My second project as a freelance translator!!!

@maribea (2366)
Italy
June 14, 2007 1:34am CST
You were so kind with me last time that I thought I could come here and tell you that I have just start working on my second project as an English to Italian translator. This is a bigger one, more time consuming but I like it very much. Let's hope they will pay in the end (world is so full of cheaters that we must always be concerned about this!!). I hope I will keep on finding work as a translator because I am very interested in English..I am also thinking about graduating in English!!!! well, ok...maybe I don't have enough time for this but this is one of my desires..I will put it in a drawer!!! just wanted to share my happiness with you!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
14 Jun 07
My friend, I am very happy for you. At the same time, I am going to have my first journalist interview on this coming Sunday...lol Just remember, the beginning of everything new is the most difficult in life, but in the end can make you happy. Kisses!
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
14 Jun 07
so...good luck to the both of us!!! let's hope that this is a good start!!!
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
14 Jun 07
wow! an interview to become a journalist? gosh. you have a wonderful job. i wish i could be a journalist, too. but i am not sure if i can write nor speak well. hehe. anyway, i am happy for you, too polachicago. you can do it! and don't forget to update us about the interview!... anne
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Annie, I am not being interview to become journalist, I have my own company and on one of my new productions, I am going to interview someone famous. I am the one with microphone, and my people are behind the camera...:)
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@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
keep it up,maribea! that is good just hope and pray that you won't get scammed just do not htink about it, be positive but if it happens ,charge it to experience.by the way do you know anyone who needs a japanese tranlator to english or english to japanese? if you know a site or anyone ,kindly give me a buzz.my girlfirend can do it.thanks
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
14 Jun 07
we need to be always very careful when working as a freelance because the world is full of cheaters...anyway translatorscafe.com is a good site or proz.com if you are looking for job as a translator
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
thanks for the information . we will check it out and hope to have a job with them.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
14 Jun 07
congratulations maribea, i am glad that you have got the job of your choice. English to Italian sounds good and i am sure you will do a great job and this will beget your more such assignments. let's keep our fingers crossed!! so, get going and have a great start. good luck. do keep us updated.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
14 Jun 07
you are one of those wonderful people I was talking about..you are always here to support me, to encourage me and I find it important coming here and telling you about any progress I make..yes,let's hope for the best..and thank you again for being here for me with your nice words
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
14 Jun 07
i am blushing...maribea. pls stop now. i know you will get less time now but donot forget to share your thoughts and achievements. you will always remain my inspiration no matter what.
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
17 Jun 07
Maribea congratulations to you! I hope this is only the beginning of a long and successful and enjoyable career for you as a translator! I hope you get many, many mroe jobs in the future! Is it medical texts or works that you are translating?
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
17 Jun 07
oh my dear I am surprised. I thought you were away on holidays..how was San Francisco, then??? well, I am working on a manual of users ..it is a new kind of bronchoscope. I am helping them use the proper medical words because they translated the manual but had no idea of what they were saying!!!!so they needed a doctor and here I am. I worked on the first 3,000 words. Now I asked them to pay me for this part and then I will move on and do the whole project. I hope they will agree and do as I ask!!! let's see. if they pay me, I will surely tell you and the others who are so nice to care for me.
• United States
15 Jun 07
Good Luck to you. I was technical translator (unusual for a female) from German to English and I really enjoy translating it can lead to a very promising career.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
17 Jun 07
were you a translator????oh I am here if you have any advice for me!!!
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
15 Jun 07
That's great, I've got one thing to change on my last assignment (rewording one pharagraph). Also hoping you get paid and me too :) Sometimes it's fun but am still doing it for the money, not the fun of it.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
15 Jun 07
well of course I like being a doctor and I like English and I like doing medical (and not only medical) translations..but I hope this will also be a way to earn a bit of money.we work because we like working but everybody is paid for his or her work...so of course we hope to be paid my dear..and I will be praying for you to got your well deserved money!!!!
