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About #translationfreelancer

Born in 1977, studied at English-Slovak Bilingual Grammar School in Sučany and at Comenius University in Bratislava (marketing communication and English). Worked as an export desk writer and senior editor in Slovak news agency TASR. Freelancing for more than 10 years now. An accredited member of the Slovak Association of Translators and Interpreters ( A wanna-be beer connoisseur. Na svete od roku 1977. Študoval na Bilingválnom anglicko-slovenskom gymnáziu v Sučanoch, absolvent Univerzity Komenského v Bratislave (marketingová komunikácia a angličtina). Poflakoval sa ako redaktor na exportnom oddelení Tlačovej agentúry Slovenskej republiky (TASR). Na voľnej nohe už viac ako 10 rokov. Akreditovaný člen Slovenskej asociácie prekladateľov a tlmočníkov ( Hrdý pič piva.


The summer has finally arrived. For me, at least.

The kids are gone for the summer. No need to take them to school and kindergarten in the morning. No need to pick them up in the afternoon. I can sleep until nine. Or even ten. I can work as late as I want (or have to 😁). It’s just me and my lady. And beer.


The #translationfreelancer is enjoying himself.

And there’s still plenty of time to complete my summer project.




I had a plan. In April. I wanted to rebrand myself. My website, my social accounts, my email, everything.

I even drafted a bulleted list. With ideas. New designs. Deadlines. Mailing lists. Resources. Tips for fellow translators. Tips for customers. Useful links. And other cool stuff.

I planned to finish by the last of May. Then by the end of June.

Now it has become my summer project. I hope it will be ready by September. Stay tuned to see how I go on.

If nothing unexpected happens, you can see my brave brand new self by Christmas.

Your #translationfreelancer.

Translations from hell; or Did you think ‘Region that go, project that you find’ was the worst you had seen?

A lot has been written about website translations that went completely wrong. While some of them have made headlines, such as Expo 2015 ‘Google Translate’ scandal , there are still more that go largely unnoticed, though their headlines deserve it.


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