Month: January 2009

28 Jan 2009
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The well-balanced freelance translator

As I approach the landmark of my 12th month of full-time freelancing, it’s a good time to reflect on the successes and challenges of this first year, and look at the future of my business.  To that end, I’ve made a mental note to dust off and update the business plan I wrote months ago.  […]

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23 Jan 2009
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Moving with the times

If you were in any doubt as to the sheer force and immediacy of online media as an information source, check out these stats on Mashable about what was happening online during President Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday. The same site also did an interesting piece on how the new president might seek to apply his […]

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14 Jan 2009
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New Twitter tool: Twitrans

TechCrunch announced today (kudos to @matthewbennett for the link via Twitter) a new free service on Twitter called Twitrans. Twitter users are able to send their tweets to this service and a few minutes later a translation is received which the user can post to followers who speak another language. Unlike many similar tools, this […]

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11 Jan 2009
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Should we give ‘la jeune maman’ a break?

…Or not, as the case may be, given French justice minister Rachida Dati’s recent decision to take an incredibly short maternity leave. A debate is currently raging across the British media concerning this news story, and the wider issue of new mums of all ages and social statuses who for whatever reason decide to return […]

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