Smart Christmas!

It’s hard to choose a gift for someone who is already gifted — and translators are! We thought hard, and decided that the best gift would be the one of knowledge! That’s why in this festive issue of Smart Ways we are giving you not one, but five amazing webinars. (more…)

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. (more…)

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?” (more…)

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.  (more…)

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. (more…)

Smart Ways #6: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

We dedicate this week’s digest to the great translators of the past and the present with several brilliant articles on the subject. Other topics include getting started with social media marketing, translating “just to understand” orders, and top soft skills to look for in localization project managers.  (more…)

5 Reasons to Bring Your Own Clients to SmartCAT

As you know, SmartCAT allows you to find new customers with least effort. But the magic works both ways: If you bring your own clients to the platform, this will give you a number of competitive and professional advantages, which we will discuss in this article. (more…)

3 Reasons Every Freelancer Should Be on SmartCAT

Alright, to get it straight, reasons to be on SmartCAT are many. But let’s try to keep it concise and focus on the three main ones. (more…)