The beauty of freelance is that you can always find some time for your nearest and dearest even in the middle of the week. For example, you can go to the country retreat for your sister’s birthday and even make a cake for her.
And there surely should come some BUT… Funny but the minus of freelance is absolutely the same! My parents think that we should take off running to help them plant potatoes at any day of the week. Or even better: “Please come and live here with us for several days! You surely can work anywhere you like!». Well… You look at them and don’t even know what to say, so that not to offend.
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Йога и медитация. Ещё не так давно мне казалось, что это удел лишь особо просветленных людей, до которых мне расти и расти. Потом я посетила пару занятий в своем спортклубе и поняла, что это и правда очень крутая вещь, даже для человека с гибкостью Буратино. Continue reading Meditation and Voice-over: Anything Common? / Что общего между медитацией и озвучиванием? →
When I started my freelance translation career – although I didn’t call it a career at that time – I did a lot of mistakes. And this is absolutely normal. What is not normal is not to learn from your own mistakes and those of your colleagues.
Yesterday I read the post 5 Sad Mistakes Freelance Translators Make on Startup by Simon Akhrameev and it resonated with my feelings. Even after 8 years of experience I found some thoughts for myself and refreshed some golden rules of a freelance translator.
Post is highly recommended for both newbies and experienced freelancers!
In the age of the Internet it would be insane for any business not to have a website. Moreover, it is globalization that dictates the pace, and if you want to be a part of the global economy you should get not only an up-to-date website but a website translated into several languages.
For a person unfamiliar with the world of translation and localization it can be a real challenge to figure out what to start with. Some insight into the topic would be a use for those thinking about going beyond national borders. Continue reading Website Localization for Dummies: 3 Basic Things You Should Know About →