Weekly favorites (July 30-Aug 5)
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
Wrong Flags, Unpronounceable Names & Backwards Letters: The Olympics & Cultural Sensitivity
Negotiating a contract with client who doesn’t know what we do, or the culture of its counterpart
Is Price per Word Too Simple and Unfair Pricing Model for Translations?
Cool Infographics About the Multilingual & Multicultural Internet
Checklists for Translators – Is It a Good Idea Or Just More Fluff?
Free online tutorials for English translation from Birbeck College
US Translators and UK English Requests – Accept or Refuse?
I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.
Dan Gouadec’s Job Specification Approach to Translation
The risks of using asterisks in place of swearwords
Canadian radio show discusses court interpreting
Converting SDLXLIFF into Word or Excel File
Moxish or why translators often speak alone
Can a First Language be Totally Forgotten?
6 Mistranslations That Changed The World
Essential Software: TranslationOffice 3000
Translation and localization in a nutshell
Word Soup: The Ancient Greek Games
6 golden rules of client etiquette – Part I
Metamorphosis of a too-busy translator
Understanding Translation Paradigms
Cool facts about the French language
Great Expectations and Funny Stories
This Week’s Language Blog Roundup
Clinical Trial Translation Done Right
Public presentation of Moxish
Should I Become an Agency?
Translation Paradigms, Part II
25 German Loanwords
Freelancing, Blogging, Writing
6 reasons why I would recommend other freelancers to start blogging if they aren’t doing it yet
Six Word Pairs Commonly Misused by Freelance Writers and Others
25 things freelancers can do when everyone else is on vacation
3 Strategies for Determining a Project Budget for Clients
The Dollars And Sense Of Freelancing Financials
Should You Ever Turn Freelancing Work Down?
How To Deal with Trolls and Rude Comments
How to Satisfy an Unhappy Client
Social media, Marketing, Business, Networking, Web Design
The Most Common Causes of Preventable Suffering (and Their Simple Solutions)
19 Awesome Ideas for Keeping Kids Busy Over the Holidays
7 Simple Ways to Lower Your Stress in 15 Minutes or Less
How to Make the Most of a Small Office Space
Funny product packaging/instructions
10 Hotels Made With Weird Things
Did You Know You’re a Genius?
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!