Business Tips for Freelance Copywriters

Posted on December 22, 2016 By


Writing is creative, but freelance writing is a business, and succeeding as a freelancer requires some business and financial savvy. Here are five tips that can help you build and protect your business as a writer. Promote yourself. Having your own writing business means that you are your own product, so you must sell yourself…

Translation Opportunities Beyond the Written Word

Posted on December 22, 2016 By


Video translation is booming.  Here, LINGUIST looks at what’s driving its remarkable growth and how translators can leverage its potential. Much of the today’s online content comes in the form of video, which by 2020 is projected to account for 82% of all internet traffic, up from 70% in 2015. With many companies doing business…

Exposé – Ruslan

Posted on December 22, 2016 By


Ruslan P. is one of MYL’s English-to-Russian translators.  We asked him about his work as a successful translator and about working with MYL.  MYL: Tell us a little bit about yourself. RP: I was born in the USSR, and now live in Poland. I studied German, English, Spanish and Foreign Literature at university. After graduation,…

Case Study – Edmond de Rothschild (HK)

Posted on December 22, 2016 By


ABOUT OUR CLIENT In its core businesses of private banking and asset management, Edmond de Rothschild (HK) offers a comprehensive and bespoke service, tailored to an international client base of wealthy families, entrepreneurs, and leading institutions. MYL’s MISSION To deliver high-quality, time-sensitive, and confidential translations from English to Simplified Chinese for one of the world’s…

Freelancers Wanted

Posted on December 22, 2016 By


Earn US$50.00 by referring a new freelancer to MYL. The referee of each successfully hired freelancer gets US$50.00 added to their next pay cheque. We are currently hiring for the following roles: Role:                        Translator Language pair:      English to Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong…

Secrets To Top Translators’ Success

Posted on December 19, 2016 By


We approached four of our most successful translators in the hospitality, finance, medical, and fashion sectors, and asked for their insights on how to produce consistently high-quality translation. In this edition of LINGUIST, we present our translators’ insights on the finance and fashion sectors. Finance Keep abreast of industry trends and financial news (e.g., market…

What Not To Do When Translating Business Material

Posted on September 15, 2016 By

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Global communicators face the unique challenge of delivering the same key messages to multiple audiences who speak different languages and live different cultures. This is hard enough to do in one’s own language and culture; communicating with global audiences is more challenging, and calls for adherence to a set of simple — but important —…

Delivering Rich Content to Time-Poor Readers

Posted on September 15, 2016 By

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Delivering rich content to time-poor readers is beginning to gain strong ground.  Earlier this year, the UK launched a new national newspaper for the first time in 30 years. News Day breaks somewhat new ground not only for being a printed newspaper with no website equivalent (although it is on social media), but also for…

What’s Left After Writing: Journalists Pursue Careers Outside News Publications

Posted on September 15, 2016 By

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There is a website called Newspaper Death Watch, which chronicles North American metro dailies that have closed since the website was launched in March 2007. It also lists the dailies that have reduced their publication frequency, or have created a hybrid of print/online content. The cause of much of this decline has been the preponderance…

Cruising to Success in the Asian Tourism Market

Posted on September 15, 2016 By


Costa Cruises is an Italian cruise line that operates 14 cruise ships sailing under the Italian flag. It provides cruise holidays in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, South-East Asia, and South America. MYL’s MISSION Providing information in multiple languages for various nationals. OUR SOLUTION Costa Cruises has been…