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Posted by Stacey on
Fri, 25.07.2014
Posted on 25.07.2014 - 01:56am
The funny thing about life, I think, is that while I feel more or less the same way I felt ten years ago – an ache or twinge here there aside. In other words, I don’t wake up and think, gosh, I’ve...
Posted by Stacey on
Fri, 25.07.2014
Posted on 25.07.2014 - 01:48am
One thing you keep running into when you work in translation is the near-infinite niches within language. If you think of a language as a box, there are just endless smaller boxes inside of it,...
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 24.07.2014
Posted on 24.07.2014 - 03:17am
I sometimes think of the year I decided to go into business for myself and launch a freelance language translation business as my ‘graduation year,’ the year I left behind the safety of my job at a...
Posted by Stacey on
Thu, 24.07.2014
Posted on 24.07.2014 - 03:08am
Here’s a secret: I run my business largely on Linux, with the exception of a few Windows-Only translation applications that clients require me to use. Don’t know what Linux is? It’s an operating...
Posted by Stacey on
Wed, 23.07.2014
Posted on 23.07.2014 - 02:39am
One thing I’ve noticed that’s prevalent among people who are highly educated and trained in a subject – like, say, translation services and linguistics – is the instinct to preserve your expertise....
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 22.07.2014
Posted on 22.07.2014 - 01:41am
I’ve sometimes heard translation professionals like me likened to compilers in computer software. A compiler in computer programming takes the ‘high-level’ language – a language that is very...
Posted by Stacey on
Tue, 22.07.2014
Posted on 22.07.2014 - 01:30am
A few decades into the World Wide Web era, there are two definite rules almost everyone agrees on: One, surfing websites on the Internet is not research, and two, you can’t use Wikipedia for any real...
Posted by Stacey on
Mon, 21.07.2014
Posted on 21.07.2014 - 02:02am
Languages are huge complex systems of vocabulary and grammar rules, and over the centuries most languages have developed along separate tracks to at least some extent. History (such as invasions or...
Posted by Stacey on
Mon, 21.07.2014
Posted on 21.07.2014 - 01:44am
One thing that’s universal for most people in business, whether they’re working at an office in a salaried position or working for themselves as a sole-proprietor, is that it’s easy to get caught up...

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