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Starting Your Localization Career

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Starting a new career is one of the most challenging and exciting times in your life. Those of us who shift to a new career face all kinds of challenges from “entry-level” jobs that require years of experience, to a whole host of new tools to learn, to adjusting to company culture. It can get […]

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From Student to Nomad Freelance Translator Tales from Marta Volpi’s Journey around the World

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Can you imagine packing everything for your gap year, crossing the ocean and starting off as a nomad freelance translator from a tiny van in Melbourne, Australia? That’s exactly what Marta did in 2015, just after she graduated from Translation and Interpreting Studies in Trieste, Italy. Marta is an Italian translator, interpreter, digital content creator […]

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Best Practices for Maintaining a Good Client-Vendor Relationship

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The client-vendor relationship is a mutually beneficial one. Or at least if they’re well nurtured they should be. Outsourcing work is pretty common in the language industry, helping companies to save substantial capital and training time, without the need to  manage specialized personnel. However, in many cases, what is designed to relieve the client can […]

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Three Years with Women in Localization: Why volunteering is crucial to personal and professional development

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In December, LinkedIn kept reminding me that I am celebrating three years as a volunteer in the marketing department of Women in Localization. This started me on a nostalgic visit with our relationship, one of mostly love and dedication with a kindhearted and generous partner. I started working in localization in February 2017, after the […]