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(TOOL) - Lesson 52: Does a translator need a visual CV? | Marta Stelmaszak

(TOOL) - Lesson 52: Does a translator need a visual CV? | Marta Stelmaszak | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it

"I often get asked how to make a CV stand out from the crowd of other applications. And I always say to get some basics things right (have a look here), including the headline, profile, or some data-heavy bits. But I know sometimes it’s not enough. That’s why I think visual CVs can be useful, definitely when you want to catch some direct clients.

 

The biggest advantage of having a visual CV is that you can highlight your experience and achievements much easier. They also have the benefit of being innovative and are much more personalised. You don’t need much more to ..."


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How To: Get Specialized in Translation?

How To: Get Specialized in Translation? | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
Is it necessary for a translator to be specialized? It really depends on the type of translation work you already do. If you are a Swahili to English Translator, you probably don't have to worry ab...
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You've probably heard by now that the way to future succes in the translation industry is specialization; here's how you can get on the path to successful and profitable specialization.

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Lesson 41: Must-haves of a translator’s CV

Lesson 41: Must-haves of a translator’s CV | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
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13 Must-haves on a Translator's CV

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The 10 most important decisions in the life of a new translator tri...

Presentation for translators who are starting up with tips and suggestions on things to consider. Presented at the Cardiff University Lifelong Learning Centre o
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The 10 most important decisions in the life of a new Translator

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Translating a website? 6 ways to make it more readable — Catherine Translates

Translating a website? 6 ways to make it more readable — Catherine Translates | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it

 "Online reading is different from reading on paper. Because website readers like information snacking. They want to grab and go. So what does this mean for the website translator?

 We must pay attention to readability."


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 "Online reading is different from reading on paper. Because website readers like information snacking. They want to grab and go. So what does this mean for the website translator?"

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Why Freelancers Need to Worry About Job Satisfaction Too | FreelanceFolder

Why Freelancers Need to Worry About Job Satisfaction Too | FreelanceFolder | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
How do you feel about starting work each day? Do you even want to get started? Or, do you dread the start of your work day? Job satisfaction is a
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What makes a good, successful and happy translator: PART 1 | Lingocode German to English translation

What makes a good, successful and happy translator: PART 1 | Lingocode German to English translation | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
First part of a set on how to be a good, successful and happy translator. In this part, I will tell you what makes a good translator and how you can improve. Part two is coming next week.
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What makes a good, successful and happy translator? This is part 1 of the LingoCode series that explains how a translator (or any professional, really) can take small, concrete steps to improve their overall quality of life.

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(TOOL) - Lesson 52: Does a translator need a visual CV? | Marta Stelmaszak

(TOOL) - Lesson 52: Does a translator need a visual CV? | Marta Stelmaszak | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it

"I often get asked how to make a CV stand out from the crowd of other applications. And I always say to get some basics things right (have a look here), including the headline, profile, or some data-heavy bits. But I know sometimes it’s not enough. That’s why I think visual CVs can be useful, definitely when you want to catch some direct clients.

 

The biggest advantage of having a visual CV is that you can highlight your experience and achievements much easier. They also have the benefit of being innovative and are much more personalised. You don’t need much more to ..."


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How to Sell if You Hate Selling

How to Sell if You Hate Selling | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
Your success in business depends upon your ability to sell. It's time to get over your bad attitude.

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Whether you want to believe it or not, being a freelance translator/interpreter means making sales. How do you make sales if you hate selling?

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Health care lost in translation - News - Citizens' Voice

Health care lost in translation - News - Citizens' Voice | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it

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5 Tips for a Simple Yet Significant Marketing Campaign | Business 2 Community

5 Tips for a Simple Yet Significant Marketing Campaign | Business 2 Community | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it

Fussy design is out. Excessive words are over. Complicated Marketing is so last year. Simplicity is in.


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Crowdsourced language app seeks to translate entire Web

Crowdsourced language app seeks to translate entire Web | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it

Duolingo taps into crowdsourcing to teach a language and translate the Web.


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"If we want to translate the Web, we can't do it with 100 people or 1,000 people," he said. "We literally need millions. And if we need millions of people, we can't quite pay them, because there's millions of them. So then the question was, 'How do we get them to translate stuff for free?'"

