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Translators & Their Clients

There are translators who work in-house and those who work on their own (there are also those who actually have a completely different job but translate on the side, but I am not talking about them here). I have done both for long stretches of time. Whenever there is a slump in my freelance work flow, I think back on how wonderful my monthly paychecks were back then. Whenever I realize...

Buying A Non-Commodity

Chris Durban’s brochure Translation: Getting it Right – which I mentioned in this post of March 6, 2004 – has lost nothing of its effectiveness as a client-education tool and it is still available for downloading. Now there is an additional brochure by Chris Durban and Alan Melby, which explains that “using price as your sole criterion in selecting a [translation] supplier is a...