Looking for ways to become more productive as a translator?
Use a smartphone for email alertsIf you’re looking for more translation jobs, you can use a smartphone to notify you, whenever a new interesting job has been posted. If you’re able to reply fast, then you can help clients get more work done too, when they are able to send the current job to you quickly and move on to the next.
Remember to turn off the notification on the smartphone if you want to stay productive when translating the job you landed.
Listen to musicMost of the time I prefer to translate in a quiet environment, especially one that is free of words coming at me from the outside via sound, but it’s also nice to be able change the environment, and add sound. I have found that music without any words in it, for example some types of jazz. The music will help me get in the zone or flow.
Upgrade your keyboardThe easier it is to get your words transferred to your computer, the easier it is to get more work done. There’s probably always a better keyboard out there, so get the best you can afford, to make your life easier. Things like size, form, backlight and how easy it is to operate are important, and also something to be aware of when you buy a laptop.
Do you know someone who might benefit from these translation productivity hacks?