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Build a Perfect LinkedIn Profile

Posted by Tomedes on March 25, 2015 – 5:37 am Filed under Uncategorized
LinkedIn is an incredibly valuable tool for forging professional relationships with new clients, and building a good LinkedIn profile is one of the first things you should do as a freelance translator who depends on the internet to source work....
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Five Reasons to Start Learning a New Language

Posted by Tomedes on February 26, 2015 – 8:49 am Filed under Uncategorized
As a translator, you’re obviously expected to know more than one language. But have you ever considered adding more languages to your linguistic repertoire? Well, thanks to the fantastic resources available on the internet, there’s never been a better time...
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Why you should work with a global translation company

Posted by Tomedes on January 28, 2015 – 10:04 am Filed under Uncategorized
As a translator, it’s important to consider working for a global translation company such as Tomedes. After all, doing so will offer you a number of key advantages over working completely independently. This blog post will discuss some of these...
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Body Language: 10 Things You Are Communicating Without Saying a Word

Posted by Tomedes on December 30, 2014 – 11:27 am Filed under Uncategorized
Although most of your translation work might be done in front of a computer screen, there are times when you’ll need to meet clients face-to-face, either in person or through an online video chat. When you’re in this situation, reading...
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6 Tips to Avoid Misunderstandings When Ordering a Translation Job

Posted by Tomedes on December 9, 2014 – 7:19 am Filed under Translation Advice, Translation Discussion
Misunderstandings and mistranslations can lead to disastrous outcomes, especially when you’re having an important business project translated.  Language barriers and mistranslations have led to newsworthy controversy in the United Kingdom and in the healthcare industry in recent years. There’s a...
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Transcription: Everything you need to know

Posted by Tomedes on October 29, 2014 – 10:20 am Filed under Uncategorized
Transcription, as used in the literary community, refers to the process of turning an audio file into a written one. The audio file may contain text spoken by just one person or by multiple people. Video files can also require...
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Are CAT tools a must for translators?

Posted by Tomedes on September 23, 2014 – 2:57 am Filed under Translation Discussion
A range of computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools are available to help professional translators with their work. They blend human translation with machine translation by using computer software to support and facilitate the process of translation. They do not replace the...
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5 Useful Marketing Tips for Translators

Posted by Tomedes on August 27, 2014 – 3:56 am Filed under Translation Advice
Professional translators are not necessarily also marketing experts and it can be daunting to know where and how to best market your services. What do you need to spend? How can you reach the right audiences? How much time will...
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The importance of mastering your translation field

Posted by Tomedes on July 30, 2014 – 3:22 am Filed under Freelance Translators
“It’s better to do one thing well than ten things poorly.” This is the advice of internationally best-selling author Heather Hart and when it comes to professional translation services, this is definitely true. Many professional translators choose to specialise in...
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Why translation isn’t something every bilingual can do

Posted by Tomedes on June 25, 2014 – 4:28 am Filed under Translation Advice
Professional translation is a skilled art. Being able to speak two languages doesn’t automatically qualify you as a translator, though it is of course one of the fundamental requirements of the job. So why isn’t translation something that every bilingual...
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