Category Archives: Home Business

A Day in the Life of a Translator

Remember that old adage, never work with animals or children? This most fundamental advice of old clearly eluded me when I decided to go freelance along with two children, a dog and two cats. Phrases involving plans, mice and men … Continue reading

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Translator Prerequisites and the A-Z of becoming a Translator

If you are serious about becoming a translator, you must be able to fulfil the following criteria, at the very least. Translator Prerequisites Your standard of education must be very high; with very few exceptions, a degree is essential, though … Continue reading

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Training Translators

Do translators need to be educated in the art and science of translation? Is it possible to train a translator in an academic setting? Is doing so worthwhile, from the translator’s perspective or from that of a potential employer? The … Continue reading

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Translator’s Home Office

Home is where your pillow is, and for a freelance translator, it’s also where the desk with its attendant office equipment and dictionaries is. But what office equipment is right for a translator? Should you buy that Thinking Machines II … Continue reading

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How To Improve a Home Business Strategy

By: Veronica Hawkins A number of people have now started to have a home business for additional income or simply to save money. It is convenient yet it also has its disadvantages. When setting up a home business, it takes … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home—A Mother’s Guide to a Career at Home as a Translator

By: Joanna Diez In my article I will focus on important aspects of working as a translator at a home based office. This will be a short guide to this job for translators, who have children and who, realistically speaking, … Continue reading

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A New Beginning: Guidelines for Successfully Establishing a Second Career

For anyone starting a new career, it is a time of excitement and nervousness. For people who are working in one profession and want to move completely into a new business, such as translation, or combine their current career with an old or new love in a different skill-set, it can appear challenging to start over. Continue reading

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