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Tips for a smooth home office move

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Tips for a smooth home office move

Hello blog, it’s been a while! The main reason for my woeful silence is that I recently moved home and office, and have been focusing on the practicalities of setting up and running my business from a new location.  I know, I know, excuses, excuses! I thought I’d share with you some tips for ensuring [&hellip

Getting into translation part 2

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Getting into translation part 2

This is another post aimed at those considering a career in translation, following my recent similar post. A few months back I was asked to write a case study for 50:50 Magazine, about what it was like being a freelance translator. It’s hard to pin down what a typical day would be like for me, [&hellip

Getting into translation

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Getting into translation

Last Saturday I gave a talk at a Chartered Instituted of Linguists event on getting started in translation. I had one hour to give a rough overview of the skills you need to be successful as a translator, the type of work you might do, a ‘typical’ day, networking, how to approach potential clients, and [&hellip

Staying positive and proactive during a recession

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Staying positive and proactive during a recession

Much as I have tried to resist the constant vocabulary of disaster and fear used in the news at the moment, it seems that a recession is fast approaching, if not already upon us. It is hard for most people to stay positive and confident about parting with their fast dwindling cash reserves in the [&hellip

Giving good customer service

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Giving good customer service

I recently had a bad experience with an online grocery delivery service provided by one of the UK’s major supermarkets. You may wonder why on earth a freelance translator is choosing to blog about supermarket shopping, but stay with me, my blog has not been hijacked by a consumer rights blogger. The relevance of this [&hellip

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