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Google Translate - An interesting experience

28/10/2016 10:34
Although Google Translate is a wonderful achievement for what it is, there is still no comparison with the power of expression human consciousness adds, as this video illustrates beautifully. Enjoy. www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bVAoVlFYf0
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A GLIMPSE INTO THE WORLD OF TRANSLATION

13/04/2015 10:28
I am always thrilled at initial discussions between clients and linguists. Many times, the client has never placed a translation before and they are not sure about their specific needs, so it is our task to assist them until we end up with a clear brief for both parties. Something as simple as...
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North-West Translators' Network (NWTN)

05/09/2014 18:45
I have recently re-joined the North-West Translators' Network, hoping to attend some of their very interesting events. I have already signed up for a workshop in Manchester and I am looking forward to it.
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It's been a very busy summer!

13/09/2013 20:58
Firstly, in July I celebrated my 20th year as a full-time freelance translator. To celebrate it... I worked on some very interesting translation and proofreading projects! Mid-August marked "M" day: the day when I moved to a very nice, larger house. By midday on the day of the move, my office was...
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SDL TRADOS 2011 Certification

16/02/2013 21:03
I have added SDL Trados Studio 2011 SP2R to my existing SDL Trados software and successfully completed level 1 certification - Getting Started
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1993-2013

30/12/2012 14:00
20TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY When I started translating full-time, back in the summer of 1993, we worked in a totally different world. To start with, there was no Internet. Most of my work had to be faxed or posted. I started using the modem more and more as time went by. Those were the days of...
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SELF-CERTIFIED TRANSLATIONS

14/11/2010 21:09
As a member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), I can provide self-certified translations, which are increasingly being accepted by government bodies, such as the Argentine Embassy in London. I have recently translated and self-certified some personal documents for a Visa...
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EUROPEAN LANGUAGES DAY 2010

15/09/2010 12:36
This coming Saturday September 26th 2010 is European Languages Day, a wonderful day to remember how important languages are for bringing people together, be it for friendship, co-operation, business or any other purpose. I would like to invite you to celebrate it and participate, but above all...
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MACRO-ATTENTION AND MICRO-ATTENTION

11/09/2010 12:53
When I am working on a text, be it a translation assignment or a text I am revising, two different skills are paramount: broad comprehension ("macro-attention") and the ability to focus sharply ("micro-attention"). In other words, on the one hand I need to make sure that terminology is used...
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FIRST QUARTER OF 2010

01/04/2010 11:55
MY TOTAL SALES FOR THE FIRST QUARTER ALMOST DOUBLED THOSE OF THE SAME PERIOD IN 2009!    
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