Coursera: Free courses in the era of technology

“Translator: a curious being, a keen learner, someone committed to life long developement”.  That would be my answer if someone asked me to define translator in my own words.

But why do I begin with this definition?  Simply because competition is fierce out there. Let’s admit it; if you do not try your best in matters of education or if you cannot keep up with the latest trends in the global language services market, you are lost.

Investing in education is something that I always believed was value for money. However, how much money can you invest? Read the full post »

SDL certification: is it so difficult to get without help?


Is it worthy to be certified? The answer is yes.

Are you a newbie in the translation business trying to find ways to certify your CAT skills


are you an experienced translator trying to upgrade to SDL Studio 2011 and at the same time thinking of becoming  SDL certified?

Whatever the case may be, this article aims to dissolve some myths concerning SDL certification based on my personal experience. It also aims to show that if you are equiped with the will and the decisiveness you can succeed in acquiring SDL certification by yourself . After all, aren’t these the secret ingredients needed for whatever goal you set?


Opening a new window to your translation potential.

It all began back in November 2012 when I purchased SDL Studio 2011 on a discount offered on ProZ. If you wish to purchase the software, you should definetely consider participating in one of the bulk orders organized by ProZ once in a while. They certainly are a good opportunity to get the software on a lower price. Read the full post »

Keep calm and keep translating

Welcome to my blog! I am Eleni and in the upcoming posts I plan to write about my experiences in the world of freelance translation. Do you, by any chance, wonder why I chose this title for my blog?

If you are translators, it’s an easy guess for you. If you are non-translators lost in the meanders of the Internet, ending up here completely by accident, let me explain my point of view.

True story!

True story!

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