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Posted by Stacey on
Wed, 16.04.2014
Posted on 16.04.2014 - 10:24am
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
Posted on 16.04.2014 - 10:19am
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
Posted on 15.04.2014 - 12:08pm
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...
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 15.04.2014
Posted on 15.04.2014 - 11:52am
The English language is chaos, in many ways, and it can be very frustrating to people trying to learn it – and to people who have been speaking it their entire lives. Many people, when learning a...
Posted by Stacey on
Mon, 14.04.2014
Posted on 14.04.2014 - 02:11am
Most people never get the opportunity to study abroad, and that’s a shame. It’s a shame because studying abroad is, to use a pun, broadening, in that it widens people’s view of the world and...
Posted by Stacey on
Mon, 14.04.2014
Posted on 14.04.2014 - 02:02am
I'm always being asked advice on working from home. Requests for advice split time pretty evenly, in fact, with declarations that someone could never work from home along with the subtle implication...
Posted by Stacey on
Mon, 14.04.2014
Posted on 14.04.2014 - 01:54am
Most of the freelancers and sole proprietors I meet in the translation world and beyond don’t particularly think of themselves as businesspeople. After all, fleeing the business world and that stuffy...
Posted by Stacey on
Sat, 12.04.2014
Posted on 12.04.2014 - 07:31pm
There’s a quote from one of my favourite authors, the late, great Douglas Adams that goes ‘Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you...
Posted by Stacey on
Sat, 12.04.2014
Posted on 12.04.2014 - 07:25pm
I’m often asked, in my role as local language expert and provider of (sadly) free translation services to friends and family, why it’ so hard to pass as a native when travelling. After all, some of...

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