Freelancing

How to Avoid Frustration at Work?

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Although freelancers are usually perceived by full-time employees as those happy individuals who work 3 hours a day sipping drinks on a beach (check out stereotypes about translators), we are as prone to get frustrated as any other worker. I would even argue that the frustration risk is much higher in our case, since many of […]

In English

Why Quality in Translation Is So Important?

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By Gabriela Janiszewska At one point of running a business, you start considering whether it would be beneficial for you to enter foreign markets with you products and services. To do that you will ultimately have to translate your company content, such as a company website, brochures, folders, data sheets, manuals, etc. into a foreign […]

CAT tools

My review of memoQ 2014

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As you probably know, I have been given an opportunity to test memoQ 2014. Well, it took me quite a long time to gather my thoughts and write a review, mainly due the fact that I have had to work with Trados Studio for a couple of my clients who prefer this tool, but also […]

CAT tools

MemoQ 2014 briefing and website updates

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Sorry for not writing for so long. I have been really busy with several translation projects (I have been doing some medical translations and a pretty big telecommunications project and many many smaller things), decorating our new home and another big project that I will probably describe to you quite soon so stay tuned ;). I […]

CAT tools

My dream CAT tool…

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CAT tool

… probably hasn’t been created so far, but as I have recently learned to use several tools such as Google Translator Toolkit and Translation Workspace I started wondering what features it should have to make translation process easier, more effective, less time-consuming and stressful. So I decided to create my list of must-have features which might […]

Freelancing

How to work from home faster?

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Time is money

When I tell somebody that I am a freelance translator working at home, they usually react by saying something like this: “Wow! You must be a really strong-willed person! If I were you I would never be able to get down to work at home”. Well, certainly I am (oh how modest of me to […]