Christmas tree for translators

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´Tis the season and it’s time to send your best wishes to your clients and colleagues. This Christmas tree for translators is the best way to send your best wishes for the new year to come and also serves as a marketing business reminder that you are ready and available to take on work in 2022.

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Once payment is received, the card without watermarks will be sent to the email address you entered at the time of the purchase. All cards can be customized (your name can be added). If you are a company, your logo can be included.


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Hi there! 2020 is already here and Translator Fun wanted to officially kick off the year with this sign translators can use to remind their clients they are willing to accept well-priced projects.

May this 2020 be full of interesting well-paying projects!

Let the fun begin.

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Negotiation skills: get an ample deadline

End-of-year negotiation skills

Negotiation skills: get an ample deadline

When you are a freelance translator you not only have to be good at languages but also acquire good negotiation skills.

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Translators’ nightmares — “The most dreaded deadline”

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Freelance translator’s lifestyle — Getting ready for the holiday season

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Also see this cartoon in Spanish.

Christmas and New Year’s eve are just around the corner. Are you planning to work during the holiday season? Are you ready to receive a last-minute job offer?

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A freelance translator’s lifestyle

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Also see this comic strip in Spanish.

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Have you been there? Do you think that this is an accurate description of a day in a freelance translator’s life? Is it a myth or an exaggeration maybe? Is there some truth in this description?

Would you like to share your story?

“Weirdest place where you’ve ever worked on a translation project”

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See this post in Spanish>>

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Twitter series (part 1) — “Twitter overdose”

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Twitter is a social networking service that allows you to answer the question “What are you doing?” by sending short text messages of 140 characters or fewer called “tweets” to your friends, colleagues or “followers”.

Interactions on Twitter are faster and you can communicate with anyone you want by simply typing “@ plus their username” on the text area (email addresses are no longer needed!)

Many professionals are now using Twitter to market their businesses, stay informed and network. As I mentioned in this article, translators seem a little reluctant to start using Twitter as a marketing tool to help them grow their businesses (see these poll results from 2009 and 2010). However, the number of translators and language professionals using Twitter is growing. Some blogs and sites have published lists of their favorite language Twitterers (see The Global2Local current top 5 Favorites on Twitter! and Jared’s list of his favorite ones on Twitter for translators?). Even a competition to choose the Top 25 language Twitterers was held in May 2011. The top 25 language twitters are listed here.

To start “hearing” what your colleagues are tweeting about translation and localization make sure you follow tweets with these hashtags: #xl8, #t9n and #L10n.

If you would like to get some tips on what to tweet and some ideas on twitter timing read this useful article on Social Media Tactics for Translators: Twitter by Silvina Jover-Cirillo.

As for myself, my experience with Twitter has been very rewarding so far. I could see for myself that using Twitter for one’s professional career has many benefits as my colleagues had indicated. My tweeting practice has given me the opportunity to meet colleagues, stay informed about translation-related news, articles, webinars, tools, products and features and to be contacted for work opportunities.

See you on Twitter!

You can follow me @Romina_Bona and @TranslatorFun of course!

Recommended further reading: 5 Ways NOT to Use Twitter for Freelancers