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Tagline or slogan giveaway!

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one of my fun slogans

Updated 07/01/2015: Due to new translation assignment (rather urgent too) I might not be able to get back to you straight away. But I will be accepting your requests until the 16th of Jan as promised. 🙂

Dear all,

I hope you all enjoyed Xmas. May you always be in good health and surrounded by the people you love.

Time to give away something to my readers! I have been thinking about it for some time but I wasn’t sure. Well, today I decided to go for it. Maybe it’s because of the melomakarona?

Here’s the story. After posting some fun and cool slogans on my blog here and here, I took part in a slogan contest and won – out of 300 entries the majority of which were written by English native speakers – which encouraged me to continue exploring this passion of mine.

What you get for free:

A minimum of 3 taglines or marketing slogans for your business to choose from (for the difference between a tagline and a slogan read this) along with ideas, suggestions, keywords to help come up with a tagline or slogan that works.

How to participate:

All you need to do is comment here or email me at phimag (at) live (dot) com. You do not need to follow my blog but I will be glad if you do.

Giveaway period:

From 28/12/2014 until 06/01/2015 (extended until the 16th!)

How it works:

To create your slogan or tagline, I will need the following information about your brand and/or business: goals, mission, what kind of message you want to convey, what you would like to avoid, whether you want to go for something bold, fun, powerful, classy etc. The process is simple, straight-forward and I will be involving you as well for feedback.

Important:

The slogan or tagline is written only for you. You cannot sell it. You may use it on your business lit, website, marketing materials and it is completely free of charge. By participating, you automatically agree that your name and/or company will be mentioned on this blog or other channels or material I use for professional reasons. However, if you wish to remain anonymous, I will respect your wish. If you don’t like the slogan or tagline, no worries.

That’s it. Interested? Great! I will be looking forward to hear from you.

M.

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17 fun taglines for promoting translation and language services

To translate isn’t just to articulate. I am sure that my services you will appreciate.

Dear colleagues,

As I was going through my CV this morning now that I have some time, I was thinking to follow Marta Stelmaszac’s advice on including a personal statement. Funny thing, I remember I used to have a personal statement but I was never convinced it actually worked. To be honest, I never invested sufficient time in finding the perfect words. And things are evolving. I get to do more and diverse work in certain translation fields so I must think of something intelligent.

So, as I was trying to find the right words, I have found myself coming up with funny phrases. What’s happening to me?!

And since I can’t use any of them, here I am sharing them here. Which translates to… I better think of a serious one and continue editing my CV now.

These are the taglines I came up with. Some of them might have the potential to sound professional but you be the judge of that.

1. Give me the text and I will do the rest.

2. Trust me with your text and I will do what I do best. Translate! (you have to add “translate” because someone might think that what you do best is making carrot cake)

3. I let no client down because translation is my natural gown. (instead of translation, it can be interpreting, teaching languages etc.)

4. I translate in pajamas but I shoot words like a cowboy in Dallas. (it could also refer to the team)

5. Quality is my second name. Quantity is my first. Nice to meet you.

6. To translate isn’t just to articulate. I am sure that my services you will appreciate. (a bit of a Yoda arrangement here for rhyming purposes).

7. Pick me and peek with me. (come on, it’s not that bad. Look at this from a Beyoncè song:  Peek with me into a parallel universe…)

8. If I can fly you to the moon, why not hire me? Don’t be a fool.

9. People are people, professionals are professionals. Who will you choose?

10. Don’t waste your time and money. Choose a linguist whose speaks like honey. (for extremely polite translators)

11. I will give you the words and you can have my word.

13. I work for your reputation and success so choose me and avoid the mess.

14. What I do is what you want so take the big step cause your competitors could get there first.

15. Serious translator shooting for the stars picking the ones to take you afar. (for the really ambitious ones)

16. I am the one you are looking for so hurry up and come aboard.

17. When I translate, I open a new gate. (or paradise’s gate …that would be too much, don’t you think?)

Seriously though, if you want a serious approach to promoting your services or writing your CV, contact Marta from Want Words.

Have a lovely week everyone!

Oh and don’t forget to tell me what you think.

Magda

PS: My other slogan writing post 15 slogans inspired by freelance translation received an unbelievable amount of shares on social media so thank you everybody!

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15 slogans inspired by freelance translation

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Dear all,

I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before but I think it’s time to share some of my slogans with you. These phrases are inspired by translation and everyday life as a translator, freelancer and mom. Which translates to things you can’t exactly predict as some of these popped out of nowhere!

As you will see, a few of these phrases are inspired by titles of movies and other famous sayings but still they are mine so please bear in mind that if you need to use them in anyway please kindly indicate the source. Commercial or marketing use of these slogans isn’t allowed without permission.

1. It’s never too (trans) late.

2. When the cat’s away, the mice will translate.

3. Natural born translators will always try to translate silence.

4. Translate your emotions.

5. Translation is embedded into life. The things we say or do often get translated, mistranslated or completely lost in translation.

6. Freelance translator: Owner of a life between deadlines, coffee cups and hopes for a better pay.

7. Some women wish they could afford diamonds. Others wish they could afford a baby-sitter.

8. Coffee is a translator’s best friend.

9. Having trouble with a foreign text? Hiring a professional translator is what you should do first!

10. Translators rewrite the world so you can have a better life in it.

11. Freelancing and raising kids on a budget isn’t as hard as you think. It’s actually a lot harder.

12. Nobody is going to wait until you are ready so forget about not being ready and follow your dreams now.

13. There are two ways to achieve work life balance when you have kids: Hire a baby-sitter or a cleaning lady or both.

14. A shy translator meets deadlines. An extrovert one also meets direct clients.

15. The text is yet to come.

Those are the 15 slogans I have right now. Let me know which one you like best and if you are interested (or know someone who is) in hiring me to write catchy phrases for, let’s say, a marketing campaign, I will be delighted to do it. It would be fun! Just email me at mgdp05 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Magda