branding · creativity · finding your way · freelancing

The Paradigm of Prince for Freelancers (or when talent prevails)

  I can’t help myself from writing a few words about Prince. I admit I was shocked by his death. I loved his music and his style. However there are things about him I discovered only now. Things that were too strong not to write about. This afternoon, instead of working on a translation due… Continue reading The Paradigm of Prince for Freelancers (or when talent prevails)

finding your way · freelancing · inspiration · kids · life lessons · mom · parenting

The bear and the baby

  I am not exactly a fan of cartoons. But I have learned to embrace them. I run a freelance business and a lot of my work gets done while my 6 year old is at home with me. When the projects I work on have tight and overlapping deadlines, I find myself stopping right… Continue reading The bear and the baby

finding your way · freelance translation · freelancing · inspiration · motivation

10. Accept your fears and move on

  #10 of “Lessons in Freelance Translation“ I don’t know why but I sometimes go through occasional phases of fear of failure, of not having enough work. I guess it’s rather unavoidable when you freelance. Nothing major happened. In fact, good things are kind of unraveling themselves as I proceed translating. But those big dreams… Continue reading 10. Accept your fears and move on

creativity · motivation · music · paraphrasing lyrics · translators

Made of stars

As I am trying to wrap up a hair product translation for which I found myself navigating through a plethora of hair-styling sites and emailing a Greek hair care specialist, I need to stop to write this. You might have heard of The Open Mic founded by Dmitry Kornyukhov), a breakthrough blogging platform for translators… Continue reading Made of stars

finding your way · freelance translation · freelancing · motivation · work · writing

9. Make promises to yourself

#9 of “Lessons in Freelance Translation” Ever get that feeling that life is just too overwhelming and you don’t know what to focus on? Projects you started, book(s) to finish, new ideas flouncing in. Which translates to… a feeling of overwhelm when I don’t have a translation to work on. Today was one of those… Continue reading 9. Make promises to yourself

branding · creativity · inspiration · music · translators

For Olatz Rodriguez

I didn’t know Olatz in person but I came across her on Twitter. She was one of those translators I considered highly creative and with a passionate story to tell. People give you signs that if you interpret them wisely and with an open mind you just know there are things you share in common.… Continue reading For Olatz Rodriguez

finding your way · freelance translation · freelancing · money

8. Charge the right prices for the right clients

#8 of “Lessons in freelance translation” During the first couple of years of freelancing, I knew very little about how freelancing could be a “real” full-time job and that freelancers can earn a “real” income. With time, courage, a lot of work and networking, I changed a few aspects of my business, especially regarding pricing.… Continue reading 8. Charge the right prices for the right clients

bohemian · fashion · finding your way · freelancing · life lessons · translation · writing

The many faces of Tilda Swinton (on freelancer’s versatility)

“Tilda Swinton is 55 years old”. This is the title of the article I was reading last night. As I was scrolling the incredibly diverse pictures from movies with the Scottish actress, famous for her role as Orlando, I realised I had something to write about. I had no idea what but Tilda’s “many faces”… Continue reading The many faces of Tilda Swinton (on freelancer’s versatility)