We have been pretty busy lately, which is something that I certainly can’t complain about. Our clients are doing great things for their constituents worldwide and, as a result, they need an increasing amount of translation to make their good deeds go further. A few times in the past weeks, I’ve found myself with all of our usual linguists booked up and have had to look elsewhere for translators. (Sometimes it happens. We’ll be doing some heavy recruiting at the 52nd Annual American Translators Association Annual Conference in Boston at the end of October. If you’re a translator, please come …read more
Let’s just say that if Wally were a translator, he’d never be working for Alboum & Associates. What’s the point of a deadline if you can’t make it? We charge no rush fees. We charge no minimums. And we don’t take jobs we can’t deliver on time. (When’s the last time you heard a translation vendor tell you that?) It’s so simple … you have to wonder why no other agency can make the same claim.
The best soccer team in the world, FC Barça, is partnering with the Gates Foundation to help eradicate polio for once and for all. Read about the Alboum & Associates link to the program here and discover how it is that Sandra managed to snag the above!
Our post-conference wrap up of this year’s AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference is available here.
I don’t have time to go to the gym. With two children under 5, my days start early and end very late. If I were to go before they woke up, it would be at 5am. If I were to go after putting them to sleep and eating dinner with my husband, it would be at 10pm. Add to it the fact that I am a crazy workaholic, and, well … I just don’t have time during the week. The problem is that the pounds wait for no one. I’ve spent way too much time at my desk, munching on …read more
We’ve been sending out some emails recently to our clients regarding our NO JOKE SWEEPSTAKES. I thought it would be good to recap it here, in case you’ve been living in a cave. It’s super easy: just “Like” our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and your organization can win up to $500 in translation credit to use this month! Sweepstakes ends on Friday, April 8th. Prizes must be redeemed by Friday, April 29th. Here’s the deal: Top Prize: $500 Translation Credit Second Prize: $250 Translation Credit Third Prize: $100 Translation Credit Any organization can win! “Like” our Facebook page …read more
I’ve been complaining about my Blackberry Torch to my husband for a long time now. The freezing up. The useless “lock” button on the top. The crazy slow rendering of web pages. The lack of apps to make my life easier. The hold button that my cheek always pressed when I was talking to someone. The fact that Blackberries don’t sync to Google Calendar (but Google Calendar WILL sync TO the Blackberry). The fact that every time I put the darn thing down I pressed the corner of the screen and it thought I wanted to change the mobile connection …read more
This evening, Stephanie (our Director of Marketing) and I had the honor of making a presentation to the National Capital Area Translators Association on the rebranding of Alboum & Associates. A record turnout showed up to hear about how Alboum & Associates went from being a “we are everything to everyone” agency to “the translators for the good guys” in just a few short years. There were lots of great questions after the presentation, ranging from “how do you set your rates?” to “how do you ensure you’ll get paid?” to “tell us a bit about how you used a …read more