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About prekladydontom

A native Slovak freelance translator with more than ten years of experience translating for government agencies and public institutions, private businesses and NGOs. Holder of master's degree in English and marketing communication at Comenius University in Bratislava. Previously worked for the News Agency of the Slovak Republic (TASR) as a senior export desk editor. Currently looking for new challenges and discovering social media. Member of the Slovak Association of Translators and Interpreters (www.sapt.sk).

SUMMER FREELANCING

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 ūüėĀ). It’s just me and my lady. And beer.

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The #translationfreelancer is enjoying himself.

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

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THE GREAT PROCRASTINATOR; OR HOW NOT TO REBRAND YOURSELF

 

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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