Freelance Translation Tips

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Helping you become a Successful Freelance Translator. More info in our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS3LdQG5zKAsBbOZ0-Ah_bA

Episódios

  • AI3 - The Chicken And The Egg (For Freelancers)

    AI3 - The Chicken And The Egg (For Freelancers)

    26/05/2016 Duração: 34min

    This is the third interview my sister has with me. Here we talk about the Chicken and the Egg. If you don't know which comes first, how do you get started. Bear with us (and the stretch of a metaphor) and you will see how it relates to freelancing. Briefly, these are the 5 points mentioned in this episode: 1: SEO and online marketing. 2. Friends and Family. 3. Do jobs for low pay. 4. Do a job for free. 5. Recognize opportunities. With the question of the chicken and the egg, recognize when an egg (or chicken) comes to you. ---- Follow Acahi on Twitter: @Acahilanguages Follow Acahi on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/AcahiTranslations Check out our Ebook: http://www.tinyurl.com/freelancetranslation And don't forget to Subscribe!

  • Edpisode 17 - AIDA in depth (Interview)

    Edpisode 17 - AIDA in depth (Interview)

    27/04/2016 Duração: 25min

    This is the second interview my sister has with me. It ended up being more of a discussion surrounding AIDA, and marketing as a freelance translator in general. To recap, A.I.D.A. stands for: Attention Interest Desire Action Any suggestions for future topics? Feel free to let us know in the comments! ---- Follow Acahi on Twitter: @Acahilanguages Follow LanguageisFun on Instagram: @languageisfun Follow Acahi on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/AcahiTranslations Check out our Ebook: tinyurl.com/freelancetranslation And don't forget to Subscribe!

  • Episode 16 - Interview With A Freelance Translator

    Episode 16 - Interview With A Freelance Translator

    27/04/2016 Duração: 40min

    My sister interviewed me because she doesn't understand what I do as a Freelance Translator and with my Translation Agency. So, there you go. At the end we discuss what books we've been reading. ---- Follow Acahi on Twitter: @Acahilanguages Follow Acahi on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/AcahiTranslations Check out our Ebook: http://www.tinyurl.com/freelancetranslation And don't forget to Subscribe!

  • Episode 15 - Turn your Service into a Product

    Episode 15 - Turn your Service into a Product

    27/04/2016 Duração: 04min

    This episode discusses Products vs. Services and some of the differences between them, such as how you usually pay for Products in advance, but you pay for Services after they've been rendered. So how can you change your Translation service into a product? The books I mention are: The E-myth revisited, by Michael Gerber: http://www.amazon.com/The-E-Myth-Revisited-Small-Businesses/dp/0887307280?&linkCode=wsw&tag=dumage-20 Built to Sell, by John Warrillow: http://www.amazon.com/Built-Sell-Creating-Business-Without/dp/1591845823?&linkCode=wsw&tag=dumage-20 The Chicken and Egg video I mention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0dFD8e3vn4 *** If you click on these links I provide to purchase the books on Amazon, the price does not change for you, but Amazon gives me a (small) percentage of your purchase, and these small amounts allow me to continue broadcasting. So I would appreciate your clicking on these links when you make your purchase! Thanks! *** ---- Follow Acahi on Twitter: @Acahilanguages Follo

  • Episode 14 - The Chicken And The Egg

    Episode 14 - The Chicken And The Egg

    27/04/2016 Duração: 07min

    Which came first? The Chicken or the Egg? Here I talk about the age old question of the Chicken and the Egg. If you don't know which comes first, how do you get started. Bear with me (and my stretch of a metaphor) and you will see how it relates to freelancing. Briefly, these are the 5 points I mention here: 1: SEO and online marketing. 2. Friends and Family. 3. Do jobs for low pay. 4. Do a job for free. 5. Recognize opportunities. With the question of the chicken and the egg, recognize when an egg (or chicken) comes to you. ---- Follow Acahi on Twitter: @Acahilanguages Follow Acahi on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/AcahiTranslations Check out our Ebook: http://www.tinyurl.com/freelancetranslation And don't forget to Subscribe!

