Change is the only thing that ever remains the same. That is a true statement in life, and it’s definitely a true statement in translation. I’ve worked with many translators over the years. My 20th anniversary of being a translator is this year. I started in 1997. And one of the things I’ve noticed is […]
Do you waste time? The answer is probably yes. Especially if you’re like every other person on the planet. We all waste some time. And for the most part, that’s ok. We need time to relax, to recharge, and to sometimes just take a break. I would say that this in and of itself isn’t […]
When I first started studying translation in college, the stereotype of the “introverted translator” was brought up a ton. Professors taught about the profession like it was the norm. Students believed that they had to be “introverted” in order to be freelance translators. And I just asked myself, “what is everyone talking about?” To be clear, […]
If you want to become a successful translator, you first have to overcome your own self-sabotage. You can have all the translation skills, language acumen, and networking prowess, but if you don’t believe in yourself, really believe that you can succeed, then you won’t. And in order for you to have confidence in your own […]
Last Friday I woke up my 12-year old to get ready for school. It was a special day for his 6th grade class because the students earned the right to bring in a game if they wanted. My son wanted to bring in his iPad that he had purchased with his own money.
Before I became a professional translator, I had a whole load of misconceptions about what it was like to be translator. I thought I’d have lots of free time. I figured I’d be able to take time off whenever I wanted.