Small talk is something you can learn.
Small talk. Do these two words send cold shivers down your spine? To some people, engaging in friendly conversations with strangers comes naturally. Others would rather gnaw off their own arm than initiate contact with a person they don’t know. This summer, I moved from Colorado Springs to San Diego, a city where I had […]
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By Marion Rhodes English~German translator I’m a sucker for a good webinar. Over the past two years or so, I’ve joined so many GoToMeeting sessions that I probably have enough credits for my own personalized translation degree by now. Alas, this morning, I attended a particularly interesting webinar by the Alexandria Project on income diversification […]
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By Marion Rhodes English~German translator Yesterday, I was working on a translation in Trados Studio 2014 when my fingers accidentally hit a wrong key combination. Suddenly, I found myself staring at a new window in my browser showing a clean, side-by-side view of the source text and my translation. After the initial panic (What did […]
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By Marion Rhodes With the holidays coming up, I was wondering how I could set up an automatic out-of-office reply for my business email account, which is linked to my Gmail account. The provider I use for my business email doesn’t offer an auto-response function, and although Gmail has an option to schedule a vacation […]
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