New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the last week of December and the end of the year is heading our way at a fast pace. No matter if it concerns personal or business matters, we are looking back at this time of the year. We try to remember and relive the best things that happened and forget the worse ones. At the same time we look forward somewhat cautiously, not yet ready to accept the stress of a new year. So this is the right moment to talk about a somewhat uneasy subject: New Year’s resolutions. Continue reading

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10 Steps to Go from Zero Clients to Fully Booked in 6 Months

Whether you are an experienced in-house translator or just starting your path in this profession, once you go freelance, you'll face the same challenge: getting clients. The worst part is, unless you have considerable savings, you don't have much time to lose. In this article and the accompanying SmartCAT Academy course, we will help you become fully booked in the shortest time frame possible. Continue reading

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Smart Ways #8: Constructed Languages, Translapreneurs, and more

In this issue of our weekly newsletter, we'll dive into Arrival's Heptapod, Game of Thrones's Dothraki, and other fascinating constructed languages of our days. We will also talk about some translation technology myths, going from freelancers to entrepreneurs, and more. Read on! Continue reading

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7 Good Reasons to Grow from Freelancer to Entrepreneur on SmartCAT

Being a freelance translator is great. You don't need to report to a boss, you can work from anywhere, and only you manage your own time. Sounds a lot like being an entrepreneur, doesn't it? The only difference is that your days/weeks off are "earnings off," too. So at some point you start asking yourself: "What if? What if I make the switch from freelancer to entrepreneur?" Continue reading

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Smart Ways #7: Giving Thanks

As you could guess, this week's digest is dedicated to Thanksgiving, which is celebrated in the US today. We'll make a linguistic journey into gratitude and turkeys — but also into the challenges faced by aboriginal languages and the measures aimed at improving their fate.  Continue reading

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7 Smart Ways to Get More Email Replies

Love it or hate it, but writing emails is an inevitable part of being a freelancer or running a translation agency. And the more email replies you get, the higher your changes to get an interesting job or a well-paying customer. In this guest post, David Miralles Pérez of Circa Lingua shares the ways to make your emails more compelling and engaging. Continue reading

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