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    Words have Power

    Words have power – never underestimate what a good translator can do for you We have all been there. A small snippet of text needs to be translated and you simply pop it into one of the free available online translation systems. Nothing wrong with that and the results are okay-ish most of the time.   But what happens when, in a bid to save money, you translate complete websites with these online tools? Or even a book? Maybe your book is a best seller in your native language, you have brilliant reviews and now you want to discover other markets and languages. All of a sudden the reviews are…

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    Moving into a new office

    These are exciting times indeed. Since I started my business in 2007 I was always working from home, sometimes under really miserable conditions, but you don’t really need much as a translator. It basically boils down to a computer or laptop, working internet and maybe a mobile phone. But now, for the first time in 13 years, I have a real office in a real building! Fairly soon I will also put up a sign above the shop window. There are still a few bits and bobs to be done, to be sorted etc. but most of the stuff is already here and set up. In fact, I am writing…

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    What I am doing right now? Ach well …

    You don’t need to be mad to work here, but it might help … Seriously, where did this year go? I mean … woooosh .. and now it is already November and I feel as if I am still stuck in April or so. Help! Well, the main reason why I did not write much here: I was busy. And I mean, I was really, really busy. Here are the main reasons why … I translated another book for the wonderful Jill Barnett. It is not yet available, but I hope it will be published soon and then you can buy it on the usual publishing platforms. As always, I…

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    Blogging on an island in the wild, wild west

    Blogging. Again! I have a confession to make. I have blogged before. But I think I was never really good at it. Why, you may ask. After all, it is just a blog and you are a writer, so, get going. Well, I think it has something to do with the fact that I am a bit passionate about things that are really close to my heart. And then, when I write about it, at one point, I am getting carried away very often. That can be a good thing to blog or write everything what is on your chest, but it can also horribly backfire and I still feel…