What are the best countries to work freelance?

Being a freelance translator means the whole world is your oyster. The beauty of self-employed translation is that you can activate your “out of office” email response permanently and have full control over your location and the final say over…

How much do translators make?

Are you an aspiring translator hoping to hit the jackpot with your translator salary? Or a potential translation student wondering “how much do translators make?”? The myths about the highest paying translation languages can scare potential clients away and lure…

Newbie translators: five traps to watch out for

Newbie translators are often confused at the outset of their translation journey and don’t have enough knowledge on how to get established. It is usually because their academic background was focalised on linguistic practice and translation training rather than honest…

How much does translation cost per word?

The common practice in the translation world is to charge translation buyers for the words found in the source text. This method helps translators and translation companies create an accurate quote for the translation cost per word from the beginning…

Can you work from home as a translator?

Doing work from home as a translator seems like the perfect scenario for many linguists. The reason why so many translators lean toward this working mode is because it grants them freedom and a flexible working schedule. On top of…

What is the average translation speed?

There are several factors to take into account when it comes to calculating the average translation speed. Many translation buyers have the tendency to place the turnaround times for their translation projects along with the price tag and the degree…

4 ways to reduce translation costs

Professional translation services may not be something that you originally accounted for in your budget. As a business owner, you are probably aware that the most successful companies communicate in more than one language. Translating your content is therefore the…

How to create the perfect translator CV

Freelance translators are effectively business owners and getting new clients is one of their core objectives. If your business is virtual, you are probably aware that your CV is the first contact your potential clients have with your personal brand….

Transcreation: your way to cross-cultural marketing

Transcreation is increasingly becoming an integral part of marketing campaigns. It is part and parcel of the process of transcending language and culture barriers when it comes to marketing and advertising geared messages (such as a slogan). Advertisers who aim…

Inverse translation: the more challenging direction

In translation studies, the term “inverse translation” is used when referring to the act of translating from one’s mother tongue into another working language. The opposite of this activity is labeled as “direct translation”, where the translator operates from one…

How many countries speak Arabic?

Arabic is the official language of 25 countries that stretch from Morocco in the North of Africa until the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf. There are three forms of Arabic: Modern Standard Arabic, Classical Arabic and Colloquial Arabic….

Expert Hack for Learning Arabic

Last week we discussed a few reasons as to why learning Arabic can be a highly advantageous addition to your CV. Our article revolved around how learning Arabic can benefit you economically, professionally and even psychologically. This week we thought…