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Posted by Stacey on
Sat, 19.04.2014
There are always going to be two versions of every language. There’s the formal version, which has a lot of rules and which isn’t judged to be ‛correct’ unless you follow every single one of them....
Posted by Stacey on
Sat, 19.04.2014
I’ve noticed over the course of the last few decades that the attitudes of many immigrants in Australia, and indeed in other countries like New Zealand and even the United States, have been changing...
Posted by Stacey on
Fri, 18.04.2014
In the translation industry, you quickly come to realize that language is a tool. As such, it can be wielded skilfully or stupidly, just like you can pick up a power saw at home and cut a perfect...
Posted by Stacey on
Fri, 18.04.2014
If you’ve ever played poker, you know what a “Tell” is: The tiny little tics and quirks people unconsciously engage in when they are purposefully trying to deceive. For example, when “bluffing”...
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 17.04.2014
Because of my status as the only translation professional most of my friends know personally, I get just about every language-related question known to man, whether it’s really in my wheelhouse or...
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 17.04.2014
We’d all love to run a business where we don’t have to put a lot of conscious effort into marketing and promotion. I’d certainly like that – to just sit here fielding offers from clients who...
Posted by Stacey on
Wed, 16.04.2014
When you’re a translation services professional like me, you read some very interesting things. Reading widely in both of your professional languages is an important way to keep your language skills...
Posted by Stacey on
Wed, 16.04.2014
Part of running any business these days is having and maintaining a website. The beauty of the Internet is that it’s a flat playing field: Everyone pretty much gets the same access and potential...
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 15.04.2014
I often tell people that I earned my language translation skills the wrong way: I studied. I worked. I read extensively and watched foreign language television. I found school clubs and groups...

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