4 January 2017

11 tips for linguists on doing business with SMARTIDIOM



When interacting with a LSP agency, there are a few measures which are commonly recommended and which better allow the agency and the freelancing partner to do business. With this article, I aim to provide 10 tips regarding how we can better interact with our partners and what we recommend you to do should you […]

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19 December 2016

12 handy tips to start your career as a translator



“What do you want to be when you grow up?” The range of answers is huge. From the most ordinary ones like “I want to be a doctor”; “I want to be a teacher”; “I want to be a soccer player” to the most surreal certainties like ““I want to be an astronaut” or “I […]

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19 September 2016

Educating your client and setting boundaries



The work of a freelance translator is fairly specific but also full of diversity. Any sort of text can be worked on by this professional, and this is what I consider to be one of the great advantages and motivators of this craft: getting to know an enormous variety of new things simply by working […]

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12 September 2016

Basic concepts about Portuguese taxes and what freelance translators should know



If you are a freelance translator in Portugal, you certainly know the meaning of the word bureaucracy. You need to pay attention to the ever-changing legislation, in particular any regulations regarding taxes and IRS (Imposto sobre o Rendimento Singular, i.e., personal income tax). Working freelance means falling automatically under the Class B of this tax […]

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