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4 Things Every Client Should Know (Part 1)

August 25, 2011 5 Comments »

After working as an Account Manager in the translations industry for about 5 years, I can always tell when I am dealing with a customer who knows the business. More often than not, I have to explain in detail what we need to know in order for the project to be a success. 1. Dialect […]

What is DTP in the Translation Industry?

August 19, 2011 2 Comments »

Have you ever contacted a Translation Agency to get a quote for a translation project and the Account Manager started mentioning DTP costs besides the cost per word? What does DTP stand for and when is this Service actually necessary? DTP stands for Desktop Publishing and it refers to the creation of documents using page [&

Negotiations in the Translation World

August 16, 2011 1 Comment »

As an account manager at Spanish Translations US, negotiating and finding a way to satisfy both parties, is part of my daily routine. Negotiations can get confusing, so here are 8 key strategies that will greaten your chances of success.   Prepare the number of variables you can work with during the negotiation. On one

Focus !!!

August 11, 2011 1 Comment »

Ask yourself this question: Have you structured your life, environment so that you are more likely to accomplish your most important priorities? For many of us, the answer is no. We start a day with great intentions. But then people start calling and emailing, asking and directing, and soon we can hardly remember what we [&

The Relationship Between Quality and Time

August 5, 2011 1 Comment »

Although the eternal dilemma focuses on the balance between cost and quality, the relationship between the quality of the outcome and the amount of time spent in the processing is also an important point under discussion when it comes to translation projects. Although it may seem more obvious in certain cases than others, I

Winning and Losing in the Game of Translations

August 2, 2011 1 Comment »

Every day I try to find how small things that happen in my life can relate to the business world. Being a huge soccer fan gave me this opportunity a few weeks ago. As an avid follower of the Primer Division in the Argentina Soccer League, I was found at a loss for words when […]