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How to Become a Quality Translator or Interpreter

How to Become a Quality Translator or Interpreter | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
The question of how to become a translation professional or interpreter comes up fairly often; many folks who have some language skills and an interest in linguistic matters naturally wonder if they could be putting those skills and interests to...
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The ultimate translation challenge

The ultimate translation challenge | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
Translators recount their experience of converting Proust s prose to Spanish
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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
  If you're a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this c...
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This Is Why You Should Stop Thinking About Learning Languages But Start To Learn Now

This Is Why You Should Stop Thinking About Learning Languages But Start To Learn Now | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
Here's the reason why you should start learning languages before you get older and older.
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How different cultures say “I disagree”

How different cultures say “I disagree” | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
There are times in business when we disagree but expressing disagreement comes more easily to some cultures than to others. Germans disagree openly, considering it to be the most honest way. Americans and Finns are also admirably frank and direct.
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9 Ideas on What to Share in LinkedIn Status Update, Tweet & Facebook Status Update

Before we proceed I just want to let you know that this article was written for LinkedIn Status Updates but I found it useful for Twitter & Facebook
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Un economista crea un programa gratuito para que los autónomos gestionen su contabilidad

Un economista crea un programa gratuito para que los autónomos gestionen su contabilidad | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
El profesor de ADE de la Universidad Politécnica ha puesto a disposición de los emprendedores el programa ContaAuto
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Speak like a Pro- 15 lessons learned from watching TED TALKS

Speak like a Pro- 15 lessons learned from watching TED TALKS | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
When you watch TED Talks, do you ever wonder how the speakers look so confident and deliver such a strong message? TED speakers follow a very specific set of rules. Practice implementing them and you will deliver amazing speeches in no time.
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El idioma de los animales

El idioma de los animales | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
Como suenan los animales en los distintos idiomas. Proyecto de James Chapman
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Translators Are Superheroes

Translators Are Superheroes | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
Not many people think of translators until they either need one or they find something that has been mistranslated. Let’s be honest, many don’t even know why we need translators.
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Bad news for Catholics who still dislike the new Mass translations

Bad news for Catholics who still dislike the new Mass translations | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
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Successful Entrepreneurs Don’t Multi-Task

If you are a fan of multi-tasking, or if you label yourself as a multi-tasker, then this piece of writing may upset you. Yes, there are moments when the need
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This may interest you*

This may interest you* | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
A FRIEND of mine was recently told by his boss that his position at work was "unassailable": in British office-speak that is a severe warning which has sent him...
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Here's a Thought: Trust Your Employees and Throw Away the Clock

Here's a Thought: Trust Your Employees and Throw Away the Clock | Language & stuff | Scoop.it

One of the icons of the Industrial Age is the time clock (aka punch clock – maybe because you’re very tempted to punch it).

 

In an industrial age business, the human resources are plugged into jobs that are in most cases boring, anti-creative, non-stimulating. To keep people at such drudgery, two tools are employed: hourly wages and the time clock.

 

The hourly wage incentivises one thing and one thing only: putting in the required number of hours of “doing the work.” The time clock is the enforcement mechanism necessary to accomplish that goal.


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Industrialism is dependent on replaceable, interchangeable parts, both product parts and human resources. Think about that last term: human resources. Resources are mined out of the ground or taken off a shelf. If one fails or disappears, there are plenty more to take its place

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Los juristas alertan del bajo nivel de la traducción judicial

Los juristas alertan del bajo nivel de la traducción judicial | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
Una interpretación deficiente perjudica el derecho de defensa de los acusados
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La traducción de los estados financieros | Traducción Jurídica

Uno de los documentos más importantes que deben contener los informes anuales (annual reports) son los estados financieros (financial statements o annual accounts, en el Reino Unido).
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6 reasons to believe in DIGITAL MARKETING!

6 reasons to believe in DIGITAL MARKETING! | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
Any business whether it is small, big or of any size should start focusing on Digital Marketing.
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Aspiring, current taxi drivers sign up for English language course

Aspiring, current taxi drivers sign up for English language course | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
With his $1,400 salary as a delivery driver barely sufficient to cover his mortgage, household expenses and school fees for his two teenage children, Mr Teng Khoon Hai decided to become a cabby six months ago.
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How to Manage a Freelance Career with Evernote - Evernote Blog

How to Manage a Freelance Career with Evernote - Evernote Blog | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
Tips from Evernote Ambassador Kristi Willis on how to juggle and organize freelance work with Evernote, Skitch and the Fujitsu ScanSnap.
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Los idiomas, una garantía para encontrar empleo

Los idiomas, una garantía para encontrar empleo | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
A nadie le es ajeno ya que dominar varios idiomas es una gran ventaja a la hora de buscar trabajo; y, además, cada vez son más las empresas españolas que se suman a los planes de internacionlización como vía para la recuperación económica.
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Do women make better freelancers? - Freelance Advisor

Do women make better freelancers? - Freelance Advisor | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
Each year the press remind us of how women are ruling the classroom and slowly but surely closing the gap in the boardroom, but do women come out on top when they go it alone?
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Los traductores, personas libres ? El "día típico"... no realmente típico de una traductora

Los traductores, personas libres ? El "día típico"... no realmente típico de una traductora | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
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Language Jokes • Our Favorite Mistranslations

The Ultimate Language Resource on the Web.
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11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures | Language & stuff | Scoop.it
As Friedrich Nietzsche said, "Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth." Here, illustrated, are 11 words whose concepts cannot be properly explained across cultures.
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