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Entrepreneurs Suck at Relationships

Entrepreneurs Suck at Relationships | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs are unique and irrational beings. Often times the things that make us great at what we do are the same things that make us not-so-great at what we do with others. Here's why we suck at relationships.
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Successful #freelance is crazy about his/her #business, but there is always a risk to forget about the dearest ones. 

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How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators

How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
By Krystian Aparta They say that children learn languages the best. But that doesn't mean that adults should give up. We asked some of the polyglots in TED’s Open Translation Project to share their...

Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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Learning #languages is an essential part of a modern lifestyle. Even if you are not a #linguist, knowing a foreign language can become a real asset for your #business and career. Professional language learners give you some advice how to make the learning process easier and much more effective.

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These are great insights for functional applications within language learning which can be applied in your teaching and learning environments.

Ivo Nový's curator insight, November 22, 2014 12:42 AM

One of the most common barriers to conversing in a new language is the fear of making mistakes. So, don't worry about making mistakes. Native speakers are like doting parents: any attempt from you to communicate in their language is objective proof that you are a gifted genius. They’ll appreciate your effort and even help you.

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How to Earn $250 Per Hour As a Freelance Writer - Copyblogger

How to Earn $250 Per Hour As a Freelance Writer - Copyblogger | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
If you want to earn more than the average freelance writer, follow Linda Formichelli's simple methods for finding top-notch clients who pay premium rates.
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Good tips for freelancers who want to earn more. Not only for writers by the way.

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Three tips for translating open source projects

Three tips for translating open source projects | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
Open source software (OSS) has had a huge impact on the development of technology today. From apps and web browsers to content management platforms and operating systems, there's no doubt that open source projects have influenced the way that we create and access information.
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OSS projects are only as strong as the community around them.

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Common freelance mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Common freelance mistakes (and how to avoid them) | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
We all make mistakes. We miss marketing opportunities, we take on bad clients, and we ship less-than-great projects. The trick is to find and fix these mistakes before they become habits. Here are 11 common mistakes that can make a huge impact on your time, your income, and your sanity: 1. Setting your rates too low. Are you charging what an employee at your skill level would get per hour? Do you price low because you’re worried that the $10/hour freelancer on Craigslist is going to undercut your rates? You’re not doing it right. Many freelancers fall into this trap. ...
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Do you make any of these mistakes? I must admit that I am guilty in some of them. It's time for changes.

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When Passion Dries Up: 5 Tips for Language Translators

When Passion Dries Up: 5 Tips for Language Translators | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
If you play your hand right, these feelings can actually help find and reclaim your passion for language translation.
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3 Secret Steps To Dramatically Improve Your Freelance Lifestyle

3 Secret Steps To Dramatically Improve Your Freelance Lifestyle | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
This article will help you to be more aware about where you are and help you understand where you want to go to create extraordinary freelance lifestyle!
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You think that you know everything about freelance lifestyle. Are you sure?

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How to Get More Done in Less Time as a Freelance Translator — Translators Academy

How to Get More Done in Less Time as a Freelance Translator — Translators Academy | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
Do you ever feel like there aren't enough hours in the day? You're overwhelmed easily? Or that you're working 24/7 with no time left for yourself?
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Three easy and effective ways to balance your #freelance work and life. I am already applying two of them, chunking system is next in turn.

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How I translate children's books

How I translate children's books | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
Sarah Ardizzone explains the complex art of translating books through this gallery of April the Red Goldfish
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Amusing material about #translation of children's books.

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Where Did the Word ‘Freelance’ Come From? | The Freelancer, by Contently

Where Did the Word ‘Freelance’ Come From? | The Freelancer, by Contently | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
Free Companions
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Drafting mercenaries or Free Companions — what is the etymology of the word #freelance?

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The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It

The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
Why the science of delaying hard work is all about your mood
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“To tell the chronic procrastinator to just do it would be like saying to a clinically depressed person, cheer up.” Still there are some ways to get rid of this feeling of procrastination.

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Check Up from the Neck Up: When to Give Your Voice a Break | Voice Over Times

Check Up from the Neck Up: When to Give Your Voice a Break | Voice Over Times | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
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We care about our body and beauty. When you are a voice talent, you should also care about your voice.

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Seven Saving Tactics for Professional Translation Services

Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 If your company needs to translate business documents, you already know you want to avoid various free translation tools or asking the bilingual person in the next cubicle to perform the translation. You know that hiring a professional translation service is the only way to go if you want to avoid costly blunders and damages to your carefully-crafted image and reputation.
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Some good tips for those who need #translation services. I cannot agree with all of them but at least they provide a rough idea of how the translation industry works.

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Being their own boss

Being their own boss | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
Money might appear to be the ruling factor in the world at large. But we also live in a free-thinking world, where not everybody dreams...
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#Freelance is becoming a rather feasible option and popular choice, especially for those in the creative field. So what are its pros and cons?

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How to avoid being played for a fool as a professional translator

How to avoid being played for a fool as a professional translator | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
Professional translators, as with all freelancers, are susceptible to being played for a fool from time to time by unscrupulous clients.
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Any #translator regularly comes across unfair clients. If you are new to #freelance and too naive, these tips are must-read for you.

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A Freelancer in Texas Applies for Health Insurance, by Jen Sorensen

A Freelancer in Texas Applies for Health Insurance, by Jen Sorensen | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
Follow below the fold to continue Jen's experience.
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Health insurance is a real trouble for #freelancers. Let's see how a #freelancer in Texas solved it.

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First job as a freelance translator

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Funny Saturday GIF about first #translation job :) Even though... It's true for any first job, I think.

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Google, Duolingo and the Problems of Internet Translation | Fair Observer°

Google, Duolingo and the Problems of Internet Translation | Fair Observer° | Freelance and translation | Scoop.it
Duolingo's push to "translate the web" is not as straightforward as it seems.
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One more crowd-sourced tool supposed to cheapen #translation services. Are we going to stay without work in the near future? I doubt it.

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