Brave New Words: Saying No Now -- and Forever?
This is an excellent article for us, translators. It teaches how to say "no" to a client and not lose him/her. As a freelancer, sometimes I have a lot of projects (usually I'm doing fine as soon as there are no more than 3 of them going on simultaneously), and sometimes there are scarcely any or no projects at all! So, like many other translators I prefer to take more assignments from my clients when they have them. I pay special attention to quality of my work no matter how many translation assignments I am doing at once, but I tend to get really stressed and overworked. So saying "no" to a project without saying "no" to a client for ever is something I've been learning for over 3 years now. I planned to touch upon this subject in one of my next articles, but I found this excellent blog entry that sums up everything! So enjoy! Hope it is useful to you, too!