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Feast or Famine - that old chestnut

This post first appeared on the ITI’s Pillar Box blog back in July 2014, after I was asked to contribute by the then editor, Rachel Malcolm. 981 more words


Above the parapet

There have been a number of posts recently on social media forums about stepping outside your comfort zone and I wrote about this very topic last year, when I ventured out of my cosy office environment and worked for a client overseas. 1,310 more words


Subcontracting - is it your cup of tea?

I’ve always said that subcontracting most definitely isn’t my cup of tea. Not for me the hassle of project management, proof-reading others’ work and doing all the admin legwork without the joy of translation itself. 1,495 more words


The gig guide: A new model of work?

Hoping for long-term, secure employment with one organisation? Or perhaps you’re planning to build your career on a freelancing model? Whatever your personal preferences, the world of work is changing, not least in the extent to which people are employed on a permanent basis.  

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A change is as good as a rest

I know, I know, it’s been ages since I last posted. In my defence, I was on holiday the last week of June, another fabulously relaxing and battery-recharging… 1,011 more words

Freelance Translator

Serial Entrepreneur Part 3...4....5

So I think I must be a little crazy. I keep trying all these new ideas in the hopes that one will take off and show me the way to make enough money to help support my family yet keep me from having to go back into the traditional workforce. 394 more words


Tools for Translators

I felt very honoured recently to be asked to contribute to a great new initiative by Alina Cincan, of Inbox Translations. She’d had the brainwave of asking 72 well-regarded translators to describe two or three inexpensive tools or apps that really made their professional life easier. 242 more words