Freelancing is often not taken seriously and considered to be a side job; an additional source of money on top of a main salary, or a temporary cash aid until a full time job is found.
In fact, freelancing is the format of a fully-fledged professional activity. A real freelancer is a self-employed entrepreneur. Freelancing is the job and the business. The only difference with other businesses is that a freelancer is a “one-man band”: he or she is a manager, vendor, seller, marketer, and accountant all in one.
In contrast to conventional work in an office, freelancing brings a number of advantages: you can decide yourself how long and when to work, take “good” orders and refuse “bad” ones, there are no long-term obligations, and it only takes a few steps to get to your working desk. Successful freelancers can post photos of themselves with a laptop, laying on a beach and boasting that they have “broken free from corporate slavery”. However, we will talk about aspects that are usually left “behind-the-scenes” and appear only in freelancers’ black humor: the only window with lights on in a multi-story building, a skeleton at the desk, a lonely feast featuring a single mini-cake, a distorted face when they hear the word ”deadline”, etc.Read full article
In this article we will talk about the tools used by translators, editors and managers of translation agencies, for translation quality assurance. We will review their functions, their strengths and limitations, as well as common misconceptions about their efficiency. Software products, for translation quality assurance purposes, are tools that assist in identifying common mistakes found in translated texts, using formal attributes. They work only with bilingual files that are created in professional translation software.Read full article
In this article we will tell you how to destroy a prosperous company whilst having the best intentions. By following business coaches’ tips, but ignoring corporate values and culture, anyone can fall into this trap. The following situation can arise in any business, but is particularly crucial for companies whose major asset is qualified staff. For a translation agency, these are managers, translators and editors.Read full article
Customers and translators not always fully realize the PM's role in a translation agency. It may seem to others, that PM is just an executive, who accepts orders and allocates them to translators. It may also seem that such a work doesn't require any special skills: merely making calls to database contacts, sending letters and meeting deadlines. But is that the case? Lets look closer.Read full article
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