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The headache and heartache of paying translators. How LSPs feel about cross-border payments.

Paying and getting paid – it’s a pretty touchy subject. Few of us are immune from strong feelings on the subject. In a previous post, I looked at what freelance translators felt were the main frustrations of getting paid across different … Continue reading

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A novel way to communicate a complex idea for a startup with global scope – write the novel!

Communicating a new idea for a business startup is not an easy task. A carefully crafted 60-second “elevator pitch” is the necessary “headline” to create some initial excitement and attract some attention. But then comes the problem of explaining the complexities of how the business … Continue reading

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An auction for translation services? You must be joking!

Would language service providers be eager to compete for work in an online auction? “Not likely!” might be the expected response. Unless… Certainly some big language providers have been lured into competing in reverse auctions. In 2005 Common Sense Advisory … Continue reading

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