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15 Unique Illnesses You Can Only Come Down With in German

15 Unique Illnesses You Can Only Come Down With in German | Translations | Scoop.it
The German language is so perfectly suited for these syndromes, coming down with them in any other language just won’t do.
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Translator scams and how to protect yourself from them

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Freelance translators should think of themselves as business people. As such, they should pay serious attention to risk management, including the actions needed to minimize the risk of being the vi...
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The red line: one space or two after periods?

Dear Freelance Editor, My co-worker, Ted, and I are having an argument – is it one space after a period, or two? We’ve stopped speaking over this issue, but I’d really like to print this out and stick it on his desk. Ted is such a jerk. Sincerely, Totally A Real Person and Not a Convenient Excuse to Address This Issue (TARP-NCEATI) Dear TARP-NCEATI, I am so glad you asked! It’s one space. Always, always one space. Yes, really – virtually all modern typographers and major modern style guides concur. Once upon a time, your fourth grade teacher may ...
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Translation Tribulations: Cleaning up a crappy OCR job for translation

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5 Reasons Freelancers Undercharge for their Work

Many freelancers begin by undercharging for their work -- and then get stuck in an endless cycle of mediocre gigs. This is because when you’re just starting out, getting gigs is more important to you than finding the right clients who pay you what you’re worth. And then you get trapped -- both financially and professionally -- because you’re settling for less interesting projects and lesser clients. Here are 5 reasons we get stuck in undercharging mode: #1: We’re Stuck in the 9-5 Most new freelancers think their price per hour should be what they got at their 9-5 job. ...
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Personal Branding Tips for Freelancers

When someone visits your website, sees your business card, or follows you on social media, they are perceiving a lot about you and your business beyond your name and what you literally say. This ephemeral, “intangible sum of a product’s attributes” is your brand. And whether you cultivate it or not, you have one -- and it’s one of the most important factors in your success. It’s time to be intentional about your branding. So take a step back, deeply consider who you are and what you do, and follow this guide to begin the process of cultivating an effective ...
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Texila Digipedia - Google+

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Lists of free medical books, with other posts thrown in that may or may not be terribly accurate... but finding the books is worth sorting through it.

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French maiden name decision 'positive step'

France has decided this week that in future all married women will be addressed by their maiden name in official correspondence unless they specifically request otherwise.
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The ethics of medical progress - Aljazeera.com

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The ethics of medical progress
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And how should ethics determine medical progress? Presenter: Shiulie Ghosh. Guests: Dusko Ilic, a reader in Stem Cell Science at King's College London School of Medicine.
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Medical procedure creates a..."cat dog?"

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Can cats get blood transfusions from dogs? Thanks to a rare procedure called xenotransfusion, an orange tabby is on the mend.
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The secret to saving a wet phone or tablet - CNET

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Rice? Hair dryer? Find out which reliable solution works, and how to prevent a phone or tablet from getting waterlogged in the future.
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„Cover letter” writing for translators – how to do it right (part 1) « Transblog « English to Polish freelance translator

This post tells you how to write cover letters to sell translation services.
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La formacion autodidacta del traductor médico

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Desde mi experiencia como médico y traductora, me gustaría dar algunas ideas a los traductores que quieren especializarse en traducción médica y no poseen una sólida formación en el terreno científ...


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How to Get Paid What You're Worth

As a freelancer, your goal isn’t just to make ends meet -- it’s to get paid what you’re worth. This quick guide will help get you started, but you’ll have to revisit this topic throughout your career. Remember, what you charge will largely depend on your industry, your level of experience, and your area -- and may also vary client-to-client. Some of these tips come from the founder of Freelancers Union, Sara Horowitz. If you want to learn more about pricing, check out her book, The Freelancers Bible. Figuring Out Fees Always take into account the following: Billable time: Whether ...
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Good basics about setting rates worth reviewing for all of us

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Zombie contracts: Translators beware | Lingocode German to English translation Berlin

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Have you ever wondered about the terms translators are asked to sign? Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz calls these “zombie contracts”. I invited him to explain all.
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The Best Medical Education Portal

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Axuedu.com provides the collective information of best Medical universities all around the world

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Wanda Sykes on Speaking French

She's raising two children who speak a totally different language than she does. Watch this hilarious story from Wanda's adventures with her kids.
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