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Michele Berdy, "Driving Translators to the Goat Farm"
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Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
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Dec 5, 2008

Moscow-based RU-EN translator and interpreter Michele Berdy's weekly column in The Moscow Times is a treat for many RU-EN translators; usually it is on the subject of the Russian language and culture. This week's is of more general interest to translators AND THEIR CLIENTS, even though there are a few Russian words thrown in for spice (you don't lose anything if you can't read Russian).

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/1016/42/372925.htm


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Oleg Osipov  Identity Verified
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L... Dec 5, 2008

Light and funny. Good job.

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xxxVerse 5B
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... Dec 5, 2008

I like the # 7. lol

Definitely, goats are friends.


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protolmach  Identity Verified
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Thank you, Susan! Dec 5, 2008

Thanks for inviting everybody to enjoy and benefit from this article. Michele is a brilliant linguist and has a very good eye and ear which enables her to see emerging tendecies. ENRU translators and interpreters community has been lucky to have her amongst us.

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Samantha Payn  Identity Verified
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Informative and entertaining Dec 5, 2008

Thanks for the link to this article.
It's always comforting to know that other translators face the same tribulations
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Samantha


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Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
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links to goat farming ... Dec 5, 2008

Susan,

Thanks for sharing! About 3 weeks--no "kid"ding--I started researching goat farming!

http://www.roosterhillfarm.com/journal/archives/2006/09/20_truths_about.html

That sort of cooled my enthusiam, and now the kids that were being sold down the road are gone. Oh, well ... maybe next year!

Patricia


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Chris Lovelace  Identity Verified
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Ha! Dec 6, 2008

Phenomenal article! I already forwarded that to all my friends. Thanks for sharing!

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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
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Love it! Dec 6, 2008

Of course one can do both... Isn't Noni both a translator and a pig farmer?

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