Thank You for the Amazing 2018!

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    Dear friends and colleagues,

    We wanted to take this moment to say a heartfelt thank you to all the members of our community.

    The Open Mic wouldn’t be the same without your love and continued support.

    We’re truly blessed to have such an amazingly diverse community and really grateful to all the readers, writers and our team of volunteers who help make Open Mic even better.

    It’s inedible to see how our community has grown and flourished over these past 3 years.

    It wouldn’t be possible without you, our members.

    Your kindness, your passion, your support don’t go unnoticed!

    We hope 2018 treated you well, and that you’ve accomplished everything you’ve set out to achieve this year.

    And even if you didn’t you know how the saying goes: there’s always next year. 😉

    We hope 2019 will bring you lots of joy and a ton of new opportunities to grow and learn.

    We also hope that we, as professionals, will continue to support each other, lead by example and inspire the next generation of translators and interpreters.

    We can change the world for the better, so let’s make every word count.

    Shout-out to Our Authors

    With The Open Mic being a blogging community for translators and interpreters we think it makes sense to give a special shout-out to our authors.

    Over a 100 professional translators and interpreters have contributed to our blog in the past 3 years with 111 articles published in 2018 alone.

    Obviously we appreciate every contribution of each and single member of our community.

    But we also would like to put in the spotlight some of the articles that stood out the most in 2018.

    You may find them below. Have a look if you missed any of them and don’t forget to share, comment and thank our authors.

    They deserve your support and words of encouragement.

    You can easily reach every single author of our community by sending them a private message on our platform.

    Thanks again and Happy New Year!

    ~ Dmitry and Everyone @ The Open Mic

    Our Favorite Articles of 2018

    7 Reasons Why Translating Games is Bad for You

    From in-house to freelance: why yes, why not, why maybe… later?

    The Great Outdoors

    A Year of Change and the Cost of Rebranding

    How to translate YouTube videos?

    Translation as a key asset for success in a multinational marketing strategy

    How do you break into video game localization?

    Why You Need A Morning Routine

    Are we ready to embrace the future?

    The importance of exercise as a translator

    How do you break into video game localization?

    Why You Need A Morning Routine

    The GDPR for translators: all you need to know (and do!)

    Smart devices and the future of CAT tools

    The GDPR for translators: five best practices

    The utopia of “free” in freelance

    How I passed the DipTrans and you can too

    Why “fast food” localization will never work

    The seven habits of highly effective translators

    Three Incredibly Effective Ways to Fail Your Communication With Fellow Translators

    Translator’s Website Maintenance

    Five trends that defined the translation industry in 2018

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