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Two important announcements for freelance translators

I have two very important announcements for you! Hope you find both of them useful.

1) I thought I already shared it, but I apparently forgot to post the info in my blogs :( Please forgive me! I am correcting this mistake, so here is the first announcement:
Remember me talking about Joy Mo's book and then webinar? Well, if you couldn't attend the live event, you can now watch the webinar replay! You can follow the link and buy the recording. We got some wonderful reviews from the translators who attended the webinar, and I found it very useful, too. I really liked the fact that the webinar was literally packed with useful information and ideas for translators. Besides, though event went a little longer than planned everybody stayed till the end! That also proves that the webinar was extremely useful for translators.

2) The second announcement is very important for all those who would like to use Twitter to its maximum potential.
Remember my review of commun.it? This post has been very popular and gets quite a few hits every day. That tells me that a lot of people are interested in networking and chose to use Twitter for this purpose. Here is some good news for you: Mike Polischuk, a co-founder of commun.it, is going to be our guest speaker at our Tuesday's webinar on July 10th! You can learn more about this coming webinar if you click here.






Don't miss your chance! Our webinars are free only for those attending live events! The recording will also be available later, but for a small fee. 


See you soon!

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1. Russian has about 500,000 words, but only 2,000-2,500 of them are used frequently. 100 most frequently used words make 20% of all written and oral speech. A high school graduate's vocabulary usually has 1,500 to 4,000 words. Those who have graduated from a higher educational institution normally have a richer vocabulary consisting of approximately 8,000 words.
2. It's compulsory for all astronauts in the international space station to learn Russian, so we can call it an international language of space :)

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Hi everybody! First of all, thank you for reading my blog. I love to see that the number of my subscribers is growing every week. That's so inspiring!
I've got some news for you. I am amazed with the way my work and business are developing. Life is getting more and more interesting and, hopefully, these changes will be good for you, too! So, here are my news:

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