Nixie Adams is a freelance commercial German/English marketing and PR translator and editor based in Brisbane, Australia. 🌴☕ www.nyacommunications.com
Setting Up Your Home Office as a New Freelancer
When people hear the word 'freelancer', they often imagine a scruffy, unkempt guy in his pyjamas, working on his laptop in bed or on the couch. And sometimes this may indeed reflect reality. Needless to say, though, this is not an ideal scenario! Ideally, as a freelancer, you should have a separate office or at least a dedicated workspace in another part of your home.
When The World Fell Silent — Appreciating The gift Of Lockdown
It's no secret: I'm an introvert. I like to keep to myself and am happiest snuggled up in my pyjamas at home, sitting at my desk writing or watching a documentary on Netflix. Going out and having to be places often stresses me out. So imagine my relief when Australia started to go into lockdown in late March. My usual café? Closed. My son's soccer training? Cancelled. Chess club? Nope. Group outings and social gatherings? Hello, Zoom!
How to Deal With Dry Spells as a Solopreneur
According to a 2018 NPR/Marist poll, almost half of contract workers (49%) have incomes that vary from month to month or seasonally. This comes with the territory and, in my experience, applies even more to newly established freelancers.
How Working Less Made My Freelance Business Thrive
In a world that keeps telling us to do more, be more productive, be faster, be available 24/7, the advice to do less may seem counterproductive. But hear me out!
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-English translator, so let’s take a closer look!
What If Your Therapist Is Your Soulmate?
You've probably seen numerous Hollywood films or read romantic novels highlighting the scandalous event of two people being soulmates, despite the circumstances they're in. Maybe it was a student/teacher duo or even a doctor/patient situation that kept you hooked into the storyline, rooting for the characters to pull through. Though it makes for great entertainment, the reality of these friendships happens more often than you may think.
The Grisly Murder of Fahim Saleh
Imagine for a moment that you are a young, prospering entrepreneur, own a $2 million luxury home in the heart of Manhattan's Lower East Side, and have a bright future ahead of you. You are loved by millions, and your mission to change the world for the better is finally unfolding after years of dedicated hard work. You have spent your entire life coming up with inventive ideas, being creative, and making money while still in high school due to your dedication. You were an entrepreneur by birth and realized it at an early age to really make a name for yourself before you even hit age 35.
The Heartbreaking Kidnapping Case of 9-Year-Old Michaela Garecht
We all know the feeling of waiting for something important. The anxiety and anticipation can feel overwhelming, but on November 1988, Sharon Murch felt this horrible sensation to a degree that most parents couldn't even imagine. She had been standing in her kitchen, washing dishes from that morning's breakfast, when her husband came in and told her to call 911. Her daughter had been kidnapped. It would be 32 years of that awful waiting before justice would partially be satisfied, but Sharon Murch would never again see her first child.