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Top language, translation, marketing and freelancing tweets: July 2014

Happy Sunday everybody! Have you noticed how quickly the summer is flying by? I can't believe it's August already. Very soon kids in Russia will start a new school year, and their freelancing parents will move to the normal crazy schedule built around school, after-class activities, sports clubs etc. Fun! ;)


It is also high time I shared some top tweets shared last month about translation, languages, marketing and freelancing! Just a little reminder: this list has nothing to do with my personal favorits. Every month I visit topsy.com and find the most trending tweets on the topics mentioned above. In other words, those are the tweets that get most retweets, favorits and mentions. And then I publish them in my blog. I preserve all hashtags, so you can go to Twitter, type the hashtag in the search field and see what other people publish on the same topic. I also preserve the names and Twitter handles of people who publish those tweets, so you could check out their profiles and follow them if you wish. So let's start! 

Language tweets: 

Slate @slate  
We Have Ahold and Awhile, So Why Not Alot? slate.me/1nNKD5U via @theweek #language #usage pic.twitter.com/hGLvGiWu9O

Most Commonly spoken #Language (other than English or Spanish) slate.me/1qjLPWl RT @2morrowknight pic.twitter.com/b3SQ75GoOb

The sound of thinking in other languages #language #jameschapman pic.twitter.com/exPxW6GNfB

Neuroscientists find that trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of #language medx.cc/325171360 @MIT

Bilingual parents: Talking to your child in your native #language makes it easier for them to learn English... fb.me/3a0w8HKzV

#Russia's Profanity Law Bans Words Even Pushkin Used tmt-go.ru/502760 #language #arts

The best #Spoonerisms - remembering the Rev William Spooner, born 170 years ago fw.to/4EstJNf #wordplay #language  

Translation tweets: 


Cool analogy by Smartling: Why translation is like music #translation #xl8 youtube.com/watch?v=PrxX_J…

The 36 Funniest Translation Fails Of All Time. Check it out! news.distractify.com/fun/fails/more… #xl8 #translation #languages pic.twitter.com/PtUyfDgTPb

An “untranslatable” word is a word we can’t stop trying to translate washingtonpost.com/posteverything… #xl8 #translation #BarbaraCassin @washingtonpost

For those rainy days! The best translation Movies. dld.bz/dtKm5 via @TrustedT9ns #xl8

New in my blog: 10 worst mistakes I made as a freelancer buff.ly/1npkVJm #xl8 #freelance (wow, I think it's actually the first time my tweet got in the list of top tweets!)

Results of the 2014 Global Translators Survey published on lingo.io/blog/results-2… #t9n #xl8 pic.twitter.com/EG8FpPecak

Translating the Untranslatable: An Interview with Barbara Cassin ow.ly/yvANJ #xl8 #t9n

How do translators showcase their talent to translation agencies? ow.ly/z7bX3 - very good post! #xl8 #t9n

Don't blog, just write. ow.ly/zwsMI #freelancer #xl8 #1nt

"An approach to back translation of medical/pharmaceutical texts" via Caduceus, ATA Medical Division newsletter. goo.gl/gLNT2Z #xl8

New blog post: do you need a college degree to be a translator or interpreter (in the US)? translationtimes.blogspot.com/2014/06/do-you… #1nt #xl8

Lost without translation - interesting article on why accurate scientific translation is vital timeshighereducation.co.uk/comment/opinio… #xl8 #ovst

Why so many translators love translation technology foxdocs.biz/BetweenTransla… #xl8 pic.twitter.com/QmOGbVkxIA

Thinking about downloading the IATE termbase? Here's how to handle it in MultiTerm: buff.ly/U2y13x #xl8

Marketing tweets:

Top 5 Internet #Marketing Blogs bit.ly/1zTj7Ob

There are 27,000,000 pieces of shared #content every day. (Cool infographic included) #marketing #SEO hubs.ly/y02cKH0


#Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm is Changing Again: What You Need to Know via @SimplyMeasured bit.ly/1pIzdb6 #marketing

The A to Z of #mobile #marketing: ecly.co/1oL9Jrj 26 trends to inspire you pic.twitter.com/3iuqIzm97B

12 Common Misconceptions about Content Marketing bit.ly/194Whmz #marketing #seo #contentmarketing

Google Analytics Gets Its Own Dedicated iPhone App bit.ly/1jVE46v #marketing pic.twitter.com/igvytUfbF2

5 Characteristics Of High Converting Headlines bit.ly/1oHtuNr <--all about="" numbers="" span="" the="">#marketing pic.twitter.com/bBrsI1GeHQ

How to Create a Social Media #Marketing Plan from Scratch tnw.co/1nN1yd8

Freelancing tweets:

10 Websites to Get You Started in #Freelancing ow.ly/zpAKh

5 tips on digital #freelancing via @laurenxriley ow.ly/zDM20

The 7 Important Things to Do Before You Quit Your #Job to #Freelance @Mashable #freelancing buff.ly/1q9BzO7

5 Great Tips To Launch Your Career as a Freelancer ln.is/dld.bz/Ne7xw via @MotivatedGenY #career #freelancing #millennials

Which tweets did you find most interesting and useful? Please let me know in comments!

Olga Arakelyan
Your Professional Translator

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