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What Tai-Chi Taught Me for My New Business in the US as a Solopreneur

What Tai-Chi Taught Me for My New Business in the US as a Solopreneur The Beginning of the Journey A few years ago I started practicing the ancient Chinese moving meditation art of Tai Chi which   for centuries has been performed as an inner martial art and as a form of health exercise for longevity. […]

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5 Reasons Not to Learn Romanian, by Guest Blogger Alina Cincan

5 Reasons Not to Learn Romanian It appears that there might be a trend that translators recommend to not learn any foreign languages. After all, this would increase our chances of business in the long run. Here is the latest contribution by guest blogger and fellow translator Alina Cincan: Inspired by Tim’s post on 5 […]

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5 good reasons not to study Italian, by Guest-Blogger Chiara Grassilli

A while ago I posted an article 5 Top reasons why you should definitely not learn German which caused quite a bit turmoil. However, Chiria Grassilli, an Italian translator colleague residing in the UK, felt obligated to let you guys know why should not spent your time learning Italian instead! You can read more about […]

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Interview with Chiara Grassilli and me on Translator Thoughts

A while ago I met translator colleague Chiara Grassilli through a translator group discussion on LinkedIn. It turned out that Chiara, who is an English Italian translator & interpreter residing in the UK, had an awesome idea for her translation blog “Translator Thoughts”: She interviews various translators around the globe with different specializations and backgrounds. […]

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So you want to be fluent in German? Two major traps expats should avoid.

So you want to be fluent in German? Two major traps expats should avoid. If you are reading this – my recent post “Top 5 reasons why you definitely should not learn German” apparently did not stop you from being interested in learning German. Good! When it comes to learning German, I always wondered how […]

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Top 5 reasons why you should definitely not learn German!

Top 5 reasons why you should definitely not learn German! I will admit that I was lacking an idea for my new blog article. So I wanted to give some kudos to my native tongue and write a top ten list of reasons why you should learn German. However, after doing a quick web research, […]

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Guest Blogging: I am in!

Guest Blogging: I am in! I am currently reading different blogs and materials on successful blogging. To be totally honest, for the most part, I have been blogging for the fun of it. However, as it starts to take up more and more of my time, I figured I should try to let my translation […]

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Running your own business: Playing it safe with customized terms and conditions

Running your own business: Playing it safe with customized terms and conditions Back in good old Germany, when I was still practicing law, I used to give talks on the vital role of the using terms and conditions when starting-up your own translation business. Many freelance translators used general courtesy templates provided by translators associations; […]

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Translation troubles: Fussball vs. Football, Football vs. Football or Soccer vs. Football?

Translation troubles: Fussball vs. Football, Football vs. Football or Soccer vs. Football? Ok, today I was absolutely determined to write a blog article about different translation techniques and the importance of how to take into account cultural differences when translating. However, I got distracted by the typical, domineering thoughts that permanently disrupt guys from work […]

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The number 1 top “downer” about living in Ohio – so far

The number 1 top “downer” about living in Ohio – so far Driving on the Highway Ok, I will admit that I am biased, but in my defense, I am probably suffering from severe Autobahn withdrawal right now. The maximum speed limit in Ohio is 65 mph – this is 104.6 kmh. Yes, I have […]

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