Entrepreneurial Mindset

entrepreneurial mindsetWhy we do what we do and what skills are needed? Fresh off an interview in which I candidly answered questions about my journey, I am struck by two things that bubbled to the surface: 1) my entrepreneurial spirit is fueled by passion, and 2) problem solving, relationship building, and creativity are my driving forces. Continue reading

Taming Your Filing Gremlins

Keeping your files organized is less than glamorous, but it’s low-hanging fruit in terms of effort vs impact. A good filing system can be a life saver when you need quick access to negotiated rates and payment terms, have to keep track of multiple versions of source/target texts and reference material, and yes, especially now as we all start digging around for tax documents. The advice that most surprises industry newcomers is to: Get and stay organized! Continue reading

Demand on the Rise

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), interpreters and translators are ranked 5th in the list of 20 Fastest Growing Occupations (published Jan 8, 2014). The BLS estimates that the industry will grow an astounding 46% from 2012-2022, which is much higher than the average across all occupations. Certified interpreters and translators will continue to be in high demand in the face of increased globalization. More information