Nixie Adams is a certified commercial German/English translator, editor, copywriter and content writer with 20 years of experience. She is based in sunny Brisbane, Australia. 🌴
Diversification in the Language Industry: Success beyond translation
Nicole Y. Adams' book brings together the experiences of successful language professionals who have explored ways of capitalizing on their different skills to enter new areas and ensure viability and variety in their working lives.
The A to Z of Freelance Translation : A practical course book for translators
This course book has been designed as a comprehensive programme that will equip you with all the information you need to kick-start your freelance translation business and to tackle the most common issues freelancers are faced with in their first years of operation.
BIOTOPIA 2019 Annual Review
Translation of the 2019 Annual Review of the BIOTOPIA Naturkunde Museum in Bavaria, Germany, from German to English
Should You Have your Writing Translated?
The pros, the cons, and how to find a translator
You put down your pen (or close your laptop) and breathe a sigh of relief — the last word of your masterpiece is finally on paper! But what’s next? Whether you write articles, fiction, or poetry, you might have considered having your work translated into another language. If you’re with a publisher, they will usually take care of this process. But if you’re self-publishing, like many freelance writers, you’ll have to weigh up your options.
Computer-Assisted Translation Systems Versus Machine Translation
We’re all familiar with Google Translate and have probably used it at one point or another. But do we really know what’s behind it and what the language industry makes of automated translation tools? If you’re an individual or a company stakeholder considering using a translation service for your documents or website, in particular, you should be aware of these technologies to make an informed decision. I’ve been using translation technologies for two decades in my capacity as German-to-Engli...
The Grisly Murder of Fahim Saleh
Why was the popular tech CEO brutally killed and dismembered?
Combat Social Isolation and Stay Healthy as a Solopreneur
Once the initial excitement about being able to work in your pyjamas and not having to commute to a stuffy office wears off, some freelancers may feel alone and cut off from the rest of the world. Some work long hours and rarely leave their home. To stay healthy and motivated, it is important not to feel socially isolated in our home offices. Here are some strategies to stay mentally and physically healthy while working from home.
Machine translation vs. human translation
The perils of machine translation and how it compares to professional human translation.
Are you still a freelancer or already a business owner?
It’s time to shake off the ‘I’m just a freelancer’ image and start acting like professional solopreneurs. Here's how to take your small business to the next level—with an entrepreneurial mindset.
De Montaigne’s unusual conception of friendship
Can we have more than one true friend? According to de Montaigne, no.
International Advertising Agencies - Approaches to Global Expansion & Opportunities for Translators
As businesses have started to expand internationally, advertising agencies have attempted to grow with their clients. Naturally, this growth has also led to boundless opportunities for marketing, PR and advertising translation specialists. If you specialise in those areas, it can be very rewarding to collaborate with multinational advertising agencies to help them service their clients in global markets.
The Shan’ann Watts Family Murders – Deadly secrets of an all-American family
It was a murder that shocked a nation. They seemingly had it all: the Watts were an all-American family. Mother and wife Shan’ann with her young daughters Bella and Cece, and a son on the way, and husband Chris. But one night, almost to the day two years ago, Chris did the unthinkable and annihilated his entire family and disposed of their bodies in the most gruesome way imaginable. Here is their story.
Work Less, Live More
We all want to live our best life. But often, work gets in the way. As freelancers or entrepreneurs working from home, especially, we tend to blur the boundaries between living and working. Here's how to work less and live more.
How Marketing in Multiple Languages can Make a Difference
For most businesses today, operating internationally is second nature. Thanks to the internet, we can ship our products and interact with customers around the globe. According to Forbes, a brand’s identity must be global, making translation indispensable. This naturally means investing in translation to ensure the best possible result in each target market, taking into account local customs and cultural sensitivities.