Antoni's Advice & Adventures

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How Much Should You Charge?

Freelancers looking to get their careers started often ask me how much they should charge for translation and interpreting services. It...

Memsource User Certification

Earlier this month, I passed the Memsource Certified User Test! Although I was introduced to CAT tools in the 2000s while in college, I...

The #CamelCase

Two months ago, I attended an excellent session about social media and accessibility. Just like I came to understand the importance of...

Hiring a Professional Translator

What are you really paying for when you hire a professional translator? Some people assume that our value is just the rate we apply per:...

Language Lover

Today is my birthday! A few weeks ago, I came across a fascinating post about languages, so I thought I would write something similar to...

Recommendations

Here's an early birthday present! Today I received a recommendation from one of my clients, who is also a good colleague. I first met...

The Non-Breaking Space

Have you ever heard about the non-breaking space (NBSP)? While it looks just like the average space character we all use to separate...

Swollen Laptop Battery

A swollen battery may catch fire or explode. If you've noticed your laptop has bulged, you must proceed with extreme caution and at your...

Translation of Clinical Trial Protocols

Yesterday I completed another course of AulaSIC's Biomedical Translation Master's program. Of the eight courses—nine if we count the...

Medications as Diagnostic Agents

Can medications be used as diagnostic agents? Yes! I was recently asked about this, and the first thing that came to mind was...

Don't Seek Validation from Strangers

In my LinkedIn Feed, I often see stories about job seekers being ghosted by companies. I feel you! As a freelancer, I may not apply for...

Outdated Writing Rules

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform offering business, creative, and technology courses. While these courses generally...

Hire Me!

I don't like to ask for help in public because I'm scared to look desperate. Yet, I've been encouraged to let others know what I need as...

Medical Terminology

Yesterday I completed the third course of AulaSIC's Biomedical Translation Master's that began a month ago. Instructed by Milly Landini,...

Between or Through the Cracks?

It's physically impossible to fall or slip "between the cracks"! The correct way to say it is to fall/slip through the cracks. This...

Medical Writing

One of the many blessings of being a freelancer is that I get to choose who I collaborate with. I also decide the type of work I want and...

 

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