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I am Moomoo’s mummy. Moo moos was born on a cold January afternoon after a gruelling 3 day labour. Moo moos was born without her dad present, which would be the case for the rest of her little life. 729 more words

Balancing Work With Family Life

Are formatting surcharges still viable?

A query from a colleague yesterday set me off on this train of thought: she’d proposed a PowerPoint surcharge to a long-standing agency client and been told that surely surcharges weren’t relevant any more, now that most CAT tools process files in most common formats. 1,351 more words


Being picky – choosing your words

I’ve been translating for over 30 years now and over that time you come to realise what texts you actually enjoy. Whether or not you end up working on those texts is up to you, but as a freelancer it’s definitely your prerogative to pick and choose. 1,383 more words


Insurance Matters for Freelance Translators – Are you covered?

Progressing from my last post on financial planning for freelance translators and inspired by a suggestion from Marie at Looking Glass Translations, I thought I’d turn my gaze to the thorny topic of insurance for freelancers. 1,763 more words


Serendipity: The Secret to Success that No One Is Talking About

Psst. I’m going to let you in on a secret. It’s something no one is talking about, but it just could be the best thing to ever happen to you. 788 more words

Self Improvement

Self-Employed Day Off?

As a therapist, I work with people all the time helping them “set limits” or structure their time accordingly for self-care, focusing on helping them achieve balance in their life.  360 more words


4 Tips to Advance Your Freelance Career, Even When There’s No Work

It’s no secret: Freelancing is hard work.

Instead of one boss, you may have 10, 20, even 30 bosses (aka clients).
You have a lot of different demands, responsibilities, and projects vying for your time and attention. 560 more words

Self Improvement