Year 2017 summary: the good, the bad and the solutions

Year 2017 summary: the good, the bad and the solutions

This article represents a wrap up of 2017, it also sets some practical solutions to improve my translation business. I – Social media presence A Facebook page may seem pointless but it will bring you clients if you keep maintaining and updating it. Personally, I had my first income from my Facebook page after 1 […]

The Fastest Way to Monetize my Coding Skills

The Fastest Way to Monetize my Coding Skills

There are no doubts that I have always be drawn to technology. Since my early age, I enjoyed the company of computers and books to people. I am now in my thirties nothing seemed to change much. Even though, I have a degree in English I could not resist studying coding as a part-time activity […]

Freelance Translator Essential Skills for Success (Part III)

Freelance Translator Essential Skills for Success (Part III)

This is the last article in the series that speak about valuable and essential freelance translator skills to land jobs and work successfully and sustainably. V- Using CAT tools such as SDL Trados A professional translator must possess and know how to use a CAT tool. Even basic SDL knowledge will boost your productivity and […]

Freelance Translator Essential Skills for Success (Part II)

Freelance Translator Essential Skills for Success (Part II)

This is the second part of the Freelance Translator Essential Skills for Success series click here to read the first article. III- Marketing As a professional freelance translator it is required to have your own website and with it a professional email address (not a Yahoo, Gmail, or Microsoft live email address). You can show […]

Methods I used to learn front-end technologies

Methods I used to learn front-end technologies

I – Start with videos When learning a new technology I think it is a good idea to start with some videos. I did so when studying HTML basic with Evato tuts. This put me on the right track and kickstarted my education. This full course is free on youtube. Videos will guide step-by-step and […]

Re-initiating computer science studies

Re-initiating computer science studies

Since my youth, I was obsessed with technology and computer science. I spend most of my money buying new gadgets and upgrading my PC. My curiosity pushed me to keep trying new software, reading about famous technologist and IT companies. That was not enough, in my mid twenty, I tried to learn python and app […]

A new skill to develop Writing (part I)

A new skill to develop Writing (part I)

To develop your career as a linguist and meets the demand of the market there is another language skill that is needed in any business: writing.   For Google content is of utmost importance as its latest algorithm updates focus mainly on professionally written text and it should be constantly updated (otherwise your site ranking […]