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So far Richard Antoine has created 13 blog entries.
12 July 12, 2023

Using Upwork to Look for Interpreting or Translating Work


Have you thought about using the freelance marketplace website Upwork to look for interpreting or translating work? A translator colleague of ours, Dania Habib, tried the site. Here’s what she experienced with the first contract she landed.

Using Upwork to Look for Interpreting or Translating Work2023-07-12T11:56:03-07:00
13 July 13, 2022

Inflation Is “Running Hot”—Should You Increase Your Rates?


We all know that prices are going up—that’s inflation—but what do the inflation rates mean for us? It means we have to make changes.

Inflation Is “Running Hot”—Should You Increase Your Rates?2022-08-12T10:03:17-07:00
18 May 18, 2022

Signing Legal Documents—Like Contracts


Signing a contract with a new client is usually a good thing, but many interpreters approach it with a mixture of fear and confusion. I constantly advise interpreters to review contracts calmly and take the time to think through each section, including the recitals and signature block.

Signing Legal Documents—Like Contracts2022-05-18T15:43:13-07:00
12 January 12, 2022

Afghanistan Scholarship Recipient Masiha


Her role model in life is her mom, who has endured big challenges to send her daughter to the best schools the family could afford in Afghanistan. Masiha owes it to her mom that she has become the dedicated, hard-working person she wanted to be. Her mom worked for Care International, one of many agencies working in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Scholarship Recipient Masiha2022-08-12T09:53:09-07:00
15 December 15, 2021

A Time to Celebrate, Plan, and Forgive


I like this time of the year as the world seems to slow down, at least a little. Christmas is a big reason for this in the U.S., but there are several other observances at this time of year where people traditionally take time to reflect and be with family. There’s a lot going on in the world right now with ...

A Time to Celebrate, Plan, and Forgive2021-12-15T20:01:38-08:00
15 December 15, 2021

Afghanistan Scholarship Recipient Sapna A.


When Sapna A. left her home early that cold morning, she knew she was not coming back again. All she could tuck into her small bag was some documents, her ID, and the little money she had saved from her work as a teacher. Only her sister knew where Sapna was headed.

Afghanistan Scholarship Recipient Sapna A.2022-08-12T09:54:12-07:00