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Helpful hints for starting your freelance writing business

Helpful hints for starting your freelance writing business | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
Advice for launching a freelance writing career, including tips on querying, interviews, writing, copyediting, and working with editors.
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How Long Should You Keep Trying to Get Published? | Jane Friedman

How Long Should You Keep Trying to Get Published? | Jane Friedman | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
Do you wonder how close you are to getting published by a traditional house? Use this guide to assess where you are on your journey to get published, plus how or when to change course.
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Télétravail: 5 erreurs de débutante à éviter quand on travaille de chez soi -

Télétravail: 5 erreurs de débutante à éviter quand on travaille de chez soi - | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
Votre patron a enfin accepté le principe du télétravail un jour par semaine, ou bien vous êtes indépendante, ou bien vous avez monté une entreprise de chez vous: Quoi qu'il en soit, votre bureau, c'est votre maison !
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Negotiations for Translators - Tips for Better Negotiations | Language Realm

Negotiations for Translators - Tips for Better Negotiations | Language Realm | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it

Believe you have the power to negotiate, and you do. This is the most important psychological factor in negotiating, so start there.


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Billing by the word, the hour or the project

This topic started out as a Twitter discussion earlier this week, and I’m hoping that the translators who contributed there will join in here too! At the recent ATA conference, there was a lo...

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Survey ‘Voices from the Freelance Translator Community’

Survey ‘Voices from the Freelance Translator Community’ | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
3,165 freelance translators participated in a survey on current trends in translation pricing called ‘Voices from the Freelance Translator Community’, which was conducted by Common Sense Advisory i...
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Getting it done: managing your time as a freelancer

Getting it done: managing your time as a freelancer | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
As freelancers, we wear a lot of hats. Some days, I feel like translation is the easy part of my job: the harder parts being my roles as an accountant, marketing director, customer relations manage...
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Best Business Advice for Writers (November 2012 edition)

Best Business Advice for Writers (November 2012 edition) | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
A curated list of the best business advice for writers to grow and strengthen their careers.
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Lesson 48: Do we use right words on our websites to offer translation services? Part 2: Translators

Lesson 48: Do we use right words on our websites to offer translation services? Part 2: Translators | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
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5 Time Management Tips Every Freelance Translator Should Know

5 Time Management Tips Every Freelance Translator Should Know | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
If you're a freelance translator who needs a better time management system, look no further.

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Stop Wasting Time Today | FreelanceFolder

Stop Wasting Time Today | FreelanceFolder | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
How much time do you waste in a typical day? Is it minutes, hours, or even more? The real answer might surprise you. All of those distractions add up.
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60 Resources for Freelance Writers - All Freelance Writing

All Freelance Writing brings you 55 resources for freelance writers aspiring to start or grow their freelance writing career.
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Interview : David Abiker, présence numérique et personal branding

Interview : David Abiker, présence numérique et personal branding | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
Suite à la deuxième édition de notre enquête sur les community managers, nous avons lancé une série d‘interviews d’entreprises et de personnalités sur leur utilisation des médias sociaux.
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How to Get Noticed as a Translator?

As a translator, what is the most important thing that you need to have or do in order be noticed?
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Dear WordCount: Can I tell freelance clients who else I've worked for?

Dear WordCount: Can I tell freelance clients who else I've worked for? | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
I'm a big believer in laying your cards on the table when it comes to sharing what freelance clients you work with. Here's why.
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The 6 Unique Traits of All Remarkable Writers

The 6 Unique Traits of All Remarkable Writers | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
I've spent the last four years mentoring about seven writers. In that time I've also evaluated dozens of other writers, without choosing to mentor them.
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13 Marketing Musts For 2013 - Small Business Trends

13 Marketing Musts For 2013 - Small Business Trends | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
Check out these 13 marketing musts and get your business ready for the New Year!

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Lesson 49: Do we use right words on our websites? Part 3: Copywriting tips for translators

Lesson 49: Do we use right words on our websites? Part 3: Copywriting tips for translators | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
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Professional Use of Twitter Now Prominently Acknowledged by Translators' Associations

Professional Use of Twitter Now Prominently Acknowledged by Translators' Associations | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
The translation industry has embraced Twitter in a way that you cannot pretend it is an underground phenomenon anymore. Here are two examples that corroborate that.

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Why Ignoring Offline Promotion is a Baaaad Idea (and 9 Ideas to Get You Started) | www.publetariat.com

Why Ignoring Offline Promotion is a Baaaad Idea (and 9 Ideas to Get You Started) | www.publetariat.com | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
The Duolit team on ideas for offline book marketing.
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Devenir traducteur indépendant en auto-entreprise - Trëma Translations - English to French translation

Devenir traducteur indépendant en auto-entreprise - Trëma Translations - English to French translation | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
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Translators are not second-class professionals! | Wordyrama

Translators are not second-class professionals! | Wordyrama | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it

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Some Thoughts On The Relative Importance Of How Much Translators Make Per Hour

How much do freelance translators really make per hour? This is something that is really difficult to establish. We can measure the earning potential based on the word count per hour, but some peop...
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Are You Ready for the Pain of Publishing? | Rachelle Gardner

Are You Ready for the Pain of Publishing? | Rachelle Gardner | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it

Guest Blogger: Ed Cyzewski(@edcyzewski)“Publishing a book would be neat.”

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How to Avoid Getting Screwed When You're a New Freelancer

How to Avoid Getting Screwed When You're a New Freelancer | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
If you're just diving into the world of freelancing, welcome aboard. It's an exciting time to be a new freelancer, ...
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