4 Reasons Why Marketing Translation is Worth the Higher Price

For a first-time translation buyer, the complexity of translation pricing can be daunting, especially when it comes to highly creative material used for marketing and advertising purposes. How can a three-word slogan cost more to translate than a 200-word document? I get it—it’s a valid concern. After all, most of us are careful with how […]

If You Call Yourself a Professional Translator, Be a Good One

Just recently I joined a collective translation effort presented by TM-Town to all translators registered on this translator-matching platform based on expertise. Their goal was to have all of TM-Town’s website content translated into multiple languages to better meet the needs of the many translators who have joined and continue to join TM-Town from all […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Translation Services

For any business owner, the task of seeking translation services and transitioning into the global market can be quite overwhelming. So, what’s a business owner to do when searching for a translation expert?  Here’s my list of do’s and don’ts that will hopefully help you to understand the complexities of the translation field and the […]

Translators & Interpreters: Is There a Difference?

The other day I went to my preferred local credit union to open a business account for my new translation business. The nice lady helping me with the account set-up got curious and asked, “so, what kind of business is Spanish Connect?” To which I replied, “I offer Spanish translation services to businesses or institutions […]

Green Smoothies and a Confidence Boost

It’s amazing to think how a simple internet search for green smoothies inspired me to attempt something out of my comfort zone. About two months ago, I was searching online for green smoothie recipes. While searching I came across simplegreensmoothies.com, a site run by two young moms from the San Francisco area—Jadah and Jen. I […]

The Response that Completely Blew My Mind

Just recently I decided to jump in the entrepreneur bandwagon and become a freelance Spanish Translator. I created a logo, a Facebook page, and set up a website. I was pumped! I couldn’t wait to share my language skills with businesses in my community and in the online world. I was so ready. However, I […]