Translator Training Articles on The Translator’s Studio
Translator training is one of the main areas we blog about at The Translator’s Studio. Topics include training in Spanish-to-English translation, the IoLET Diploma in Translation exam and our DipTrans preparation course, translation specialisation, fashion translation, marketing and translation pricing. We decided to create this index post to help you find what you’re looking for.
Becoming and Being a Professional Translator
This post looks at mistakes to avoid for freelance translators who sell a professional translation service online. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
Why it’s better to plan your freelance business based on facts and not instincts. Author: Genevieve Shaw.
This article will tell you how to join the ranks of certified translators. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
This article explores a way to track your time, to know how much to charge and make sure you’re using your time profitably. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
DipTrans and Advanced Spanish-to-Engilsh Translation Course
The 2019 DipTrans exam, run by the CIoL, took place in Spanish to English on 15 Jan 2019. This article will tell you about what was in the papers, with tips for 2020. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
Get the gossip on the DipTrans exam 2020 and find out what was in the Spanish-to-English exam papers. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
An overview of what to expect in IoLET DipTrans exam unit 3E Social Science, with handy tips and reference sources. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
This article looks at the what, the who and the why of fashion translation. Author: Lucy Williams.
There is a lot of important wedding fashion terminology for Spanish-English fashion translators to learn. This article tells you the terms you need to know. Author: Lucy Williams.
IT for Translators
Need help choosing a CAT (computer-aided translation) tool? This article will help you make the right investment. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
This article will tell you about the development of machine translation technology, from the 1950s to the present day. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
Inbox pausing and read receipts, a review of Boomerang for Gmail. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
Marketing for Freelance Translators
10 things freelance translators can do to become desirable collaborators for translation agencies. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
This article will help translators identify how to best harness the power of LinkedIn. Author: Genevieve Shaw.
11 ways to negotiate the jungle of social media for translators. Author: Genevieve Shaw.
This article will show you how to get a responseswhen you send your CV to a translation agency. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
Be more successful in showcasing your talent to translation agencies. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
Pricing for Freelance Translators
A not-to-do list of translation pricing. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
This article looks at the timings you can use to calculate transcreation prices. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
Plenty of reasons to defend surcharges in your freelance translation service. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
Specialisation for Translators
This article explores what a transcreation service might look like for a freelance translator. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
Training and CPD for Translators
The world of podcasts and their uses for translators. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
SEO translation is in increasing demand. How can you train to become an SEO translator? Author: Gwenydd Jones.
An English-to-Spanish translator’s perspective on details of Spanish punctuation. Author: Marián Amiguetti.