Weekly favorites (Jan 14-20)
Every week we share many interesting blog posts and online articles on translation, interpreting, languages, freelancing and social media. 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 Super Rich Are Not Job Creators – But Translators Like You and Me Create a Lot of Jobs
Reducing Disruptive Behaviors: The Furniture Polish Solution for Trial Interpreting
ETAOIN SRHLDCU, or: What are the most common words and letters in English?
This Week’s Language Blog Roundup: Passings, words of the year, foreign words
Crowdsourcing, outsourcing, community outsourcing…finally explained
Plagiarism in the freelance translation business – What to do?
Open Document vs. New Project in SDL Trados Studio 2011
Reports of Translation’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated
The stigma of “signer” upon ASL-English interpreters
The Medical Translator’s Dilemma: Shall I, Shan’t I?
Qualified or not? What makes a translator qualified?
Have Your Ever Dreamed in a Different Language?
Think out of the box (or the CAT?) -PART ONE-
When Your Certified Colleague is Unprofessional
The “ProZ” and cons of the translation workplace
The Body and Soul of Your Translation Business
Open Standards Can Improve Your Translations
If I had a dollar for every translator… oh wait
My favourite OpenExchange apps in 2012…
Xbench 3.0 – Making good on my promise
Devious Uses of Foreign Language Skills
Best of Word Soup 2012: TV Word Love
Scams Aimed at Portuguese Translators
Use of apostrophes in scientific writing
Thoughts about working on weekends
Our favorite tweets of the year (2012)
The importance of being accurate
Great Places to Learn Languages
Interview with Kostas Valeontis
Don’t just practice–engage!
The Origin of Language
Grown-up color names
Working in pajamas…
Freelancing, Blogging, Writing
Six Things I Learned About Publishing a Book That Very Few Books Will Tell You
40 Cool Things to Do With Your Posts *After* You Hit Publish
When New Freelancers Pitch Prospects: 7 Things Never to Say
5 Tips to Surviving as a Freelancer With Inconsistent Income
35 Blogs for Those that Aspire to Become Writers
Freelancing Success: It’s No Accident!
10 Productivity Tips for Freelancers
Freelance frugality, revisited
The Writer’s Diet test
Social media, Marketing, Business, Networking, Web Design
Why Your Business Needs To Have a Facebook Marketing Plan
7 myths in using Facebook for business (and in general)
10 business clichés that make you sound like an idiot
6 Tips for Dealing with Client Conflict
10 Basic Packing Tips Every Traveler Should Know
50 Fun, Weird and Interesting Facts About Toronto
53 Links To Help You Travel Around the World
How to Use Wi-Fi Safely While Traveling
How many people are in space right now
Book In, our new book club!
all things bookish
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!