A few thoughts on relaunching my website

You might be wondering why I decided to overhaul my website just 14 months after having launched its predecessor. I agree it’s a bit unusual; some of you might call it eccentric. Here is a summary of that thought process and of the lessons learnt. Squarespace is fantastic… for those who have enough time to…

An unscientific assessment of Studio 2015 after 1 hour of use

Here are my first thoughts on SDL’s latest product after 1 hour working on today’s translation! The interface format is similar to the 2014 version, but the aesthetics are nicer and the overall look is more streamlined When the target language is set to French, the quotation marks change to guillemets – finally! #praisetothepowersthatbe The…

Giving more than one price options for services: a good idea?

My dear colleague Jesse Tomlinson tweeted a very interesting question to me yesterday: is it a good idea to give more than one price option for services?  I promised to elaborate, but 140 characters is decidedly too short. Let’s look at few real-life examples: This first example will sound familiar: the client forgets to send a…

Become a Project Manager’s favorite translator

I was a Project Manager for 6 years. During those years, I did have favorites, and my favorite translators got a LOT of work. How does a translator become a PM’s favorite? Note: This post is about how a freelance translator can go from being just a name in an agency’s roster to the translator…