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» Trabajar para agencias internacionales
By Patricia Fierro, M. Sc. | Published 05/1/2013 | Spanish | Recommendation:
Se incluye una lista de consejos generales sobre cómo comenzar a trabajar con agencias internacionales. Se destaca que es importante tener datos sobre la agencia y buscarla en el Blue Board para no enfrentar riesgos de falta de pago.
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» Let’s Count 2: Converting Rates
By EvaVer | Published 05/20/2017 | Financial Issues | Not yet recommended
Your rates are set in € per source word, and you are asked to quote in $ per target standard page. Will you be able to? I have encountered colleagues and even agencies that are lost when faced with unfamiliar units, so here is some advice. I only deal with languages using letter alphabets – I know nothing about Chinese or Japanese, but I hope those who do will find at least some inspiration here to elaborate their own calculations.
» Let’s Count: Keeping the Money You Have Earned
By EvaVer | Published 05/10/2017 | Financial Issues | Not yet recommended
Many language professionals are “bad at numbers” and some even seem to be proud of it, but business does require some sums to be done. Payment practices widespread in our industry often lead to unreasonable expenses, many of which could be avoided by using sound business practices.
» How Common and Usual Easily Beat Literal Compatibility
By Marcia Pinheiro | Published 05/8/2017 | Interpreting , Miscellaneous | Not yet recommended
This text is about how literal we should be when interpreting. We talk about the differences between interpreting and translating and how the negligence of those has led to us being a lot behind in interpreting. We talk about frequency in discourse and lexicon proximity as ways to judge how usual or common a term is. Communication effectiveness and speed are items that should connect exclusively to interpreting.
» On Some Managerial Issues Affecting the T & I Industry: A Quick Chat
By Marcia Pinheiro | Published 05/6/2017 | Business Issues | Not yet recommended
In this article, Doctor Pinheiro and Director Sulaiman converse about ethics and the T & I Industry. A major concern for Director Sulaiman seems to be discrimination. Doctor Pinheiro worries about civil crime, heavy violation of human rights. Both present inspirational insights and ideas.
» Freelancing: a Hermit’s Daily Routine
By Technolex | Published 05/3/2017 | Translator Education | Recommendation:
There is time, but there is no time at all…One of the main reasons for going into freelancing is striving to be the master of your own time: there is no need to rush to the office for 9 a.m., spend time and money on travelling, and freelancers can work half a day and have a three-hour lunch break. The problem though is that their free time has to be controlled; otherwise it starts to control them...
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