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What’s in an age?

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What’s in an age?

Baby boomer, Generation X, Generation Y…we are all, to a large extent, defined by our peers. Although I do sometimes loudly object to being pigeon-holed into a group solely by virtue of my year of birth, sociological categories can be very useful (particularly for blogs 😉 ). According to Wikipedia, and numerous other Internet sources [&hellip

Translation experience – a blinding factor?

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Translation experience – a blinding factor?

I was reading the ‘Dear Editor’ page of the Institute of Translating and Interpreting Bulletin (September/October issue) and came across a rather ranty letter from a (self-professed) grumpy old man about young peoples’ lack of manners ‘these days’, having receiving ‘patronising’ letters from translation companies which, more to the point, failed to address him as [&hellip

Potential pitfalls for freelancers

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Potential pitfalls for freelancers

Another excellent bit of advice at freelanceswitch.com, this time entitled ‘The 10 biggest mistakes freelancers make and how to avoid them‘. I know that this post has been added to other blogs already but it deserves to be circulated in cyberspace as much as possible

As if I needed any more convincing….

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As if I needed any more convincing….

In these heady early days of blog discovery some of the posts I have been reading are on freelanceswitch.com, a great resource for anyone self-employed. I particularly love their ‘Freelance Freedom’ cartoons. I just have this image of lots of smug freelancers reading them and chuckling to themselves contentedly. Nothing wrong with that of course. [&hellip

Happy 10th Blogiversary

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Happy 10th Blogiversary

Scott Rosenburg of wordyard.com writes in The Guardian today (29/08/07) that blogging is now in its second decade. The first blogger was apparently Jorn Barger, who began his ‘Robot Wisdom’ blog in 1997. This of course comes as some surprise to me, as someone who has arrived at the phenomenon relatively late, but I found [&hellip

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