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Good news for those planning to attend our next virtual conference next Tuesday and Wednesday!

Hi everybody! As you know, I am speaking at the Sharp End Training virtual worker conference this Tuesday. If you haven't heard about it yet, you can check the info here.

We already held a similar conference for freelance translators and it was a great success! But there were also quite a few people who couldn't come, so this is your chance!

The online conference features a panel of speakers all experts in aspects of virtual working, blogging, client relations, networking, presentations and more.

Good-bye to Google Reader... Welcome, Feedly!

At first I really freaked out when I heard that Google Reader is soon going to die. I've been using it for years and I really got used to it. But then I read a post in Buffer blog about 5 other services that can substitute Google Reader. I am an avid user of the Buffer application for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, so I really needed something that could seamlessly work with it, so I don’t have to change my ways too much. I have to admit, I wasn’t very creative or original when I decided to try the first item on their list, Feedly.

I have to tell you, I just love it. That’s the reason for this post actually :)

OmegaT - my two cents and useful links

I've been learning to use this translation memory tool and I think it is worth the attention of professional translators. I have been studying this whole issue of translation memory tools and trying to figure out which would suit me best. I like Wordfast, especially the Wordfast Anywhere cloud option. But it works with only a few formats, so I thought I need to discover something else. And then thanks to Rose Newell's blog I learned about OmegaT. Later I started reading Velior's blog and found out that this is a very useful tool. Since then I've been bookmarking their posts about OmegaT. A week ago I finally downloaded the program and by now I have done 4 small projects using it and I kind of like it.

So you are a busy freelancer. How to keep your blog alive?

I decided to write this post thanks to my dear Twitter friend and colleague Sarai Pahla who mentioned once on Twitter that she honestly wonders how I find time for blogging regularly. Well, I am about to share my secret with you now. I am also going to share a couple tricks that help other blogging translators. Interested? Then read further.