To be or not to be productive? That is the question. There is no doubt that being productive brings great advantages, especially in the world of professional translation. Who doesn’t want to make the most of their time when they are working? You might not know this, but professional translators have some tricks they use to increase their productivity. In this post we will reveal them all.
Always into the same language
One of the main things professional translators can do to become more productive is to try to do the same type of work. In other words, to avoid moving from one task to another. Swapping around wastes time, so the best idea is to try to group all your jobs into one area. Always translating from and to the same language is a good way to increase productivity. The reason for thislieswith your brain. If you are always busy working on the same topic, you can form neural networks and work more quickly. Once you have finished with that language, you can move on to the next.
Spend time on the same topic
Spending time working on the same topic is also essential if you want to maximise productivity. It always takes a bit of time to get to grip with a new subject, so it is helpful to try to spend as much time as possible translating the same topic and the same type of document.
One trick that never fails, especially when it comes to saving time and becoming more productive in certified translations, is to create templates for the documents you will need to translate. That is because certified translations are often required for documents such as academic certificates, invoices or birth certificates. With these it is easy to create your own templates in advance to save you time later when the translation is required.
If you want to become more productive and avoid distractions, we suggest that you always plan your working day in advance and avoid looking at your mobile all the time, only checking it at particular times. You should also close anybrowsertabs open on your social networks or showing other distractions. You will be happy you did!