April 2009

Pandemic, epidemic and endemic

April 30, 2009

Endemic Relating to a disease or pathogen that is found in or confined to a particular location, region, or people. Malaria, for example, is endemic to tropical regions. 1662, from Gk. endemos "native," from en- "in" + demos "people,...

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Posted by céline on April 30, 2009
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Why I won't have a blog

April 23, 2009

Diary of a fledgling translator, part 6 A year has past since my last post… A busy year spent doing many things among them prospecting, training, networking and of course translating. My inability at keeping this diary a regular feature...

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Posted by céline on April 23, 2009
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Ciao

April 20, 2009

My first attempt at communicating in Italian was a resounding failure: when asked “Caldo?” by the man who was preparing my prosciutto and pecorino sandwich, I confidently replied “Si!” after my weary brain had done a quick analysis and concluded...

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Posted by céline on April 20, 2009
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Magenta

April 10, 2009

The economic downturn has coincided with my busiest time yet. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been translating all hours of the day and even broke my rule of never working at the weekend, but in these uncertain...

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Posted by céline on April 10, 2009
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