THE TERP DIARIES

A relaxed corner of cyberspace where I share insights, tips, and resources about the business side of interpreting. Enjoy & share away!

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INTERPRETERS & THE LISTENING CURSE a view from the booth musings

A few months ago, I was catching up on the phone with a dear colleague of mine based overseas when she told me about a funny argument she had had with her husband the day...

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“WHY NOT? AND WHY NOT NOW?” AND THEN I JUMPED… musings terpreneur

“As exciting as things may have been for her professionally back then, she decided that was not enough. But she didn’t simply decide she wanted to do things...

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NOT QUITE HERE, NOT QUITE NOW - THE FAILED DEIXIS OF RSI a view from the booth

In the pre-pandemic world, interpreters were a nomadic bunch. We had no need for offices and preferred light tablets and the smallest laptops to workhorse desktops with...

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TERP DUALITY: PROFESSIONALS & BUSINESS OWNERS terpreneur

If I may be bold, I would like to say that interpreters are awesome!

We are.

At our job, no doubt. But at building and running a business, not so much.

This is our first...

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IT'S NOT WHOM YOU KNOW, BUT WHO KNOWS YOU terpreneur

Networking is an incredibly important component of business development; so much so that I devoted an entire pillar of THE TERPRENEUR™ METHOD to it.

There are many...

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THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE a view from the booth

Covid-19 has upended the way we do our job as much as our daily lives and now, as the dust settles after the big shake-up of 2020, it is time to assess where we are and...

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INTERPRETERS & THE LISTENING CURSE

“WHY NOT? AND WHY NOT NOW?” AND THEN I JUMPED…

NOT QUITE HERE, NOT QUITE NOW - THE FAILED DEIXIS OF RSI

TERP DUALITY: PROFESSIONALS & BUSINESS OWNERS