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Poll: How many translation blogs do you read regularly?
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Local time: 17:55
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None May 13, 2011

I don't read translation blogs anymore. I used to read a few in a haphazard way but I'm sick of people bemoaning low rates, sling mud at translators without a degree in translation etc.

I don't see the point, actually. What can you possibly say that hasn't been said already? After about 3 years I also deleted my profiles on Xing and LinkedIn. It was completely pointless to have them, so why bother?


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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 08:55
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No time May 13, 2011

If I have any free time (after checking out ProZ), I want to take a break from translation.

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Taner Göde
Local time: 18:55
English to Turkish
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The Spartan Way May 13, 2011

I don't read any blogs
I don't use TRADOS either
Just Office 2003 SP3
A good computer
A mug of coffee

Translation is human. Apart from coming very close, a machine shall never be able to replace us.

I have shelves full of dictionaries and reference books, but I don't use them anymore. The entire library has made it through the barriers in my brain, they are safe now, until the very end.

What I do is turn on BBC World news channel on TV, and just listen. That's more than enough. Every word I hear, remember and use is worth cash money.

Translation is, as a matter of fact, an art. It deserves to be respected and to be expensive.


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Cynthia Stephens  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:55
Spanish to English
Good to know there are some readers out there! Jun 7, 2011

aceavila - Noni wrote:

These are two blogs which I have found worth the time spent reading them (more than can be said for some others!!) Both Proz.com members, but that is a coincidence - I found the links elsewhere.

Hope you enjoy them, if you have the time.



http://itisenglish.org/ (Language with an IT twist, but I notice it hasn't been updated recently - come on Cynthia!)

Oh. The other blog seems to be off-line, although I'll keep searching... Back to you later I hope.

Cheers

Noni



Really good to know there are some Proz readers out there. Thanks for the link. My blog is having a rest at the moment as I have been too busy this year, but I imagine it will come out of hibernation sometime again.

Cynthia


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