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COVID-19: The new normal (Part 2)

20/10/2020 COVID-19: The new normal (Part 2)  We are all facing the consequences of the pandemic and how it has changed our lives. How can we make the most of it? How can we turn some of the negative into a positive? Here are some suggestions. 1/ Focus on personal well-being and health.  Layoffs, losses,…
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COVID-19: The new normal (Part 1)

16/10/2020 COVID-19: The new normal (Part 1)  As I write this, the virus continues to wreak havoc on people’s everyday lives all over the world. In light of rising infection rates, hospital beds filling with Covid patients and overworked medical personnel, lockdowns, curfews and other restrictions reinforce what has become ‘the new norm’. This raises…
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Bilingual celebrities

10/10/2020 Bilingual celebrities On 6 October 2020, many people mourned the passing of rock icon and guitarist Eddie Van Halen, from the popular 80s band Van Halen, whose albums include Van Halen, Diver Down, and 1984. Here’s a little known fact about Eddie Van Halen: he was born in Amsterdam to Dutch parents and moved…
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International Translation Day

07/10/2020 St Jerome: patron saint of translators  Yes, it’s true: 30 September 2020 was International Translation Day. So if it’s last week’s news, why are we writing about it now?   To be honest, we were busy working on an urgent subtitling project that required our full attention. That’s why we weren’t able to write…
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Lost in translation

06/10/2020 This is what happens when things get "lost in translation". Check it out!
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Why choose VOVF?

05/10/2020 Why choose VOVF? Many translation agencies promise you the moon at ridiculously low prices, and new agencies appear daily. Why choose VOVF? Our experience: - VOVF Translation Agency brings 10 years of experience and personalised services to your projects in order to best meet your needs. - Our Director of Translation, Jody Shafran, has…
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How do you become a professional translator?

01/10/2020 How do you become a professional translator? Over the years, we have been contacted by many people interested in becoming translators or practising translation as a part-time or full-time profession.   Some people have no idea where to begin. Where do you begin? How do you become a professional translator? The answer is a…
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Differences between British and American English

24/09/2020 There are many notable differences between British and American English.   Vocabulary The most significant difference is vocabulary, according to Voice of America. Americans go on vacation, wear pants and go to college; Brits go on holidays, weartrousers and go to university, or uni. Americans play soccer, live in apartments and drive trucks; Brits…
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