Weekly favorites (Jan 16-22)
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
Wie Man eine Übersetzung Kauft: Kann Man Kosten Sparen und Auch Qualität Bekommen ?
Is It Possible To Design a Procedural Method That Will Guarantee “Translation Quality”?
Recovering the Dropped Ball (or, The Concept of the Professional Community)
Transcollaboration: Working with and not against our colleagues in the T&I industry
Are Translation Agencies Really LSPs or LSRs (Language Services Resellers)?
A true story! Should you pay for poor quality translation services?
Simple But Yet So Difficult To Translate: Placeholders In Software
Computerized Corpora and the Future of Translation Studies
Terminology infrastructures and the terminology market in Europe
“Marrakesh Spice Bazaar”: Haggling in the Translation Industry
Interview with a Brazilian Portuguese Translator, Lucia Singer
Market Differentiation, aka Not Every Client is Right For You
Why a niche for translation business is absolute necessity
Language and words in the news – 20th January, 2012
New freeware for tracking editor’s corrections
Why the “4-Eyes Principle” Does Not Work
Call for Proposals: ATA Annual Conference
Does reading help or hurt your writing voice?
Can machines cope with language nuances?
Does Knowing a Language Mean Fluency?
Discursive Persons and the Limits of Translation
Wordsmith: Words that Should be Banned in 2012
Are professional organizations worth the bother?
Translation Checklist by the European Commission
Free and Open-Source Software and Tools for Translators
Best Practices in Localization Project Management
What I look for when evaluating a translation
Some takeaways about translation and localization
Project management for languages of limited diffusion
How Can Translators Get the Inspiration Back?
Six Essential Tips for Literary Translators
Translators, first victims of marketing
A NIFTY method for legal terminology
Blog Translation – Does It Worth the Cost?
New Translations of Old Classics
MT+TM+QA: The Future is Ours
Residencies for Literary Translators
Unprofessionalism in the industry
Some remarks on sworn translation
Dialects: a culturally-sensitive issue
The Rise of the Machines ?
The power of customer service
Freelancing, Blogging, Writing
Why People Want to Pay You More: 7 Reasons Doubling Your Rates Doubles Success
10 Things I No Longer Need for Freelance Success
8 Strategies to Get Your Business in a Distraction Free Zone
What Do I Do When My Client Will Not Pay Up?
Specialist or Generalist: What’s Your Route to Success?
7 Easy Ways To Turn Old Content Into New Content
Why I Haven’t Made a Dime From My Blog—and How You Can
12 Ways to Grow Your Freelance Business
From Blogger to Book Author: The 4-Step Guide
Marketing, Business, Networking, Web Design
Travel & Miscellaneous
The Anatomy Of A Thank You Note – Expressing Gratitude With Style
Why Doing More Can Turn Into Unproductivity
Have You Found the Great Leader in You?
Infographic: How To Search Google For Research
Three Powerful Lessons I Learned When I Got Offline
Sleeping Positions for a Good Night’s Sleep
12 Of The Funniest Road Signs Around The World
10 Things To Stop Doing in Your Relationships
100 best-selling books of 2011
How to Start Your Information Diet
What We Owe Each Other
How to piss off a German
The 45 Places to Go in 2012
Singapore, the Lion City
Off-topic: travel A-Z
Fire in the Sky
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!