How to Avoid Occupational Injuries as a Translator: Eyes

We can’t leave out eyes in the list of a translator’s physical burdens. Those precious eyes can’t rest because they have to stare at a monitor all day. I don’t know if looking at a monitor worsens your eyesight, but it definitely makes your eyes dry. It’s a condition known…

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How to Avoid Occupational Injuries as a Translator: Mental Stress

You won’t find any fun stories here. A translator’s work is repetitive, like in any other occupation. This can cause a lot of physical and mental tension and lead to various symptoms. If you haven’t experienced any of these symptoms, you’re probably very good at taking care of yourself. But,…

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Photos From My Walk

I took some photos during my walk the other day. This is the usual route I take on my strolls. If life is a journey, the road I take on these promenades is a great metaphor for life. Happiness comes from the conversations and love we share with our companions…

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Five Things That Ruin a Translator’s Concentration

As mentioned in the last post, a translator’s career is like a marathon. The many little tasks are shorter sprints within the marathon. So, when we work, we really need to work and get it done with concentration. If you ask me, I would say concentration is one of the…

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The Basics of Proofreading: How Proofreading Others’ Work Benefits You

There are a few benefits the translator receives when he or she accepts a proofreading project. (Here, a proofreading project refers to proofreading a document already translated by another translator using the ‘Track Changes’ function explained before.) But benefits will occur only under good conditions. I will talk in more…

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The Basics of Proofreading: Using “Track Changes”

In this post we will talk about the ‘Track Changes’ function, which is useful (nay, really necessary) during proofreading and finalization. The ‘Track Changes’ function lets others know what you have changed in the document afterwards.   This will be easier to understand if you try it yourself rather than…

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