  • Episode 13 - Book Recommendations For Language Studies

    Episode 13 - Book Recommendations For Language Studies

    29/03/2016 Duração: 07min

    **** I have no affiliation with the authors I mention, nor do I receive any benefit, monetary or otherwise, from mentioning them or their books. I am just recommending these books because I liked them and I think others who are into linguistics and translation might like them too. **** Here I discuss some books I've been reading lately that deal with translation and linguistics: 1. "Translating Styles", by Tim Parks http://preview.tinyurl.com/hhejxwa 2. "La ricerca della lingua perfetta", by Umberto Eco http://preview.tinyurl.com/hvs8t8k "The search for the perfect language" by Umberto Eco http://preview.tinyurl.com/grvohtt 3. "The Korean Language Reform of 1446", by Gari Keith Ledyard http://preview.tinyurl.com/hpbdjg8 4. "History of Chinese Characters" (Also called "Character Types") by Wang Nai http://preview.tinyurl.com/gn6mpd4 5. 'The Adventure of English", by Melvyn Bragg http://preview.tinyurl.com/zkg4k8n The History of English Podcast http://historyofenglishpodcast.com/ ---- Follo

  • Episode 12 - A Rant - The Problem With Startups

    Episode 12 - A Rant - The Problem With Startups

    29/03/2016 Duração: 09min

    Basically: 1) Google and Facebook are NOT startups. 2) If you are striving to be a successful startup, you're doing it wrong. More of a rant than anything. About how I'm sick of this whole 'culture of reverence' for anything using the "Startup" and "Entrepreneur" buzzwords.

  • Episode 11 - Glossaries (And Why You Should Keep One)

    Episode 11 - Glossaries (And Why You Should Keep One)

    29/03/2016 Duração: 03min

    A shorter episode today just talking about glossaries Glossaries are essential for every translator. Even if you don't have a fancy CAT tool with its own built-in glossary, you can keep one on your own very easily. ---- Follow Acahi on Twitter: @Acahilanguages Follow Acahi on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/AcahiTranslations Check out our Ebook: http://www.tinyurl.com/freelancetranslation

  • Episode 10 - Good Points About Being A Freelance Translator

    Episode 10 - Good Points About Being A Freelance Translator

    29/03/2016 Duração: 05min

    For the sake of balance, I decided to talk about one of my favorite ongoing jobs at the moment. Just to show you some good points about Freelance translation. ---- Follow Acahi on Twitter: @Acahilanguages Follow Acahi on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/AcahiTranslations Check out our Ebook: http://www.tinyurl.com/freelancetrans...

  • Episode 9 - A Bad Experience In Translation You Can Hopefully Learn From

    Episode 9 - A Bad Experience In Translation You Can Hopefully Learn From

    29/03/2016 Duração: 09min

    I felt that, in order to be fair, I should point out some of the bad points of freelance translation, first among which is almost always non-payment. Here is my story about a client who never paid me. And yes, I name names, because she still owes me money. Here are a few side-by-side comparisons of the document I sent to them and what the end client posted on their website: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jejxatq961naql8/AADVvIYhKhoUmQpt-x4UJ5_ka?dl=0# ---- Follow Acahi on Twitter: @Acahilanguages Follow Acahi on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/AcahiTranslations Check out our Ebook: http://www.tinyurl.com/freelancetranslation

  • Episode 8 - Your Second Language Is Like Having A Second Degr

    Episode 8 - Your Second Language Is Like Having A Second Degr

    29/03/2016 Duração: 07min

    If you are looking for a job or need to earn money, your second language is your most valuable asset. Don't waste it. In this video I mention another blog post of mine on getting started. You can find it here: http://www.acahi.com/2014/08/before-getting-started-in-freelance-translation-pregame-book-excerpt/ I also mention my book, which you can purchase here: tinyurl.com/freelancetranslation

  • Episode 4 - Book Recommendations - Time Management

    Episode 4 - Book Recommendations - Time Management

    29/03/2016 Duração: 04min

    Here is a rather long-winded episode that I wanted to get off my chest. These are 4 book recommendations for the freelance translator who is serious about time and workflow management, and about being their own boss. In case you want to skip ahead: 1:45 - Book 1: David Allen's "Getting things Done" (You can buy it here: http://tinyurl.com/jrnz8gu) 3:33 - Book 2: Tim Ferriss's "The Four Hour Workweek" (Buy it here: http://preview.tinyurl.com/hp87o4o) 5:49 - Book 3: Work the System, by Sam Carpenter (http://preview.tinyurl.com/hkfsxzb) 7:23 - Book 4: "The Checklist Manifesto", by Atul Gawande (http://preview.tinyurl.com/jttrzul) And here is the link for the free PDF I mention, with tips and tricks for freelance translators: http://preview.tinyurl.com/zxkhuyn

  • Episode 5 - OCR

    Episode 5 - OCR

    29/03/2016 Duração: 09min

    This episode discusses Optical Character Recognition, or OCR. The one I use: http://www.onlineocr.net/ Feel free to let me know if you use any other tools or recommend anything else. I don't think I've discussed this ever before, so I am open to new ideas.

  • Episode 7 - Recommending Fellow Translators

    Episode 7 - Recommending Fellow Translators

    29/03/2016 Duração: 07min

    Episode 7 - Recommending Fellow Translators by Acahi

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