Sheireen has translated my post in Italian! Check it out! : http://sheireenswords.blogspot.it/2013/01/rapida-economica-buona-scegline-due.html

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today’s post is dedicated to clients and other people who don’t know exactly what are the implications of a translation.

And generally, those kinds of people are the same who, per say, expect to have the Masterpiece delivered in one hour, and ideally, in exchange of a few pennies.

The aim of this post is to incept ,with some of my brilliant wit (ha ha.), a different idea and a better perspective of our (yes, the translators) job which cannot be quick, cheap and good at the same time, and I’m more than happy to explain you why with some nice examples:

Quick and good (and not cheap). Imagine you commission this beautiful and skilled translator (me) to translate a 5000 words engineering project, and imagine you need it within one day. Now, imagine this poor girl (me) reading your project, printing it, uploading it in a CAT tool…

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How I joined the SEO experts group on Elance: my SEO test results

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As most of you already know, Elance is one of the best platforms where any freelancer – from SEO consultants to Designers – can look for a suitable job.

Once you sign in and complete your profile, it is highly reccommended to take a few tests to prove your skills – depending on your field of expertise.

Being myself a SEO content writer, I have taken a SEO skill test in order to gain access to the SEO Experts group on Elance. The purpose of being part of a group on Elance is one of the keys to become a successful, reputable and known freelancer, although not everyone can access to the group: as a matter of fact, you must pass the test first.

Meta tags usage, SEO techniques, search engines algorithms and much more were all included in the test ; I admit I’ve found it really hard to give the right answer, since it seems to be a little ambiguous.

SEO techniques and other related topics indeed, are often a controversial and somehow an ever-changing topic, and while some experts agree on certain aspects, some other disagree on those.

I must also confess that, during my test, I have browsed some questions I wasn’t sure of, and I have noticed that many users publish some answers to this test on their blogs!

Well, in my honest opinion, I wouldn’t rely on those if I were you – OKAY, OKAY, I have peeped a little at  those blogs too, and I find most of them totally wrong and misleading.

If you want to get a good knowledge of SEO, I advise you some e-books you may find online, or, if you can afford it, you may want to take some online SEO training classes.

As for my result, I am proud to announce you I am now in the top 10% in Search Engine Optimization on Elance. Yay!

Oh, you thought I’d post my answers? Well, I am sorry if you haven’t found what you’re looking for, but if you need some tips I will definitely help you!

Good luck guyz!

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