Weekly favorites (Nov 21-27)
Every week we share many interesting blog posts and online articles on translation, interpreting, languages, freelancing, writing, social media, business and travel. If you missed any of the great content that was shared via Twitter last week, here is your chance to catch up. The content is listed in categories based on the topic, so just scroll down to find your favorite and enjoy reading!
Translation, Interpreting & Languages
Why is it worth corresponding with your client in their mother tongue?
Are you settling for “fluent” enough when hiring a translator or interpreter?
Translation & Localization Style Guides: Introduction & Downloads
Top 10 Things You Should NEVER Say to Your Bilingual Child
Lesson 16: What are the benefits of distance learning for translators?
Lesson 17: Translation and thinking
Lesson 18: Steering your translation career
Localization Management: Timeless Advice for New Managers
Introducing xl8.in: The #xl8 / translation URL shortener
Not straying too far from the Ivory Tower or the Wordface
BootCaT: web corpora for translators
How Translation Brought a Language Back to Life
Accents Are in the Ear of the Beholder
Writing e-mails to translation agencies
Letter to Client: On being ‘happy’ versus ‘satisfied’
Worst excuses to keep your rates low
The future of dictionaries? Too soon to tell
Working Words Well: Greatly Underappreciated
Swearing to Make Your Point: A Tale of F**k and Sh*t
3 Questions from Aspiring Literary Translators
The Funny Grammar Guide to Colons and Semicolons
How To Write With A British Accent
How the world is learning to speak in tweets
Does your family understand you?
Those Bloody Bottom Feeders
The importance of legalese
Future of translation in 50 years
A Translator’s Thanksgiving
Do You Speak Brit?
FTP. What’s that then?
Signed (and dated)
Subtitling – Part II
Freelancing, Blogging, Writing
When Bloggers Should Care About Comments… and When They Shouldn’t!
9 WordPress Security Tips To Protect Your Website From Harm
How to Write, Launch and Sell Your Informational Ebook
The Best Blog Growth Strategy is to Say Thank You … a Lot!
A Beginner’s Guide To Web Advertisements For Bloggers
5 Unique Benefits That Freelancers Offer to Their Clients
How To Stay In Shape When Working From Home
11 Ways That Companies Fail at Using WordPress
Eight Ways for Freelancers to Market Their Services
8 Ways Freelancers Can Show Gratitude
The Freelancing Revolution [Infographic]
Get Inside Your Client’s Mind
Giving Thanks, Freelance Style
How To Follow The Popular Blogs
All About Deadlines
Social media, Web Design & Business
9 ways you can use the Christmas and holiday season to grow your business
20 Ways to Increase Content Visibility on the Top 4 Social Networks
4 Tips for Optimizing Your Resume with Social Media
10 Guaranteed Ways to Get More Google+ Page Followers
How to Make (and Sustain) a Good First Impression Every Time
Infographic: Here’s How To REALLY Use LinkedIn
5 Tips for Using the New LinkedIn Company Pages
10 Sloppy Social Media Mistakes to Fix NOW
How to use Twitter to market your freelance business
How to Decide When to Turn Down a Job Offer
The tricky question of LinkedIn recommendations
What is effective selling?
Follow Friday. What does it mean?
Travel & Miscellaneous
Stunning time lapse sequences from the International Space Station
10 Wise Lessons: What I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger
The Entire Internet Weighs As Much As A Strawberry
Transfer Big Files: The Top 7 Tools You Should Use
The 10 Reasons Why You Want to Be More Productive
The Entrepreneur’s Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep
15 Fun & Interesting Thanksgiving Facts
9 great resources for keeping your skills fresh
Ways to Master the Art of Perseverance
5 times you should never send an email
9 Craziest Balancing Home Items
Be a mentor, find a mentor
25 Worst Passwords of 2011
Anatomy of a Designer’s Brain
10 Craziest Ice Cream Trucks
Cool Canada Holidays
The Expert Fallacy
Laptop Kama Sutra
Which blog post or article inspired you this week? Share in the comments section below so we can add your links to next week’s list!
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