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Join the LinkedIn Party: Five Tips for Using LinkedIn Groups Effectively

Join the LinkedIn Party: Five Tips for Using LinkedIn Groups Effectively | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
Social Media - If you are on LinkedIn to really connect with people, LinkedIn Groups is where the party is. But to get the most out of LinkedIn Groups, you need to learn ...

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LinkedIn the the most popular social media platform among translators. Are you using LinkedIn effectively?

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5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think

5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
A look at the ways that the construction of language can have implications for the way we think, act and parse the world around us.

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Our thoughts shape the words we speak, but the language we speak (and ways we communicate) help shape the way we think.  In this TED talk, an economist looks at how the grammatical structure that languages use to speak about the future impacts how the speakers of the language are able to save money for future events.  For 5 other examples of how language can impact how we think and perceive the world, see this attached article. 

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13+ Reasons Why Right Now Is a Great Time to Be a Freelancer | FreelanceFolder

13+ Reasons Why Right Now Is a Great Time to Be a Freelancer | FreelanceFolder | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
Why wait? Many would-be freelancers spend all of their time learning about freelancing and none of their time actually being a freelancer. If you ask,
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Interview with Jost Zetzsche | The Big Wave

Interview with Jost Zetzsche | The Big Wave | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
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5 Cheap Methods for Attracting New Clients

5 Cheap Methods for Attracting New Clients | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it

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"Freelancing successfully is all about meeting new people and generating leads for project work."

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A Few More Thoughts On How To Look For Work In All The Right Places

A Few More Thoughts On How To Look For Work In All The Right Places | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk-98jdPl0Q In a post from February 2, 2013, titled A Few Thoughts On How To Look for Direct Customers In All The Right Places, I said that there are basically two wa...

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Train your Brain to be Optimistic

Train your Brain to be Optimistic | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
Optimism isn't always automatic. Sometimes you must create it for yourself. We recently came across this great article by Geoffrey James for Inc.com let us know your thoughts........ Geoffrey James...
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Train your brain to be more optimistic - via experiencebusinesssolutions.com

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Create a website for your freelance translation business

Create a multilingual website in your language pairs to improve your online visibility. A website allows clients to come to you, instead of you to them. You can
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Learn how to create a website and market your freelance translation services online!

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Romantic walk with a translator

Romantic walk with a translator | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
Mox is a young but well educated translator. Two PhDs, six languages... and he hardly earns the minimum wage.
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A romantic walk with a Translator goes horribly wrong. (Well... more hilariously wrong than horribly wrong)

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Mothers of Invention -- Women Who Made it Happen

Mothers of Invention -- Women Who Made it Happen | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
We found this great blog article by Marlo Thomas Award-winning actress, author and activist, called Mothers of Invention -- Women Who Made it Happen She states... I don't know what you'd do on your...
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In celebration of International Women's Day: Mothers of Invention — Women Who Made it Happen

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Translation Price War

Translation Price War | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
Dear readers: We are aware that this post is published later than usual. The start of the year has been very busy for us: lots of assignments, emails and phone calls to answer, words to be translat...

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5 Ways to Increase Productivity as a Freelancer

5 Ways to Increase Productivity as a Freelancer | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
You've got two projects on your desk and your project manager calls you last minute to tack on another “urgent assignment.” Yikes!In this hyper-paced globalized world, everything comes down to prod...
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Because freelancers typically get paid for their work, rather than their time, it is in their best interest to maximize productivity while working on projects. This post discusses some general practices freelancers can employ to increase their own productivity levels

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Ultimate Networking Guide for Freelancers Part 2

Ultimate Networking Guide for Freelancers Part 2 | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it
We have given you a glimpse about networking for the first part of the Ultimate Networking Guide for Freelancers series where it discussed to you the basics and importance of networking to your freelance career.

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Thinking beyond your borders. What is localization? #Infographics

Thinking beyond your borders. What is localization? #Infographics | thebigword | Translation and Localization Daily | Scoop.it

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What is Localization; Why do we localize; How do we approach Localization? 

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Iulianna's curator insight, March 13, 2013 1:51 AM

Nice graph explaining Localization!