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24 March, 2020

Freelance Translator Tips for a Successful Career

Welcome to the world of freelance translation! If your goal is to succeed in the competitive world of location-independent translation, you have no option but to subscribe to the idea of the survival of the fittest. ProZ currently has 1,008,777 registered translators and translation companies. If you want to stand… Read More

24 March, 2020

Chinese language translation services: empower your business

English has always been crowned as the international language of business, but its days as the world’s favorite language may be numbered. Unlucky for English, China is transcending globally and its economy is projected to overtake the United States’ in 2028. With the rise of China as an economic superpower,… Read More

24 March, 2020

Translation Apps: Are They Worth the Hype?

Nothing can hold you back from travelling to a foreign country like the dreaded language barrier. If you have been in a situation where you played charades as your main mean of communication, then you must be aware that linguistic troubles can make your experience that much less pleasant and… Read More

24 March, 2020

Transcreation: your way to cross-cultural marketing

Transcreation is increasingly becoming an integral part of marketing campaigns. It is part and parcel of the process of transcending language and culture barriers when it comes to marketing and advertising geared messages (such as a slogan). Advertisers who aim to communicate the purpose of a brand in a foreign… Read More

24 March, 2020

Inverse translation: the more challenging direction

In translation studies, the term “inverse translation” is used when referring to the act of translating from one’s mother tongue into another working language. The opposite of this activity is labeled as “direct translation”, where the translator operates from one of his or her working languages into his or her… Read More

24 March, 2020

How professional translation agencies can be better than direct clients

Direct clients seem to be the holy grail for many freelance translators. Higher rates, direct communication and all in all a less demanding approach are some of the virtues freelance translators attribute to them. This might be the case when it comes to unprofessional and start-up translation agencies. However, professional… Read More

24 March, 2020

How to translate faster: four tips for swamped translators

Freelance translators are aware that the size of their income correlates to the amount of work they can get done. Not many translators are fortunate enough to generate an applaudable amount of money by translating 1000 words a day. Franklin Benjamin put forward a theory that backs up this mindset:… Read More

24 March, 2020

How many countries speak Arabic?

Arabic is the official language of 25 countries that stretch from Morocco in the North of Africa until the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf. There are three forms of Arabic: Modern Standard Arabic, Classical Arabic and Colloquial Arabic. Modern Standard Arabic is the direct descendant of Classical Arabic… Read More

24 March, 2020

Expert Hack for Learning Arabic

Last week we discussed a few reasons as to why learning Arabic can be a highly advantageous addition to your CV. Our article revolved around how learning Arabic can benefit you economically, professionally and even psychologically. This week we thought it is only fair to complement our previous work… Read More