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Timur Baytukalov
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Tatiana was watching this wonderful course "Logo design techniques" on Lynda.com and now the site has a new wonderful logo. Check it out -
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UPDATE 2017-01-16: Right now there are no open vacancies!! You may want to check back later.

I decided to invest the income generated by the ads on the site into improving the English phonetic converter.

Right now I am looking for people who want to help me proofreading the transcriptions for American English. The rate is approximately 8 USD /hour. The exact rate will depend on how fast you can work. My normal speed is 400 words /hour.

Those of you interested in this job, please contact me via the online form here - http://easypronunciation.com/en/contacts

If you already have an account on the site, please indicate the email address you used to create your account.

I will send you the instructions (7 pages) and will ask you to proofread 200 words from the database. At the end of the test, I will revise your corrections, will pay you 15 USD (PayPal only) and will decide whether you are accepted or not (based on the quality of your work).

The job doesn't require any specialized knowledge in phonetics, but does require you to be VERY meticulous during the text editing (every comma matters!) And of course, your English should be pretty good.

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We'll be moving to Vancouver soon, so I quit my part-time job and now I work full-time on the English phonetic converter.
http://easypronunciation.com/en/english-phonetic-transcription-converter
The goal number one is to improve the American English dictionary. I decided to manually proof-read the database and it takes a lot of time!
In November you will see the following updates:
1) a significant increase in the number of words.
2) homographs and some pronunciation variants will be added.
3) an option for "cot–caught merger".
4) an option for adding the aspiration symbol [ ʰ ].
5) improved algorithm for word combinations.

In the meantime my developer is busy updating the download algorithm of Pronunciation Player that will allow to increase the download speed up to 2-3 times!
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+Benjamin Lau Yes, I have plans to create American English pronunciation course. And of course I will add audio recording to the English converter.
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Pronunciation Player is updated to the version 2.1.
Now the menu is translated in German and Spanish. We also fixed some bugs.
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I finally release the full version of French pronunciation course.
http://easypronunciation.com/en/french-words-french-pronunciation-for-beginners
The short description of the course features can be found here - http://easypronunciation.com/en/news/french-pronunciation-course-for-beginners-released/66
In total it took more than six months to prepare this release. The video and audio material was ready in July. During the last months I and my developer were fixing numerous bugs and updating Pronunciation Player.
To be honest, there are still some bugs left, but I hope to fix them very soon. I also want to translate the software menu in German and Spanish.

The best way to learn French words. Download free software and start learning French today!
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Three more tools on EasyPronunciation.com became copy-paste friendly:
1) Chinese pinyin translator,
2) Tools that inserts stress marks into Russian text,
3) Russian phonetic translator.
At the same time I fixed several bugs in the above Russian converters and limited to 40,000 word forms the dictionary size. That allowed to significantly increase the speed of the conversion - up to 20-40 times (depending on the text length).
http://easypronunciation.com/en/russian-phonetic-transcription-converter
The best tool to convert Russian text to phonetic transcription using International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols. High frequency words highlight.
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Yesterday I released the new version of English phonetic translator.
http://easypronunciation.com/en/english-phonetic-transcription-converter
Although there are some improvements for British English, the update concerns mostly American English. It took me more than two months to prepare it. During the next week or two I will continue testing and fixing bugs, and then I will publish a post in the blog that describes everything that was done.
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I optimized the database usage on http://easypronunciation.com. Now the speed of the phonetic converters is significantly increased. It was especially important for German and Japanese converters which were ridiculously slow.
All my previous optimizations in speed are nothing in comparison with that one. Well, we always learn...
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The French Phonetic Dictionary 1.8 released (24,325 words).
After a discussion we decided to keep the phonetic symbol [œ̃] for the combinations of letters "un" ("aucun") and "um" ("humble").
Now there's an option in French phonetic translator that allows you to use this symbol in such cases.
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I updated French Phonetic Dictionary. The pronunciations of 507 French words were added. The total number of words is now 23,777.

http://easypronunciation.com/en/french-phonetic-dictionary-online
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I updated the description of several phonetic translators and wrote a detailed FAQ that covers the following topics:
1) incorrect display of phonetic transcription symbols,
2) copy-pasting the transcription into other programs,
3) why the translators cannot be downloaded on the computer or mobile device,
4) the future projects.
http://easypronunciation.com/en/ipa-phonetic-translators-faq
EasyPronunciation.com Learn A Foreign Language – Phonetics, Phonetic Transcription, Pronunciation. Menu. Home · Pronunciation Courses · French · Russian · Pronunciation Player · Phonetic Transcription · Chinese · English · French · German (stress marks) · Italian · Japanese · Russian ...
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+Paul Klein You're welcome!
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I continue to improve my IPA phonetic translators.
My goal now is to make them 100% copy-paste friendly.
The biggest problem with Latin script languages was the displaying of homographs. I tried several options and finally decided to implement something very similar to the translator at lingorado.com/ipa
There are two main methods for displaying the transcription:
1) for online use - phonetic transcription above each word.
2) for copy-pasting the results (transcription under each paragraph/line of text or only transcription).
Now the beauty of the second method is the following:
When you hover your mouse over a word that has multiple pronunciations, you will see a little window that shows all possible pronunciations (unlike the translator on Lingorado, on my site this window never hides the transcription itself). By clicking on the word's transcription you can change the displayed transcription and choose the one you like. After that you can copy-paste the result in your favorite text processor.
As of today, copy-paste "friendliness" is implemented in English, French, Italian and Spanish translators and in the tool that inserts stress marks into German text.
It took me a lot of effort to implement this feature, since my knowledge of javascript is very limited. Anyway, I hope you will like it. I invite you to test the new version of the translator:
http://easypronunciation.com/en/english-phonetic-transcription-converter 
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