2015 was the year of truth for `PassaParola’. My first full year as a full-time, self-employed worker. Exciting times!
And it was a very pleasing and varied year. Curious about the projects that passed through the office last year? Well, I’ll go into that in the annual report below.
2015 meant …
A varied customer base
One question came up frequently whenever I introduced myself: “Who are your biggest clients?” Well, most of my clients are active in the financial sector or in IT. So, a familiar and a new, emergent sector, respectively. In 2015, the biggest projects actually came from government agencies and the tourist sector. So I could count on widely different content.
A pile of web-based texts
Websites, newsletters, blogs and news items – they have kept me quiet for many an hour! That ranged from a few big projects for a government agency and some multinationals through to the websites of some small NGOs and SMEs. Each of them afforded me an interesting challenge. But 2015 didn’t just throw up web-based texts. I also translated official documents such as court judgments, deeds, contracts and more wacky items, such as a quiz or Christmas wishes. Read more about some of my project references.
Some studying, every now and then
A good text requires insight into the topic about which you’re writing. Regular extra training is, therefore, very important. In order to better serve my clients in those sectors, I took courses in translations for the financial and tourist sectors, among others. I honed my copywriting skills with a general refresher course, a seminar on writing for tablets and smartphones and extra training on internet- and content marketing. I’m now a natural at web-based texts.
A second child
In late September my baby daughter Mirte was born and I took a few weeks’ maternity leave. Fortunately, that wasn’t a problem for my customers. Many thanks for your customer loyalty and your congratulations!
|So 2015 yielded some great highlights and, above all, a big appetite to get weaving in 2016 as well. Do you have a new project? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact me by firstname.lastname@example.org or +32 (0)498 41 93 10.|