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Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 24.04.2014
Posted on 24.04.2014 - 02:03am
If you’re from elsewhere in the world and plan a trip to the United States, chances are the language you choose to study and learn a few phrases in will be English. At least, I certainly hope you...
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 24.04.2014
Posted on 24.04.2014 - 01:55am
Sometimes it seems to me that the world of language translation is filled with frustrated novelists, poets, and playwrights. Everyone I meet has a novel in their drawer or a self-published eBook they...
Posted by Stacey on
Wed, 23.04.2014
Posted on 23.04.2014 - 02:09am
Ah, Grammar. Grammar is easily the single biggest bugbear that the aspiring linguist struggle with. Even learning some simple touristy phrases for your trip to Europe can be maddening because of the...
Posted by Stacey on
Wed, 23.04.2014
Posted on 23.04.2014 - 01:55am
On the list of things I get asked about on a regular basis, the top two entries aren’t very surprising: Translation (or any language-related subject, actually) and running a business. It’s amazing...
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 22.04.2014
Posted on 22.04.2014 - 02:29am
Translation, like any other career that involves language and the written word, has a lot of skills that would seem to easily translate (pun intended) to other career tracts. After all, it requires a...
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 22.04.2014
Posted on 22.04.2014 - 02:18am
One of the many burdens of being the local language translation guru is that you become the living, breathing authority for every category of language your friends and acquaintances need help with....
Jargon
Posted by Stacey on
Sun, 20.04.2014
Posted on 20.04.2014 - 04:01pm
Jargon is simultaneously one of the greatest linguistic inventions of all time, and one of the worst. As a translation services professional and all-around Word Nerd, I’m fascinated by jargon. Jargon...
Pronunciation of US Vowels
Posted by Stacey on
Sun, 20.04.2014
Posted on 20.04.2014 - 03:58pm
As a sideline to my storied translation services career – usually an unpaid sideline – I’ve helped a lot of people study languages and learn second languages, whether to a professional degree or just...
Posted by Stacey on
Sun, 20.04.2014
Posted on 20.04.2014 - 02:16pm
One rule of freelancing that few people recognize is that as a freelancer you’re often asked to do tasks outside your immediate comfort zone. In a traditional office job, you usually have a fairly...

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