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Summer book recommendation.

#english   #bookreview  
 
7 books Bill Gates recommends you read this summer

In true fashion, there are some brainier books that will make you think, including On Immunity and Should We Eat Meat?, but also some more fun ones, like Hyperbole and a Half. “You will rip through it in three hours, tops,” writes Gates. “But you’ll wish it went on longer, because it’s funny and smart as hell. I must have interrupted Melinda a dozen times to read to her passages that made me laugh out loud.”
Photo via Gates Notes It's almost Memorial Day weekend, and hopefully the sunnier days and warmer weather are inspiring enough to slow down and take a book
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Interesting news for NY court interpreters.

#interpretation   #law  
 
It’s bad enough going to housing court without a lawyer—but it’s even worse if you don’t speak English

#interpreter   #legalinterpreter  
It's bad enough going to housing court without a lawyer—but it's even worse if you don't speak English, Comptroller Scott Stringer agued today.
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Here's the schedule for the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators 2015 Annual Conference.  May 15th-17th. Atlanta, GA.

Visit their website at www.najit.org and Twitter @NAJITOrg


#interpreter   #networking   #NAJIT   #translation  

http://www.najit.org/Conferences/2015/schedule.php
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE. Below you will find the preliminary listing of conference sessions. This schedule is subject to change. NAJIT submits our conference sessions to many states for CEU approval. To see more information about the CEUs each session is approved for, click here.
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Translating social media by +Chiara Grassilli 


#translation   #socialmedia   #language  
 
Translating material about social media is a lot of fun, but also a challenging task. The translator's work is to provide the users the same fun experience that they could have if they were using the social media networks in English.
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Here's a great article about the history of email.

#infographic   #smithsonian   #invention  
 
"In 1978, a 14-year-old boy invented email."  Yes. And his name is Shiva. 
In 1978, a 14-year-old boy invented email. He created a computer program, which he called "email," that replicated all the functions of the interoffice mail system: Inbox, Outbox, Folders, Memo, Attachments, Address Book, etc., the now fami...
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I just accepted my #alsicebucketchallenge  
Mine won be this funny though ;-)
Stay tuned!
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Volunteering your translation skills.
Great post +Olga Arakelyan 
Also true for interpreters.

#translation   #interpretation   #frelancing  
 
Have you thought about donating your translation skills to support a good cause?
I am still getting feedback from colleagues all over the world after publishing the post about 10 business mistakes I made as a startup freelance translator. And one of the things I hear a lot is that there aren't enough possibilities for beginners to build...
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Thank you for sharing, Gerda!
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Here's a great video with +Barry Slaughter Olsen about #interpreting  and #technology  

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Interpreting is at a crossroads. Multilingual interaction is at an all-time high, yet interpreters are nervous about their future. New technologies and new ways of working are changing traditional definitions of what interpreting is and where it is performed. Will new technologies mean a dumbing down of the profession and an undermining of working conditions or will they empower interpreters to offer their services in new ways and with greater added value? The answer to that question will depend largely on how individual interpreters respond to the accelerating pace of digital disruption and innovation that is affecting every aspect of modern society. More importantly, how do you adapt and thrive in this new environment? Join professor and veteran conference interpreter Barry Slaughter Olsen as he shares his insights on new technologies in interpreting and how you can thrive in this new reality.
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Great information for all freelancers out there! 

#entrepreneur   #freeapps   #businesstips  
 
Whether you are an entrepreneur, freelancer, employee, student etc, it's hard not to find something useful in the very good list of free resources. Many thanks to +Catherine Christaki for sharing it on Twitter.
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Hello, Gerda! Shared this on Facebook, thank you very much!
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Skype Translator.

#technology   #translation   #interpretation  
 
Skype Translator helped me speak Spanish for the first time
I woke up this morning, ate my breakfast and spoke some Spanish. I can’t even speak Spanish. I didn’t emerge from a dream or experience a medical miracle, I used Skype Translator. It’s a new app...
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This is my #ALS   #icebucketchallenge  
+Barbara Mason Van +Athena Matilsky and Maritza Marinelli you have been challenged!

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    Certified Spanish Court Interpreter, 2004 - present
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*Co-Creator of the "Endless Possibilities Talks"  #EPT initiative in Google+
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