Medical Leave? Part 1

By Next Level | January 5, 2022

The idea for this post was born on my most stressful day in recent memory: the day I took three of my children to…

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How to Get Approved for a Mortgage as a Self-Employed Person

How to Get Approved for a Mortgage as a Self-Employed Person

By Next Level | December 8, 2021

Imagine if you could freeze your rent payment forever. Now imagine that it could disappear by the time you retire. That financial advantage is…

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Teamwork: The Pros and Cons of Being a Lone Wolf or a Pack Animal

Teamwork: The Pros and Cons of Being a Lone Wolf or a Pack Animal

By Next Level | November 24, 2021

This post is a reblog, originally published on Nikki Graham’s blog, My Words for a Change, and later published in the ATA Chronicle. It…

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hows-your-english

How’s Your English?

By Next Level | November 10, 2021

Most of us have heard it before: To be a good translator, you have to be a good writer. Today this maxim is truer…

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Enhanced Productivity with Text Expansion

Enhanced Productivity with Text Expansion

By Next Level | October 27, 2021

This post is a reblog, originally published in the Audiovisual Division Part of the American Translators Association’s Deep Focus Newsletter, Issue 7 in 2020. It…

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How to Use Your Website to Get Translation Clients

How to Use Your Website to Get Translation Clients

By Next Level | October 13, 2021

This is a summary post from Tess Whitty’s ebook Quick Start Guide: 10 Steps to an Optimized Website, published in 2019. Having a website…

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Scams and Default to Truth

Scams and Default to Truth

By Next Level | September 29, 2021

This post is a reblog, originally published on the Austin Area Translators & Interpreters Association blog. It is reposted with permission from the author.…

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Setting Goals for Your Freelance Business

Setting Goals for Your Freelance Business: An Important Job Satisfaction Tool

By Next Level | September 15, 2021

I have been teaching business classes for freelance translators for about 15 years, so I’ve seen “under the hood” of many freelancers’ businesses. The…

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When School Comes Home: Making Room in the Day for Distance Learning

When School Comes Home: Making Room in the Day for Distance Learning

By Next Level | July 12, 2021

This article originally appeared in the ATA Chronicle-Online. Once upon a time, in a land that now seems very far away, many parents were…

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