Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

10 Time Zone Dementia

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Based on an idea by Sarah Dillon, a French, Spanish and German into first-language English. Her blog, There's something about translation, is one of the best out there!

Monday, October 18, 2010

2 Character presentation

Mox is a young but well educated translator. Two PhDs, six languages... and he hardly earns the minimum wage.

Lena is Mox's girlfriend. She will never understand why all translation projects are urgent and tries to convince Mox that there is indeed a world outside his computer.

Calvo is a senior translator who went to the dark side. He is believed to be an excellent linguist who prefers rather to use Gurgle translate. He enjoys charging abusive fees (if such a concept may exist).

Pam, the evil PM, is a Project Manager at a big translation agency. Her hobbies include torturing freelance translators just for fun.

Bill, the direct client, is head of department in a multinational. He believes that a translator is “someone who speaks languages”.

Mina & Orange. Freelancers often have pets. Probably they would be surprised if they could read their pets’ thoughts…

Thursday, October 14, 2010

6 Don't you know how to do your work?

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Based on an idea by Patricia Losa. Patricia is an English & German to Spanish translator, interpreter and writer based in Spain.

Monday, October 11, 2010

4 Entreprenurial Linguist

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I drew this cartoon to illustrate "Entrepreneurial Linguist", a brilliant book by marketing and entrepreneurial geniuses Judy and Dagmar Jenner. I just finished reading it and I wish I had read it before; every single page contains solid advice. I recommend it specially for those who are looking for direct clients.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

14 The most respected translator

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If anyone does not know who St. Jerome the translator is, please rush to Wikipedia or here to learn more about him! Did you know that it took him more than 20 years to complete his most important assignment?