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BOOK EDITING AND PUBLISHING – LESSONS LEARNED

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In my previous text, I told you what I learned studying book editing and publishing at university. I also mentioned a couple of areas that still need improving. Today’s article is also based on my recent university experience, but with a slightly more tongue-in-cheek approach. When I was at school, I liked to note down my teachers’ “words of wisdom”. Sometimes these adages were more […]

BOOK EDITING AND PUBLISHING – WHAT DID I LEARN AT UNIVERSITY?

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With my inner inclination towards being an eternal student, I’ve always wholeheartedly endorsed the idea of lifelong learning. As a translator, I cannot survive a day without learning something new, but apparently that’s not enough for me. That’s why I enrolled on a post-graduate course in book editing and publishing last year, and I have just officially earned my diploma. I did the course at […]

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THE QUIET JOY OF PROOFREADING

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In our previous text, Paweł gave his answer to the fundamental question – why do we like revision? Today, Martyna will have her say, but from a slightly different perspective. *** A disclaimer is necessary before I start. Although we have enumerated the strict differences between checking, revising, reviewing, and proofreading in one of our articles, today I’m going to treat them as one and […]

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WHY WE LIKE REVISION

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We help others by translating texts, but today we’d like to tell you more about some of our other services. There are many people who have a text in English or Polish and they’re not interested in translation but they want their text to sound professional. There are many reasons for that: their English is good, but not as proficient as a translator’s, they have […]

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HOW TO WORK FROM HOME AND NOT TO GO NUTS

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We planned the text on the upsides and downsides of working from home some months ago, but in the current situation – the world is in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic – we’ve decided to write and publish it sooner and to take these circumstances into account. We hope that you’ll find some useful tips about how to work from home effectively and hassle-free: […]

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THE TRANSLATION PROCESS – HOW DO WE DO IT?

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In our previous entries we’ve told you what our standard days look like, what we actually translate, what tools (like CAT software here and there) and hardware we use. Now we would like to tell you what we actually do when we translate. *** Of course, this entry presents some general notes about our process of translation, as no two texts are translated exactly in […]

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TRANSLATORS’ DISLIKES

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As promised a long time ago, we’re here with a text about what it is that translators dislike. There are a couple of examples to mention; however, lest we sound too negative, we encourage you to start with our first article about translators’ likes. What makes us angry, irritated, and annoyed, even if we’re hiding it well? What gets on our nerves, tests our patience, […]

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A TRANSLATOR

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Today, you are officially invited behind the scenes of our office and we’re going to let you take a sneak peak of our everyday translation work. And life, too. It’s hard to say for sure where and when one ends and the other begins. It’s safe to say, though, that no day in the life of a translator is like any other. There is no […]