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5 tips for getting experience in translation when you are just starting out

I know how frustrating it is when you are just starting out your career in translation (or any field, really) and no-one wants to hire you because you have no experience yet. Well, if someone among them doesn’t take the leap of faith to employ you, you will never gain […]

cookbook design

How to publish a cook-book

Inspired by my talk with Nadia, over at @greenrootskitchen, a personal chef and vegan enthusiast. So you’ve got a few cool recipes, an audience with raving reviews of your food – an idea about a book has been forming, and it has got you thinking, “Oh well this could be […]

Is freelancing like team sports or is it a solo game?

Working as a freelancer might feel like the world’s loneliest job but it doesn’t have to be, and even shouldn’t be especially if you want to be a successful business owner. As freelancing in any field requires more than one skills (your service of choice, bookkeeping, marketing and many more), it is more […]

10+1 reasons why you should consider doing a summer course

Being a solo-preneur is hard and not only due to the amount of work one has to shoulder but also because it makes it extremely difficult to take some time off from work to relax and think clearly about the business’ next steps and/or changes. Freelancers are constantly worried about […]

Cappucino Books -Espresso Lungo με την Αμαλία Ζουμπουλάκη

  Η Αμαλία είναι η  φίλη μου η επιμελήτρια που σας έλεγα ότι πάντα παραπονιόμαστε ότι τα επαγγέλματά μας είναι τόσο μοναχικά και αποξενωτικά – τελικά όμως μέσα από αυτά γίναμε φίλες και κάναμε και τόσες ακόμα γνωριμίες με ενδιαφέροντες ανθρώπους και συναρπαστικά βιβλία, έτσι δεν είναι; Σήμερα είπαμε να πιούμε […]

Shadowhunters

  Έχοντας μεταφράσει τα 6 βιβλία της σειράς Θανάσιμα Εργαλεία μπορώ να πω ότι απογοητεύτηκα από την ταινία The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Μου φάνηκε πολύ πιο “απλοϊκή” από ό,τι τα βιβλία, που μου άρεσαν πολύ περισσότερο από άλλες σειρές του είδους. Θεωρώ ότι δεν έδωσε βάθος στους χαρακτήρες, που ήταν […]

The importance of a day-off!

A tip for translator’s block. Translators, freelancers, creatives of any art…. We all have felt it. When the deadline is approaching quicker than Khaleesi’s dragons  but your progress is slower than George R.R. Martin’s writing pace of the next GoT book! You really want to give it all and finish […]

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