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Translator Training Articles on The Translator’s Studio

by | Last updated Oct 16, 2019 | Translator Training

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Looking for posts related to translator training? This index post lists all the articles on our site related to training for translators.

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 points language graduates in the right direction towards becoming a professional translator: getting experience, specialising and doing further qualifications. 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

This article describes nine mistakes that Spanish-to-English translators repeatedly make. How many apply to you? Author: Gwenydd Jones.
This post will help you prepare for the next IoLET Diploma in Translation exam. Author: Lucy Williams.
This post will help you prepare for the next IoLET Diploma in Translation exam. Author: Lucy Williams.
Guidance on how to improve your proofreading, to be the translator that every agency pursues. Author: Gwenydd Jones.

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.

This article will tell you where to find free quality translations that you can use to help you practise for the DipTrans exam run by the Chartered Institute of Linguists. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
A personal story about the writer’s experience of sitting and resitting the Diploma in Translation exam offered by the Chartered Institute of Linguists. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
This article outlines the translation challenges you’ll meet in DipTrans paper 1, the general paper, which is a journalistic text. It’ll help you in your preparations to sit the exam. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
Find out about the papers from the 2017 DipTrans exam. Discover strategies my course trainees used in the Diploma in Translation exam. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
This post by an ex-trainee on our DipTrans preparation course will give you the lowdown on the Spanish-to-English DipTrans exam 2018. Author: Alexandra Mollyneaux.
This article will help you make a DipTrans study plan for the IoLET Diploma in Translation exam. 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.

Information on how to get DipTrans past papers to help you in your preparation for the IoLET Diploma in Translation exam. Includes information on my free mock Spanish-to-English DipTrans exam papers. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
Translation of a mock general IoLET Diploma in Translation past paper, for Spanish-to-English translators to use to practise for the exam. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
A big concern among trainees on my DipTrans course is what to do if they don’t understand something in the DipTrans exam. This article will give you some ideas. Author: Gwenydd Jones.

Fashion Translation

This article looks at the what, the who and the why of fashion translation. Author: Lucy Williams.

Discover important terminology for Spanish-English fashion translation with this introduction to personal tailoring. 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

New to translation? This article contains tips on how to develop your own specialist fields. Author: Lucy Williams.
This article describes nine mistakes that Spanish-to-English translators repeatedly make. How many apply to you? Author: Gwenydd Jones.

This article explores what a transcreation service might look like for a freelance translator. Author: Gwenydd Jones.

 Training and CPD for Translators

This article will help you consider the pros and cons of an MA in translation studies versus the DipTrans, and other options to qualify as a Spanish-to-English translator. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
Review of the Advanced Spanish-to-English Translation Course by its first trainee, Lucy Williams. Lucy is now Gwen’s collaborator at The Translator’s Studio. Author: Lucy Williams.

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.

Translation Style

Spanish-to-English translation
The Translator’s Studio “Spanish-English Translation Style Guide” contains the guidelines we prefer for Spanish-to-English translation. Author: Gwenydd Jones.
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