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THE TRANSLORIAL TOOL BOX

The Tool Box Journal is an online newsletter that comes to its subscribers’ mailboxes twice a month. In Translorial, we offer a quarterly digest of Jost’s most helpful tips from the past season. BY JOST ZETZSCHE © 2014 INTERNATIONAL WRITERS’…

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THE TRANSMUG REPORT

Apple Keyboard on a PC Not long ago, I downloaded Parallels version 8. Besides the usual minor tweaks any upgrade will bring, I was delightfully surprised to find my Apple® Keyboard added to my virtual machine’s selection. As a translator,…

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RUNNING A SMALL BUSINESS

Translators and interpreters got a crash course in small business management and an in-depth tutorial on financial and tax planning for the independent contractor from Kermit Clum. BY MARY DENIKE On  February  23  in  downtown  San Francisco, Kermit  Clum  led …

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TAKING THE FEAR OUT OF CONTRACTS

In September, Courtney Searls-Ridge helped NCTA members get an edge on their contract negotiation skills. BY MARTINA BURKERT Excellent language skills are essential for freelance translators and interpreters. To be successful, however, good business skills are also necessary. In addition…

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A FOCUS ON FEEDBACK

Last winter’s NCTA member survey has provided positive feedback that is driving new initiatives. BY COREY ROY Something different happened at NCTA’s  General  Meeting  on  May 4, 2013. Instead of hearing from a presenter on an aspect of the translation…

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