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HOW THE 1989 VELVET REVOLUTION CHANGED THIS TRANSLATOR’S LIFE

The last weekend everyone – well, at least all the sane people – in the Czech Republic and Slovakia celebrated the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution that put an end to the totalitarian Communist regime in the former Czechoslovakia. Now that the celebrations are over, I have been thinking what this event meant to me as a translator.

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Video: Introducing the #xl8freelancer

It took me a couple of years to redesign my business website. Not because I didn’t know what I wanted but just because I am so lazy.

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Translator’s Rant

 

February 13, 2019 by #translationfreelancer

Just a regular pissed translator’s rant.
Deadline? Maximum an hour.
Rate? A free test!?

I’ve never heard of such a fancy thingy.

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Why Go For a Boutique Translator

January 23, 2015October 29, 2015 by #translationfreelancer

In case you have ever wondered what ‘boutique’ means when it comes down to translation I guess I owe a little explanation here. For years, I have worked as a ‘general’ translator, specialising on anything and nothing at the same time. And though I have never faced a major fuckup even when I did translations on topics I was not hundred percent familiar with, I’ve come to realised there are certain fields which I feel more comfortable about than the others. Be it of my own interest, or just that I’ve gained enough experience over the years, I have now enough knowledge and expertise to say I can deliver close-to-the-best quality translations in those domains. What does that mean to you?  Continue reading “Why Go For a Boutique Translator”