Weekly favorites (Mar 12-18)
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
I wonder if they are going to pay him in lettuce: rabbit signed up as court interpreter by ALS
Inter-professional Dialogue: Kirti Vashee (@kvashee) The Future of Translation/MT
Interview with Geoffrey Buckingham, Chairman, APCI – London (YouTube video)
My “Sacred Cows” of Translation (Part 1: “Excellent” Writing Skills)
My “Sacred Cows” of Translation (Part 2: Research Skills)
Translation “Sacred Cows” Series (Part 3): Truly Balanced Linguistic Competence
Inter-professional Dialogue: EST (European Society for Translation Studies)
Lionbridge Technologies Announces Innovative Freelance Rate Structure
Top Tech Buzzwords Everyone Uses but Don’t Quite Understand (2012)
3 Reasons it’s not enough to simply hire a native speaker as a translator
Could You Please Stop Helping, Please? | No Peanuts! for Translators
The third issue of The IAPTImes, IAPTI’s quarterly newsletter, is out!
How to create a project in SDL Trados Studio 2011 (YouTube video)
Do You Feel Confident About Your English Pronunciation? Try this.
Ensuring translation quality part 6: Planning for corrective action
An Interview with the Founders of the Endless Possibilities Talks
Translating about music? Here are some very helpful resources!
What should ALS do now? An update on the drama in the UK
Fast, Faster, Fastest – Translators and Quick Turnaround
“Fun Knee Fry Day”- What are the Signs Telling You?
Austerity puts pressure on drug prices – and translations?
Inter-professional Dialogue: Computational Linguistics
ATA Pricing Webinar Questions: Answered (Part I)
Just for fun: 8 MT engines for DE>EN compared
The court interpreting fiasco – the facts and the friction
Long Projects: Drawbacks and Strategies for Coping
The Art of Subtitling: What Is Your Project Missing?
Top American Hit Songs with Foreign Languages
Translations as an adversarial device – Part 1
Reasons to Work for Translation Agencies
Portraying Heritage Language Speakers
My 1st Experience with Localization
Aer Lingus Halts “Language Tests”
Some thoughts on ATA certification
Jack of All Trades, Master of None
How to be good (2). Tips for clients
Taking care of a translating brain
Let’s save on court interpretation
Yes, Spanish is Difficult (Video)
Liability insurance providers
I Hate Rush Translation Jobs
Crowdsourcing: yes or no?
Localization Project Teams
A translator at a restaurant
Brave new Wordweb!!
Fishing for Translators
Freelancing, Blogging, Writing
How To Ensure You Don’t Become A Poor Communicator On Your Way To Freelance Success
10 WordPress Plugins for a Faster, More Search Friendly Blog
5 Ways Freelance Writers Can Eliminate Noise Distractions
Freelance et indépendants qui galèrent : 10 raisons possibles
5 strategies for reviving your freelance marketing plan
Freelancing Around Doctor and Dentist Appointments
Words That Work: The 10 Rules of Communication
My Internship as a Technical Writer: what I learnt:
How to Find Your Freelancing Confidence Today
21 Most Useful WordPress Admin Page Hacks
The Freelancer’s Pros and Cons of Early Adoption
The Psychology Behind Successful Freelancing
Etiquette 101 for the Social-Savvy Freelancer
How to Be a Freelance Failure in 7 Easy Steps
Don’t Be Fooled By These 6 Client Lies
Quick-start Guide to Finding Clients
Freelancing Makes You…Cocky?
Freelance Writing from Home
8 Features that Make Google+ Better than Facebook and Twitter
21 Warning Signs You’re Becoming a Social Media Snob
3,068-Word In-Depth Guide to Getting More Retweets
6 Steps to a More Marketable LinkedIn Profile
Marketing, Business, Networking, Web Design
How To Do Keyword Research (What You Need to Know?)
When The Project Is Over – Gathering Testimonials
9 Cover Letter Secrets That Can Get You Hired!
8 Bad Sales Habits You Need to Eliminate
The Best Way to Say Thank You
Interview Tips, Part 3
Rule of Absolutes
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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