Translation Journal

Digital Online Journal - Established 1997

A digital online journal for translators, interpreters, and interested friends of the translation industry.

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Would You Eat This? Euphemisms in Business and Politics

“Euphemism” can be defined as “a mild, indirect, or vague term for one that is considered harsh, blunt, or offensive”. However, in business, politics, and some other areas, euphemisms are used to mask the real meaning of a word in order to sell a product...

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  • How to Send Large Files +


    Have you ever had trouble sending a file attachment by email and wondered why? Chances are the file was too large. Most mail servers have size limitations for both incoming and outgoing files, with a maximum of about 20 MB.

    Translators and interpreters must often create and send large files to clients, such as InDesign files that include high-resolution photos and videos. Because of their size, simply sending these files through an email service provider is not an option.

    The good news is that there are many different file-sharing solutions available on the Internet that allow anyone – with or without technical expertise – to transfer files of any size with ease.

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  • Testimonials: What to Include and How to Display +


    Testimonials give you the opportunity to provide proof about your services. Make it easy for potential clients to see what others are saying about you and your company by adding testimonials to your website and marketing materials.

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  • Goal Setting: It’s That Time of Year +

    Translation Journal - Goal Setting

    It’s that time of year when everyone is talking about setting goals for 2015. Whether you are a freelance translator or interpreter, own your own translation company, or work for a translation service provider, you no doubt know that setting goals is essential to long-term success both in your business and personal life.

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  • How to Set Your Rate as a Freelance Translator +

    Freelance Translator

    It’s the most common question I hear when talking with translators and interpreters: How much should I charge? The question comes from everywhere in the industry, from the recent graduate just starting out in a career in translation and interpreting to the seasoned professional who needs to renegotiate his or her rates with a client.

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  • Want to Succeed? Focus on Systems Rather Than Goals +

    Translation Journal Update February 2015

    How are you coming along with setting goals for 2015? Did you block out some time in your calendar this past week to plan how you want your business and personal life to look at the end of 2015? I hope you are well on your way!

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  • How to Get (and Use) Testimonials +


    Testimonials can work magic for your business by building trust and credibility with prospective clients. But like any magic, they must be used responsibly.

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  • How to Get Premium Rates for Your Services +

    How to Get Premium Rates

    To get top dollar for your services, you need to be strategic about where you market yourself. You may be able to offer your usual services to a different audience and double or triple your income – without working more! There are, however, a few things to consider when strategically targeting clients.

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