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Living an Awesome Life blog

Last week, a friend of mine asked me to check out Sacha Chua’s Living an Awesome Life blog: http://sachachua.com/blog/. A warm and fuzzy feeling came over me clicking through the postings. Here I found someone else who is dedicated to living life intentionally. At an early age, I realized happiness means different things for different […]

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On April 16, 2012, posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous by

Read Pen technical writers' Meetup in Ottawa

Yesterday I joined seven technical writers in a Meetup group for lunch at the Ottawa Bagel Shop. Len Fardella, owner of Peter’s New Jobs told me about this group when he heard that I want to meet more technical writers (technical writing and translation are closely related). It is a small intimate gathering of people […]

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On March 29, 2012, posted in: Articles, Translation Articles by

Declining translation rates in Canada

In the last month, I have been meeting with many translators residing in the National Capital region. Almost all of them are my “competitors” who compete for government business. They usually translate from English into French (Quebec) and most of them are suppliers for the Translation Bureau. A number of them have chatted with me […]

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On February 16, 2012, posted in: Articles, Translation Articles by

Say “I love you” in different languages

Valentine’s Day is here and in case you don’t have any ideas on how to surprise your love ones, we can help. Sending greeting cards (“valentines”) is one of the practices used to celebrate this day since its beginnings. You can send one of the free ecards we offer and say “I love you” in […]

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On February 7, 2012, posted in: Miscellaneous by

Translate into European Spanish or Latin American Spanish?

Spanish is the official language in 20 countries. It is spoken by 417 million people around the world (Ethnologue) and it’s the third language used online after English and Chinese. Even if it’s not an official language, Spanish is the second most used language in the United States;  95% of population speak Spanish in Puerto […]

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On January 27, 2012, posted in: Translation Articles by