February 2009

Guest post : Hard times bring opportunities for translators

February 25, 2009

The world economy is in turmoil and, although we seem to be better protected than other professions, translators are also bound to be affected. A recent thread on proz asked how translators manage to thrive in this difficult climate –...

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Posted by céline on February 25, 2009
Guests

The power of interpreters

February 18, 2009

I've never done this before, but as I haven't had time to blog much lately and am off interpreting later on, I thought I'd repost a favourite entry of mine called The power of interpreters, dating from December 2007. I'll...

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Posted by céline on February 18, 2009
Interpreting

New translators and low rates

February 13, 2009

A new translator emailed me for advice: he has had work offers, but at very low rates (€0.02 per word). He turned them down but he's wondering whether he was wrong. My answer: if you think the rate is too...

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The return of la bise

February 8, 2009

I touched on the difficult subject of kissing in France in my entry la bise published in 2004. This short video will be useful to any future visitor to my sometimes perplexing country (in French, no subtitles). (via icpjones)...

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Posted by céline on February 8, 2009
Culture

Contributions please!

February 2, 2009

I'm working on a presentation on networking and social media for an audience of translation professionals. I'd love to hear what others have to say on the subject and any experience or insights you think might help me deliver...

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