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
15 Jun 07
Ciao, come stai? Tutto bene con me. I'm glad you got some work with your translator. It seems that you will be working for a while since you need some money. Do you know any translator sites? Do they require that you have good translations? Or something? I was always wondering that. Have a nice day. Pablo
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
15 Jun 07
well I think we all work for money, don't we? he he...I hope they will pay me for my good job..I like what I am doing and I like doing a good job!!! of course you need to use translation sites if you want to work as a freelance translator.
@bcl_me (583)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
Congrats for winning a job of your choice...i am sure you'll do just fine but why did you say they may just not pay? Is it an online job? Have made your due deligence whether they are a reputable organization? If not, then you should so that you will stop wondering or have this fear of not getting paid...it is just not good to feel uneasy coz it might affect your performance somehow.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
15 Jun 07
yes these are all online jobs and there is no safeness in this of course..you can have an idea of whether they have a good reputation, but then it is a matter of attempt and see what happens...my performance depends on me, not on this and i assure you I am a hard worker and I like doing my best no matter what happens..anyway, let's hope they will pay
• United States
14 Jun 07
Excellent news, Maribea. I knew you could do it- I'm just surprised at how quickly you're making your dream job a reality. Keep up the good work, and I'm sure you'll enjoy continued success!
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
15 Jun 07
oh hi how nice reading from you again...well I am far from succeeding but let's say that I am trying very hard and doing my best to succeed!!!! thanks for your congratulations
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
14 Jun 07
This is great! Congratulation again. I am so happy that you are finding your dream work. Hope they pay you. My best wishes are always with you my friend. Love and huggs.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
15 Jun 07
it is so beautiful hearing from you again and I wish I always had good news for you!!!
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
14 Jun 07
really? you are doing another project as a translator? wow. i envy you. all i know is how to translate english to tagalog words and vice versa. i am trying to learn swedish now since i am migrating to sweden but i find it too difficult. and gosh.... i can't speak italian! you are a great person and i hope you will never be cheated upon. just go for it! and i know you'll be successful. you deserve it! anne
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
15 Jun 07
cheating is always a problem but I have to afford the risk if I want to try and do this job. Let's see what it happens..good luck with learning swedish and of course I am waiting for you coming to Sweden !!!! you're always on my mind
• United States
14 Jun 07
Congratulations again my dear Maribea! Let me tell you that I had no doubt in my mind that you will get more work because, I can tell you are a professional, you do your work well and you are determined when you want to do something. Yes, payment sometimes is a issue in freelance so, do watch out. Hugs, Magdalena
@maribea (2366)
• Italy
14 Jun 07
I am a very hard worker and I am trying to walk along different roads in order to find the best work for me ...You are right: I am a hard worker and I like doing a good job, as precise as possible..let's hope they will pay me..I am trying to be careful. thanks for these words...you made me happy
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
14 Jun 07
I gonna copy and paste myself here so I hope mylot didn't delete my answer for stealing MY answer lol: *I'm sure these will be only the beginning and at the future your translating work will be from good to better.* These was what I told you before when you been paid from the first translate.I hope was more than right and we meet each other here again and again each one time your translating work grown up... I don't need to say ..my best wishes .... right?You already know that I wish you the best!!!
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
14 Jun 07
I am sure you are a friend, indeed and I am sure you are full of good thoughts and hopes for me..so yes you need not...but it is beautiful reading your words as well
@banta78 (4334)
• India
14 Jun 07
Hello maribea i went through your profile and found you are an italian. So obviously you know italian as it can be seen from your posts too. I have leanrt little bit of italian as i had cleared 1st level beginner's of my italian language course. But left in 2nd level, due to some problems And i have been lookinf for someone who can help me out of guide me to improve myn italian. I can help you out with english and you can help me out with italian. As i am also interested in doing freelance work as translator italian to english in India. Coming to this post, Congrats on getting your second project asa freelance translator. it always feels so nice when you get work of your choice and for which you so hard. Hope you do graduate in englisha nd me in italian. let's be fresn. Happy posting;)
@maribea (2366)
• Italy
14 Jun 07
happy to read that you like Italian.it is a wonderful language. of course you can write here in Italian too or you can ask me if you need help. I will be glad to help you if I can