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I HATE Proofreading!

It just irritates me to proofread someone else's lousy translation. It's one of the jobs that I always tend to reject. I am currently proofreading a translation from English into French, and the target text reeks of translation. I mean come on: even Google Translate would know...

It just irritates me to proofr...

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Adios 2016

Like any other year, 2016 had its really fair share of ups and downs. While I started off the year in another continent, I'm ending it from one of my favorites places: behind my desk. On the professional level, 2016 was not bad. I managed to make...

Like any other year, 2016 had ...

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What makes a Sworn Translator?

This post is inspired by a few clients I met throughout my career, the most recent one being just a couple of hours ago. They contact me for a sworn translation, send me the files via email and expect me to deliver a sworn (stamped)...

This post is inspired by a few...

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The Ugly Truth in Lebanon

I received this Arabic text and thought of translating it and sharing it. في لبنان: السنكري دكتور والحكيم تاجر والمستشفى دكانة والوزارة مغارة والشوفير محلل سياسي والمحلل السياسي بيقبض والموظف عتال والشيوعي رأسمالي والإقطاعي إشتراكي الممثلة بتغني وملكة الجمال بتمثل والمنتج او جوزون او مصاحبون الميت بينتخب الدركي هوا تشيكن الدكنجي بشرج تلفونات محل التلفونات ببيع نسكافيه والنصاب إستاذ والإستاذ شحاد وزير الشباب ختيار موظف الضمان...

I received this Arabic text an...

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Classic Crêpe Recipe

Almost every time I visit family members, they ask me to prepare crêpes for them, or ask me for the recipe. I actually got the latter from my mom, who got it from a top chef in Paris while on a getaway with my dad...

Almost every time I visit fami...

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Veggie Cooking Cheat Sheet

I came across the following chart which features a number of common veggies and herbs with the proper cooking time, whether it was boiling, steaming or microwaving them. It might be a no brainer to most, but I am sure many people tend to overcook some of...

I came across the following c...

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