career investment

What Do You Consider to Be Your Single Most Important Career Investment?

September 7, 2012 // From our blog »

When you start working as a freelance translator you soon realize that your studies and experience are only the foundation of your professional success.  You also need to invest in your business to be successful.  There are several ways in which you can do this, such as taking a business class, attending conferences and events…


When a Word Makes All the Difference

August 24, 2012 // From our blog »

Let me tell you a story.  Back in the days when I was an interpreter working for business travelers visiting Argentina, I was hired by an American businessman -let’s call him Jack- interested in purchasing a piece of land there.  He was around 50 years old and wanted to buy some land where he could…

Congreso Internacional de Correctores

International Conference of Spanish-language Proofreaders

August 17, 2012 // From our blog »

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ATA annual conference san diego

The Preliminary Program for ATA’s 53rd Annual Conference Is Out!

July 30, 2012 // From our blog »

The American Translators Association has just published the preliminary program for its Annual Conference to be held in San Diego, California, on October 24-27, 2012. On October 24th you can attend several three-hour preconference seminars which are great educational opportunities to learn directly from the experts. Here is a brief summary of some of the…

Organization tool

Wunderlist – Great app for organizing your work and your life!

July 20, 2012 // From our blog »

For busy translators, freelancers and everyone else, this is a great app from Wunderkinder. And it’s free! You can download it online from and it’s available for your iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and Mac. It’s easy to install, extremely user-friendly and it lets you organize everything you need in one place. You can also…

how much translation

How to Save Money on Translations the SMART Way

July 13, 2012 // From our blog »

With this economy we are all trying to find new ways of saving money.  We also need high-quality service and products; cutting corners on certain necessities is never advisable. Translation can be paramount to the international strategy of a company and it can be a necessary step in the success of your personal or professional…

Día del español

My Favorite Word

July 9, 2012 // From our blog »

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Language competitive examinations

Opportunities for Translators and Interpreters

July 4, 2012 // From our blog »

One of the advantages of being a member of professional associations is that you always receive the latest news about the industry.  I just received two announcements that I would like to share with you all. 1. Translation expert Marcela Jenney-Reyes just posted this announcement on LinkedIn: Attention Spanish Translators: The UN is recruiting! The…


The next ATA exam sitting is next month!

June 27, 2012 // From our blog »

For those interested in getting ATA-certified, here are the upcoming exam sittings: To register, please visit: Unless you are already certified in at least one combination, you need to offer proof of eligibility. For example, you need to be accredited or certified by another translators’ association, have an advanced degree or a combination of…

Bloguero, chat y espanglish en el DRAE

Bloguero, chat and espanglish: New Additions to the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy

June 25, 2012 // From our blog »

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