Weekly favorites (Apr 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
The International Organizations and their Official Languages. Do we need to add more?
Lesson 32: No translator has ever been sued, so insurance is a waste of money
A Whole Week of Being Chased By Cheapskates from All Over The World
Going Global by Going Local: Why localization improves engagement
Interpreter wages, UK court debacle, and being caught in the middle!
Greek language history, alphabet evolution, numerals, symbols, links
Day One of the Literary Translation Centre at the London Book Fair
An example of how some LSPs provide expert language services
The Prosperous Post-Editor: Interesting Testimony on PE Rates
Lesson 31: Does every translator have to be an entrepreneur?
Medizinische Übersetzer – keine Ausnahmen von der Regel
For translators: The importance of appearing confident
11 Funny Foreign Sayings …And What They Mean
Studying in a Castle – two weeks in Edinburgh
The Funny Grammar Guide to Making a Point
Interview with a Lexicographer (@lexicojules)
American Slang From The Early 19th Century
How to Make More $$ without Really Trying
10 Tips for Proper Subject/Verb Agreement
A different approach to OCR for translation
Human translation: What influences rates?
Is linguistic inflation insanely awesome?
How to Buy a Translation – the 7 Keys
Reasonable reply to a common request
11 Forms of Word Patronage to Forgo
Republican And Democrat Translator
Bad Translator Goes To Washington
Badly translated signs store in Etsy
Day Two at the London Book Fair
“Fun Knee Fry Day” – Say What?
Interruptions — Our Daily Lot
The Terminology Question
Spring cleaning the office
Mind Your Manners!
Tips for translators
Freelancing, Blogging, Writing
Article Length or Why Shorter Blog Posts Might Get you More Social Media Exposure
Manage Your Time to Reap Bigger Profits – A Freelancers’ Guide
50 Inspirational Quotes That Will Change the Way You Freelance
Online Reputation: How Freelancers Can Deal With Bad Reviews
10 Lessons Seth Godin Can Teach You About Blogging
5 Ways to Maintain a Stable Flow of Freelance Work
How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Writing
Freelance Tasks To Do Without the Internet
The 80/20 Principle: Using it in Your Life
6 Tips for Creating a Better Blog Post
Build Your Freelance Back-up Team
10 Secrets to Writing Well
Work chunky, work better
Marketing, Business, Networking, Web Design
How to Fit Reading Into Your Schedule and Actually Finish the Books You Want to Read
Happy National Kiss Day: Kissing Customs around the World
10 Commandments for Happy Relationships
The Secret Science of Memorable Quotes
The Language Of Flowers
Some Thoughts on Apple
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!