Tag: Russian translation companies

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Build a Better Translation Agency by Paying Vendors Quickly

Are you sure that as a translation agency, your payment practices do not turn away translators? This article explains why you might need to adjust your approach in order to be more successful in dealings with freelance linguists. Paying quickly: Winning is about building great relationships with vendors. The cornerstone of a sustainable payment policy […]

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2013 Recap

2013 was the best year for Velior so far. It is my pleasure to report these accomplishments: Revenue growth Our revenue grew by more than 50%. This increase is attributed solely to being able to meet our clients’ expectations in terms of quality and customer service. Knowing that we “walk our talk,” clients felt confident […]

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Inherent Problems of the Translation Industry: Replacing a Translator? Couldn’t Be Easier

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“We will mark you as a backup translator.” This article was inspired by the above phrase, which we received from a vendor manager at a translation agency. We had worked on a project for this agency for more than six years before it made us a “backup” vendor in favor of someone else. But I […]

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Inherent Problems of the Translation Industry: Agency-Driven Deadlines

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This is the first article in a series about some of the most critical challenges our industry faces today. The point is not to rant (I like what I do)—I’m just interested in sharing my perspective with readers like you and getting your feedback. A good example of an inherent industry problem is what’s been […]

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What’s Wrong with the Résumé?

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I’m always confused when I receive a résumé from a Russian translator claiming he/she has major Russian translation agencies among his/her clients. To me, this kind of name dropping on a client list has always been a red flag. If you’re a great translator working for several big companies, why would you look for another […]

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Two Best Practices for Saving Time in Conversations with Prospects. Part 1

“What is your budget?” That’s how we are sometimes forced to start a conversation with a potential client. “Why is your price so high?” That’s what we often hear from potential clients. This post provides best practices around these two questions, which are very common in our sales funnel. These best practices promote effective communication, […]

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Will We Ever Work for a Russian Translation Agency?

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We are continually receiving requests from peer Russian translation agencies to subcontract work to us. While such indirect peer recognition is flattering, it usually doesn’t result in any relationship. The roadblock is our rates being the same or higher than the rates of an inquiring agency. Subcontracting work at such rates rarely makes business sense […]

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Securing New Clients: Risk Management

On translation forums and blogs, translators often express concerns about whether they should accept an offer from a new client, because they aren’t sure whether the client will pay them. Indeed, the indirect manner of contact (usually via Internet) common in our industry makes it easier to “forget” about paying your translator, because you haven’t […]

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How We Cooperated with a Russian Translation Company

In this post, I’d like to share our recent experience of cooperating with a major Russian translation services company. After receiving a cooperation request from this company in summer of 2008, I told them our translation rates started at $0.08. I wanted to make sure they realized our rates were quite high and could continue […]

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