You might have noticed that I offer copywriting as one of my services. But what is a copywriter? And how do I find a copywriter in the UK? Read on to find out!Continue reading “What is a copywriter? – Copywriter UK – by Verity Roat Language Solutions”
I’m back this week with a post on the world’s writing systems! I find them absolutely fascinating and I am excited to share an interesting case study with you!Continue reading “Uzbek Alphabet | The World’s Writing Systems”
Starting out as a freelance translator can feel really daunting; working for yourself means working alone and it can be hard to know where to look for jobs or even where to ask for help. This is exactly why I decided to launch my mentoring programme! In my first year of freelancing, I found it helpful to talk to other, more experienced translators who could give me tips on finding clients, organising my finances, and finding a work-life balance. However, I still had to find out many things for myself, so I have combined all my best advice for new freelance translators into a mentoring package! You can check out more details on my education page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting.
On this theme, I thought it would be helpful this week to talk about some of the Facebook Groups for Translators that I have found super useful in my first couple of years as a freelance translator. Some of them are just for fun, some are for asking queries about translations in certain language combinations, and some are for advertising jobs. I would recommend joining them if you’re a translator who’s just starting out because they will help you find like-minded professionals who can help you in your career.Continue reading “Translation Facebook Groups”
As a freelance translator, productivity and self-motivation are super important to being successful. I don’t always feel super motivated and work hard at my work-life balance, but I thought I would share some of my favourite productivity YouTube channels that give great tips on being productive with you!Continue reading “Productivity YouTube Channels”
In my post on Writing Systems of the World, I mentioned that I want to learn all the world’s writing systems. I mean, secretly, I’d love to learn all the world’s languages, but that is a pretty unrealistic goal, with over 3000 languages spoken across the globe. While it’s difficult to find an accurate estimate of how many writing systems there are, there appear to be a couple hundred, which is much more manageable. With the UK still being in lockdown, I thought learning a few new writing systems would be an exciting hobby to get me through.Continue reading “Learning Tifinagh | The World’s Writing Systems”
I love listening to podcasts. I love them so much that I have a hierarchy of podcasts. At the bottom are the ones that I’m interested in, but don’t mind if I don’t fully follow, so I stick them on to babble while I’m working. The top tier is those that I save to listen to on my walks, while I’m doing the washing up or during other less taxing tasks so that I can give them the full attention they deserve. The final category is translation podcasts! I use these as CPD to further my understanding of the translation industry. I know I find it so helpful when people recommend new podcasts to me, so here are my five favourite translation podcasts.Continue reading “Top 5 Best Translation Podcasts”
Back in January, I introduced you to my morning routine. One thing I should say about it is that it’s constantly evolving and changing as I try to work out what’s right for me. A few of you expressed an interest on my Twitter for hearing about my other routines, so I’m back this week to do exactly that!Continue reading “Other Work Routines”