Lesson one: The Past and the Future

A Translation Management System (TMS) can provide you with immediate information on your business. More sophisticated TMS tools even provide a range of required reports.

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How to Manage Tiny Repetitive Projects Effectively

Many translation agencies nowadays face the necessity of translating smaller and smaller amounts of text, submitted regularly by their (often strategic) clients.

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How to Make the ISO Certification Pleasant

15 years ago almost nobody in the language industry cared about ISO certification. The general level of knowledge about ISO standards, particularly ISO 9000 - the so-called quality standard, was very limited...

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Do You Control the Cash Flow Efficiently?

In the language industry it is not unusual for a translation agency to pay its providers before getting paid by the customer.

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How to Approach Translation Process Automation<br> for the First Time

More and more projects keep coming. The deadlines are tight and getting tighter. It seems that regardless of how much effort and time you put into your work, there is no way you can come out ahead.

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8 Easy Tips to Improve the Way You Manage Translators

No translation agency can survive without their translators. They have a lot of pressure put on them to deliver on time and at high quality. It is thus very important to keep their motivation high so they treat your projects as a priority.

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How to Drop “minimum Charges”, Keep Customers and Profit

In the past, technical documentation used to be written like a book. The author tried to describe the product, its features, maintenance, repairs, etc. Each operating manual was slightly different.

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3 Ways of Dealing With the Translation Market Price Pressure

You completed a whole stack of projects and got through a mountain of work. But at the end of the day the financial results do not reflect your efforts.

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How to Manage Projects With Almost No Effort

Project management is both an art and a science. It requires considerable professionalism and skills. Skills to solve all the unpredictable issues that occur every day. Solving these should be the focus of your work.

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How to Win Customers With the Best Deadlines,<br/> Not the Lowest Rates

Is there any other way of winning a new client, other than by offering the lowest rates? I have spoken with dozens of translation company owners and I often ask them what their main current challenge is. Their answer comes back like a mantra, ”Price pressure!”.

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