As translators and freelancers, we have the great opportunity to work with people from all over the world. However, this could be problematic when it comes to setting a deadline or, even worse, scheduling a conference call with several people in different parts of the world: which time? yours, mine, GMT?.

There is a handy, little tool that can easily solve this. Some of you might be aware of it, but for those who have never heard of it: I heartily recommend Time and Date’s Time Zone Converter. This tool works pretty straightforward: enter a time/date and a city, and Time Zone Converter will calculate the time/date for a different city.

For instance, my client in Prague wants me to deliver a translation on April 24 at 8:00. I’m in Chicago. So I enter:

And the result is:

It’s very easy to use and extremely helpful. Time and Date’s Time Zone Converter can be found at this link.