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tranfree Subjects Covered
issue 1
April 1999
  • Should I do test translations?
  • How to avoid annoying translation agency clients
  • How to be really clear about what you do and how much you charge
issue 2
May 1999
  • How long does it take to get paid?
  • How to charge flexibly
  • How to get paid - payment methods
  • How to check out new translation clients
issue 3
June 1999
  • Rates Survey
  • Why don't translation agencies reply?
  • How to successfully market yourself to translation agencies by email
  • Does going abroad hurt my business?
issue 4
July 1999
  • How and where to find translation work on the internet
  • Formats and formatting
  • What to do when you've got too much work
  • Do I have to register as a company?
issue 5
August 1999
  • Be careful when criticising others' work
  • How to handle it when someone criticises your work
  • Understanding how what you do affects agency workers
  • How do I market my web site?
issue 6
September 1999
  • New project launches
  • 3 new translation job listing services
  • How to deal with busy clients
  • Typesetting and taxation
issue 7
October 1999
  • More translation job listing services
  • Screening new clients' payment habits
  • Collection of useful reference links for translators
issue 8
November 1999
  • How to predict seasonal cycles in the translation industry - i.e. when it's a good time to go on holiday
  • What to do when you have little or no translation work
issue 9
December 1999
  • Translators' message board
  • Translator occupational hazard - back pain
  • How to prevent back pain
  • How to negotiate with clients
issue 10
January 2000
  • Useful glossary sites
  • What is localization?
  • Setting your rates & charging what you're worth
issue 11
February 2000
  • Follow-up to job listing services
  • Translation memory, terminology & localization tools
  • How to handle clients who don't pay (on time)
  • How much should I be able to translate?
issue 12
March 2000
  • Best source of translation jobs on the internet - poll results
  • How to look after your eyes when doing computer work
  • The localization industry
issue 13
April 2000
  • Translator mailing lists
  • Should I refer clients to my web site?
  • Turning down work or keeping the client happy?
  • Localization projects - how it works
issue 14
May 2000
  • Survey results - how busy was your first quarter?
  • A practical guide to software localization - review
  • New UK translators union
  • Meeting new clients - networking (1 of 2)
issue 15
June 2000
  • Get paid writing for tranfree
  • Know your perfect price
  • Meeting new clients - networking (2 of 2)
  • Dictation (voice recognition) software review
issue 16
July 2000
  • Should I give away my glossary?
  • Choosing whether or not to work in PowerPoint
  • The interpreting job from hell
issue 17
August 2000
  • Taking holidays
  • Translation of advertising materials
  • Working from home alone
issue 18
September 2000
  • Make your words sell
  • Take your business seriously - the competition does
  • Find translation jobs faster
  • Time management for translators (1 of 2)
issue 19
October 2000
  • translatortips® workplace update
  • How to check your connection speed
  • Time management for translators (2 of 2)
issue 20
November 2000
  • New tranmail launch
  • Question you must always ask when taking work
  • Literary translation workshop encounter
issue 21
November 2000
  • Get your questions answered in a safe environment
  • How to protect yourself from disastrous data loss
  • How to compile a glossary
  • How to make your words sell
issue 22
December 2000
  • What to do when the client says "it's an easy text"
  • Be careful when completing online forms
  • Translation can be fun
issue 23
December 2000
  • How to handle yourself on the telephone
  • Do you translate an obscure language?
issue 24
January 2001
  • What's the best internet source of translation work now?
  • Working as a bilingual pair with another translator
  • Language dictionaries online
  • Backing up on CD-ROM - tip
issue 25
February 2001
  • FREElance = FREEdom
  • How to earn money by refusing work
  • Which speech recognition package to buy?
issue 26
February 2001
  • 2001 translation job source poll results
  • New approach to translation quality
  • Easy text feedback
issue 27
March 2001
  • tranfree not for novices
  • Crisis management. What to do when it al goes wrong?
issue 28
March 2001
  • How to get into games localization
  • How do I get certified or accredited?
issue 29
April 2001
  • Autoresponder magic
  • Is translation memory losing you money?
  • Online / distance learning translation courses
issue 30
April 2001
  • Looking after your body
  • How to be the number 1 translator

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issue 31
May 2001
  • Proofreading other people's translations
  • How to protect your business from computer viruses
issue 32
May 2001
  • Keeping an eye on your outgoings
  • Where to find out if it's a virus hoax or the real thing?
  • How to deal with a virus if you find one
issue 33
June 2001
  • Should you do business with friends or family?
issue 34
June 2001
  • Friends and family poll results
  • How do I get started as a freelance translator?
issue 35
July 2001
  • New tranmail release
  • Marketing your services by email works as well as ever - if you do it right
  • How to handle referring work to others
issue 36
July 2001
  • How to react when a client "dumps" you
  • Is Word XP a threat to translators?
issue 37
August 2001
  • How big a deal is non-payment and late payment?
  • What should I do in quiet times?
issue 38
August 2001
  • Mini-poll - non-payment
  • Working while abroad
issue 39
September 2001
  • Focussing your business
  • Writing a winning email subject line
  • How do I get translation experience?
issue 40
September 2001
  • Latest translation memory news
  • Payment poll results. How bad is non-payment?
issue 41
October 2001
  • Payment after >1 year?
  • We all make mistakes - nobody's perfect
  • How to manage freelance stress
issue 42
November 2001
  • Over-protective ISPs
  • Is the world situation affecting payment times?
  • Are you under-capitalized?
  • Turning down work to have a baby
issue 43
November 2001
  • Following up with dead-beats
  • Bidding charges at Proz?
  • 12 tips for freelance success
issue 44
December 2001
  • How to tackle translation rates erosion
  • The internet and the translation market
  • Warning for hotmail members
  • How professional are you?
issue 45
January 2002
  • Marketing techniques
  • Translation memory software - FREE
  • Late payer report
  • 6 things you should never do with email
issue 46
March 2002
  • Bulk Discounts - The Ins and Outs
  • Airport Marketing Vote Results
  • Feedback From Issue 45
issue 47
April 2002
  • New Product Launch
  • Working While Abroad - the detailed followup
issue 48
May 2002
  • Evolution Of Net Services For Translators
issue 49
June 2002
  • the 'world cup effect' & marketing suicide
issue 50
August 2002
  • new look tranfree, new products and big words
issue 51
September 2002
  • Freelance Translators Index, Son, Job-sheets
issue 52
November 2002
  • Freedom, ttFTI, working after baby
issue 53
January 2003
  • Why You Need a Specialist Subject & ttFTI
issue 54
February 2003
  • How To Find and Develop Specialist Subjects & ttFTI
issue 55
May 2003
  • Burglary, Contingency Planning & ttFTI
issue 56
October 2003
  • 7 Principles for Successful Web Marketing of Services & Eudora Spam Filtering
issue 57
December 2003
  • 7 Principles for Successful Web Marketing of Services Part II
issue 58
March 2004
  • 7 Principles for Successful Web Marketing of Services Part III
issue 59
June 2004
  • Taxing Times - minimising your tax bill by taking a look at how your existing expenses can be transformed into legitimate business expenses
issue 60
September 2004
  • Evolutionary Stages in a Freelance Translator Career
issue 61
December 2004
  • Proz.com Oxford conference comments
  • ChristianTranslators.com news - about some new forums
  • Malicious Proof-readers - the continuation
issue 62
February 2005
  • Back Up, or Pack Up?
issue 63
July 2005
  • Do You Accept Work Without a Contract?
  • A New Aspect of Emailed Applications
issue 64
September 2005
  • Craftsperson or Businessperson? 2 part article.

 

 

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