We know this has been a good year for all our members, since we have seen thousands of completed jobs in our platform. The satisfaction of a good job for both agencies and freelancers reflects in the constant growing of our community, which now counts with 19,839 users (19,804 freelancers and 35 agencies).
The end of a productive... Read more
It’s that time of the year! As the year is coming to an end, we celebrate Christmas with our friends and family with gifts, lights everywhere, Christmas trees and lovely dinners. There’s something special about this day, like a sense of wonder looking at all the beautiful lights, the decorated Christmas trees and everything... Read more
Sometimes, funny wrong expressions in a billboard are meant to be noticed to provoke a laugh. In fact, certain brands base their entire marketing efforts in this style of communication. Spelling errors, however, can also be an accident. With good or bad results, who knows? It all depends on the luck factor. When a global company is arriving to a new market, ... Read more
Saint Nicholas Day is a highly popular holiday in different countries around the world, especially in Europe. The Saint is so profoundly present that, depending on the local culture, he can be the patron saint of children, sailors, the falsely accused, young women or merchants... Read more
A language family is a group of languages related through descent from a common ancestral language, called the proto-language of that family. Linguists describe the daughter languages within a language family as being genetically related. They have often used trees and branches as metaphors to explain and map the connections between language groups.
There are thousands of spoken languages in the world and most can be traced back in history to show how they are related to each other... Read more
The translation industry is constantly growing and thought translators are the most prominent professionals, there are many other career fields in this industry.
Translation is about allowing communication while converting the information from a source language to a target language. This process often involves different roles including Project Managers, Editors, Proofreaders, among others... Read more
Computer Aided Translation (CAT) is a type of human translation supported by specialized software. The technology assists a translator’s tasks by providing translations for phrases or sentences that they have translated before – thereby increasing productivity. In fact, a CAT tool is one of the most critical in a translator’s arsenal.
Unlike Machine Translation (MT), which is lightning-fast but requires rigorous post-editing, CAT... Read more
Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. It’s officially the beginning of holiday season and an amazing opportunity to get together with our beloved ones and enjoy their company. Every November, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of the month. Families across the U.S. gather for a traditional turkey dinner and watch the Macy’s Parade or some matches.... Read more
Veterans Day is the day we remember and honor all men and women who have fought in combat since World War I. It is marked each year on November 11th, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice (cease-fire) that ended that war. The armistice was signed in 1918, and President Woodrow Wilson first began the tradition of it as a day of American national remembrance in November 1919. In 1938, it became an official national holiday, and in 1954 it became known as Veterans Day instead... Read more
National Author’s Day is celebrated each year on November 1. Allegedly, the origin of this day is thanks to Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, who was president of the Illinois Women’s club. McPherson was a teacher and avid writer who, apparently, wrote a fan letter to fiction writer Irving Bacheller to express her love for his story “Eben Hoden’s Last Day A’Fishin”... Read more
No one would disagree with the claim that language and thought interact in many significant ways. Different theorists have tried to explain this situation in different ways. The linguistic relativity principle is the idea that the varying cultural concepts and categories inherent in different languages affect the cognitive classification of the experienced world in such a way that speakers of different languages think and behave differently because of it... Read more
When working as a freelancer, you are not just doing your regular job. You are multitasking. You need to offer your clients the very best of you, and that means performing a great project management, being assertive and having clear accounting reports. When you started your freelance career, you probably thought it would be easier than actually is. That you will be in the best financial moment... Read more
Digital translation offers different advantages including saving time and costs. However, finding the right translation tool may be harder than expected because it requires some specific analysis regarding the needs of each company... Read more
One of the most common questions is whether all human beings think in a similar way—regardless of the language they use to convey their thoughts—or if the language we speak affects the way we think. This question has entertained philosophers, psychologists, linguists, neuroscientists, and many others for centuries.. Read more
It was almost midnight of the deadline date and the project wasn’t finished. A hard noise came from the window that almost paralyzed the dedicated translator that was struggling with the most difficult glossary of his entire career. Trembling, he went to check that everything was in order, thinking that perhaps the small but bloodthirsty goblin had returned. He sighed in relief when he realized that it... Read more
Freelancing is attractive to professionals of different sectors and Translation is one of them. A freelance business gives more flexibility in numerous ways. At its core, it refers to offering a skill in exchange for payment. If you’re just getting started, it’s likely that you are unsure about how to find new clients or get opportunities... Read more
Project managers from all types of companies often need the services of professional translators. Those project managers have multilingual communication needs almost daily, as their subsidiaries are based overseas and their business partners speak different languages. Unless a Project Manager (PM) contracts a linguist, he/she would have a horrible time communicating with.. Read more
Being your own boss implies much more expenses, responsibilities and discipline than working for a company. The freedom to choose the projects you prefer, having a flexible schedule and working from anywhere you like, are advantages you can only achieve as a freelance but they come with a price.
First, you need to have more structure and self-motivation, because as anemployee you just follow the... Read more
Interpreting consists in rendering a spoken or signed language into another one while maintaining the meaning and intention of the source language content.
The demand for interpretation and translation has been around for centuries in the history of humanity and, with the evolution of technology, some practices were enhanced or automated. In fact, nowadays interpreters can work remotely and through different... Read more