The Importance of Not Overworking Yourself

Hello everyone! Today I want to talk about the importance of not overworking yourself when you’re a freelancer. I’ve hit this point before when I wrote The Downsides of Working as a Freelancer, but there is a lot of misconceptions when it comes to the amount of work and free time that a freelancer actually…

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Montaldi Translations’ 15 Minutes of Fame

Hello everyone! VoyageChicago has kindly published an interview with me about Montaldi Translations' journey. It was an awesome experience to be featured in such a cool and respectable magazine. Check it out! 🙂 http://voyagechicago.com/interview/meet-karen-montaldi-montaldi-translations-small-home-based-company-oak-park-il/ And keep an eye out for my next post later this week! I'll be talking about one of my favorite perks…

Tools To Help You Concentrate

Is it just me or one of the hardest aspects of working as a freelancer is to keep yourself focused and motivated? Don't get me wrong, I love what I do, but in the beginning of my freelance career I would often find myself struggling to resist how cute my animals are, the pile of…

The Downsides of Working as a Freelancer

Happy Monday everyone! Today I want to talk about the downsides of working as a freelancer. There is a lot of misconception when it comes to how much work it involves, the added responsibilities you have, etc., and so I wanted to address some of the things that I personally encountered in my freelancer life.…

Health Insurance for Freelancers–Regardless of your Political Views, By Corinne McKay

This week the French to English translator and author Corinne McKay* shared a post about what I think is an important topic right now: health insurance. She addresses the issue in a logical manner, without considering political views. Take a few minutes to give it a read: "If you’re a US-based freelancer, you’ve probably been…

First Blog Post – Hello Blogosphere!

As you may not know, my name is Karen Montaldi and I was born and raised in Brazil. I’ve always considered myself somewhat of a nomad. I was born in São Paulo, lived most of my life at another city called Franca, in a small beach town called Itanhaém, and in Lins. Eventually I moved…