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Fifteen helpful google search operators | Food For Translators

Fifteen helpful google search operators | Food For Translators | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
First came the World Wide Web, and then came the search engine (presumably to try and make the whole thing more accessible/manageable). And it wasn't long (relatively speaking) before one particular search engine proved to be...
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Top-Notch Post Ideas for Your Freelancing Blog | FreelanceFolder

Top-Notch Post Ideas for Your Freelancing Blog | FreelanceFolder | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
Freelancers benefit greatly from having a freelancing blog.
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Ma Voisine Millionnaire » Comment fixer ses tarifs et évaluer ses revenus d’indépendants?

Ma Voisine Millionnaire » Comment fixer ses tarifs et évaluer ses revenus d’indépendants? | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
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10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Invoicing

10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Invoicing | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it

There’s a lot of fun and exciting perks to starting your own business. Bookkeeping is not one of those. New business owners often underestimate the time and stress it takes to just get paid. Here are some tips for how to make getting paid a little less painful:

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Remind your international customers when your daylight saving time starts and ends

Remind your international customers when your daylight saving time starts and ends | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
If you work with clients who are based in a different time zone, it’s a good idea to email them a few days before your daylight saving time starts or ends to let them know of the upcoming change.
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Blogging: How to Find Free Images for Your Blog

Blogging: How to Find Free Images for Your Blog | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
You're a writer, you have a blog. Perhaps you blog for clients. Images are essential for your blog posts; not only do they attract attention, but they're also valuable for SEO.
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7 Ways To Become A Better Reader And Writer | Edudemic

7 Ways To Become A Better Reader And Writer | Edudemic | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it

Since writing involves providing someone (even if it’s just yourself) with reading materials, trying to comprehend what all that entails is an excellent idea for improving your chosen method of self-expression.

But the best reading is reading accompanied by a functioning knowledge of how to understand and absorb information rather than mere skimming. Fortunately for you, the audience at home, the following tips and tricks might from Online College Courses very well make it happen.

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What Freelancers Need to Know About Google Analytics

What Freelancers Need to Know About Google Analytics | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it

Google Analytics is one of the most popular analytics packages available online, in part due to its price. Where most analytics software is relatively expensive, Google Analytics is entirely free to use — you just need a free Google account to use it.

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The Challenges of Translating Humor

The Challenges of Translating Humor | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
A literary conference considers the challenges of translating humor into other languages.
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New in town? 5 Best Practices for Fresh Freelancers

New in town? 5 Best Practices for Fresh Freelancers | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it

By Elana Baxter

First, congratulations are in order. You’ve made the choice to put yourself and your writing out there, and you want to get paid for it. That takes courage, and the journey to success as a writer requires that very brand of gumption.

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21 conseils pour votre stratégie médias sociaux

21 conseils pour votre stratégie médias sociaux | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
En tant que marque ou entreprise, être présent sur les médias sociaux est une décision qu’il ne faut pas prendre à la légère. Il y a toujours une dimension conceptuelle et stratégique.
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A Little Piece Of Advice For New Freelance Writers

Things have really changed for new freelance writers. When I began my freelancing career in 2004, things were a lot different. Finding writing jobs was easier as was getting decent pay rates. When I started writing content online, 300 word articles were common and getting $10 for each one was a standard rate even for a novice. Blogs hadn’t been invented and keywords were something that people paid little or no attention to.

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Internet Marketing for Translators – Part 1: Websites, blogs, profiles

Internet Marketing for Translators – Part 1: Websites, blogs, profiles | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it

This article is Part 1 of the series “Internet Marketing for Translators” by Anne Diamantidis.

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How to Raise Your Freelance Pay Rates in the Next 60 Days

How to Raise Your Freelance Pay Rates in the Next 60 Days | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it

Freelancers interested in earning big should always be looking for opportunities to raise rates.

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My Never-Say-Never Rules for Freelancers

My Never-Say-Never Rules for Freelancers | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
My Never-Say-Never Rules for Freelancers - The Huffington Post...
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10 Things Every Freelancer Should Try at Least Once | FreelanceFolder

10 Things Every Freelancer Should Try at Least Once | FreelanceFolder | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
Do you have a freelancer bucket list? Now, you might be wondering what a bucket list is.
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Handling Freelance’s Biggest Financial SurprisesAll Freelance Writing

Some surprises are nice: surprise birthday parties, surprise gifts, surprise breakfast in bed. Other surprises are not so nice, specifically surprises that cost you. When you’re a fulltime writer, your income fluctuates often, so surprises are typically unwelcome. But they happen, even to the most experienced writers. Success and longevity hinge on your ability to manage these surprises.

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Un rapport révèle les faibles revenus des traducteurs en Europe

Un rapport révèle les faibles revenus des traducteurs en Europe | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it

Le PETRA, la plateforme européenne de traduction littéraire du l'UE, a rendu public ses recommandations lors du festival de Francfort. Les informations contenues dans le rapport ne sont guère rassurantes, c'est le moins que l'on puisse dire. Dans 10 pays le revenu annuel net d'un traducteur est inférieur à 10.000 € et ne dépasse pas les 20.000 € dans l'ensemble des pays. Effrayant quand on sait le rôle crucial des traducteurs dans la diffusion des œuvres.

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Should All Authors Blog? | Rachelle Gardner

A few years ago, the standard wisdom was that authors, both fiction and non-fiction, should have blogs in order to gather an audience and build relationships with readers. Now, not so much. As social media and online marketing have evolved, my thoughts on blogging have changed.

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Language Blog Translation Times: Advice for Beginning Translators and Interpreters

Language Blog Translation Times: Advice for Beginning Translators and Interpreters | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
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Hey Writers, Is Your Body Sending You a Message? | Lisa Samalonis

Hey Writers, Is Your Body Sending You a Message? | Lisa Samalonis | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it

One of the things about a writing career — like other sedentary vocations — is that it can be tough on your body. Constantly sitting in front of the computer can lead to neck, arm, shoulder, and back pain. Recently, my neck and shoulders have (once again) tightened to the point of pain, which lingers on days when I am not even sitting in front of the screen.

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For Freelancers / Consultants: Under What Name Should You Do Business? - Dianna Huff

For Freelancers / Consultants: Under What Name Should You Do Business? - Dianna Huff | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it

I like to joke that I’m semi-famous online, but in real life I’m known as “James’ mom.” James is my 15-year old son and also my tech support dude. Just last week a fellow mom saw me at Back to School night and introduced me to another mom as, “This is Dianna Huff. She’s James’ mom!”

Unfortunately, I couldn’t use “James’ Mom” as a business name when I was thinking about what to name my business back in 1998.

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11 Signs Of Problematic Clients You’ll Meet in Freelancing

11 Signs Of Problematic Clients You’ll Meet in Freelancing | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it
In freelancing, it’s not the number of clients you have that will make or break your freelance business, but the kind of clients you have. There are a variety of clients out there, some are easy to work with, others make you feel like you want to give up freelancing forever. Sometimes you see the signs early; other times you will only realize that you working with a client from hell when you get burned midway to the project.
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Top 10 Reasons Why First-Time Freelancers Fail

Top 10 Reasons Why First-Time Freelancers Fail | Freelance translation and writing | Scoop.it

There’s quite a fetish for failure-as-fodder these days. Search “failure” on popular business sites like Forbes, Entrepreneur, or Inc, and you’ll get loads of articles on how it can be a great teacher.

I have to admit: I used to party on this bandwagon. Rally people to feel free to fail, as if it encourages higher-levels of creativity. Self-destruct certain projects just to see what happens.

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