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Multitasking is a bad habit and how to overcome it

July 29, 2011 1 Comment »

Being an Account Manager in the Translation Service Industry can be a very stressful job at times. It involves not only being involved in the entire Sales process, but also making sure that the Project Manager has sufficient information regarding the scope of the translation project, following up on clients by phone and e-m

Manage Your Time Wisely

July 26, 2011 3 Comments »

Not sure what your day in the office looks like, but a typical day at the office for me as an account manager at Spanish Translation US revolves around many different things that seem to need my attention all at once. From answering phone calls, to replying to clients’ emails, to completing my daily tasks… […]

Translating the World

July 22, 2011 1 Comment »

What really is a translation? Is it someone interpreting one language into another? In reality it is a lot more complex than that. The definition of Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source language text accomplished by an equivalent target language text. For many centuries the prevailing language used

Gambling Quality

July 19, 2011 1 Comment »

A 100% quality guarantee is always a phrase a paying customer likes to hear before starting any given project.  When this promise is presented, customers regularly feel the potential provider is confident and reliable enough to take on the proposed task.  All too often, providers use this selling tactic to their advantage

Would you like fries with that !!!

One of the quickest ways to increase your sales is through up-selling, or selling more pricy or add-on products to customers at the time they are placing an order. It’s a great way to increase your revenues, since consumers are basically in a purchasing frame of mind at that time. This can work for products […]

A Translation Is A Translation Is Not A Translation

Referencing the theme of my last post, this time I will go a little deeper into why using a professional language service provider to market your products and services is an intelligent choice. Previously, I demonstrated the benefits of using translation services to the growing Latino market sectors in the US, while discuss

Some interesting facts about Machine Translation

Before I start, I would like to give a brief definition of Machine Translation as stated in the Webster´s Dictionary: “Machine translation, sometimes referred to by the abbreviation MT, is a sub-field of computational linguistics that investigates the use of computer software to translate text or speech from one natu

Looking for ways to secure your sale?

July 6, 2011 2 Comments »

Who is the end user? Not understanding your client’s true needs will most likely make you lose a sale. There are many occasions when a client will not mention that all they really need is to know what that document says for their company’s internal use. Meanwhile, a sales account manager is providing this client [&helli