Many a visitor to Germany has been surprised by the country’s near-complete shutdown on a Sunday. Whether you’re in Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich, you’ll see a similar picture on any given Sunday afternoon: stores with signs on their closed doors proclaiming “Geschlossen.” The cities’ pedestrian zones, usually bustling with shoppers, are all but empty. If […]
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By Marion Rhodes English-German Translator Have you ever translated a German press release or news article and scratched your head over the various different ways Germans appear to give statements? They hardly ever just say anything. Rather, they mention it, explain it, go on or criticize. Reading a German news release can provide more synonyms for […]
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By Marion Rhodes English-German Translator Every business starts with a dream. At the 5th Annual Conference of the Colorado Translators Association, language professionals will learn how to not only dream big but also how to turn those dreams into reality. As social media coordinator for the Colorado Translators Association, I got to help organize my […]
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By Marion Rhodes English-German Translator Last week, I represented the Colorado Translators Association at a career fair for German students at the University of Colorado Boulder. Many of the students were interested in becoming translators after graduation, but most of them had no idea how to go about it. Stepping into a freelance translation career […]
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By Marion Rhodes English-German Translator Last week, I restarted graduate school to finish my master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications, and already, I have gained some valuable new insight: Many people still don’t know how to find a professional translator. During a discussion of the translation industry in our online class forum, one of my […]
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Translators need to step outside their comfort zone
One of my resolutions for this year was to step out of my professional comfort zone and try new ways to connect with potential clients. So when I learned that the second annual conference of the Colorado American Marketing Association would take place in Denver at the end of February, I seized the opportunity and […]
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By Marion Rhodes English-German Translator Have you ever applied to a translation agency and wondered why you never heard back? After all, you seemed to be exactly who they were looking for, with all the right specializations and a killer cover letter. While there may be many reasons why you don’t get a reply from […]
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By Marion Rhodes After more than three months, roughly a dozen revisions and at least half as many proofreading sessions, my new website finally went live this week. Redesigning the online presence of Integrated MarCom Translations had been on my to-do-list for quite a while, and in October, I finally took the plunge and commissioned […]
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By Marion Rhodes English-German Translator Yesterday, Merriam-Webster announced its word of the year 2014. Culture: the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time a particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, art, etc. a way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization […]
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By Marion Rhodes English-German Translator You know the saying: Time flies when you’re having fun. This certainly has been true for me during the last few weeks. So I thought it was time to write an update on all the things that have been keeping me busy this fall. Back to School  Three years ago, […]
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