Audrey Dubois-Boutet

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How to stay motivated when working from home

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Oct 19, 2011

I am constantly impressed by freelance translators who work from home daily. With occasional at-home work and a side gig at a non-profit, I have needed to build a system that allows me to work at home more efficiently. But doing so on a daily basis can bring about a number of challenges.

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Two Myths that May be Keeping CAT Tools from Broad Use

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Oct 10, 2011

Taking advantage of the efficiencies that CAT tools provide is not laziness. It’s a best practice.

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Topics: Translation, Translation Technology

Starbucks introduces Braille gift card

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Sep 29, 2011

Starbucks has raised the bar — and the Braille dots — to benefit its clientele. With the arrival of National Disability Awareness Month (October), the Seattle-born coffee company has unveiled its new fall gift card that features the company’s name in Braille across the top.

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Train your ear to understand a foreign language

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Sep 23, 2011

We’ve talked in the past about how to supplement your language classes at home, taking full advantage of free and easy-to-use resources.

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Topics: Language Learning

The Seattle Times features 2010 Census data

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Sep 16, 2011

The Seattle Times has placed all of their census-related stories and features into a nice package for everyone to enjoy. With the release of population, race and age data by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Times has made an interactive map of Washington and four of its counties (King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap).

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Ethical practices: A necessity in the interpretation industry

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Sep 12, 2011

Translators with the American Translators Association have a code of ethics. Interpreters with Washington state’s Department of Social and Health Services have their own code of ethics.

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Topics: Interpretation

Dynamic Language ranks #4003 on Inc.'s list of 5000 fastest-growing companies

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Aug 29, 2011

Dynamic Language made Inc. Magazine’s list of 5000 fastest-growing companies for the fourth consecutive year! A big thank you goes out to all of our clients, our contractors and our in-house team, who made it possible for Dynamic to find a place on the list yet again. We ranked a little lower than our 2010 ranking though, with a 2011 ranking of #4003.

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Topics: Awards

Sendai's annual festival incorporates Messages for Japan

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Aug 18, 2011

In April, we told you about Messages for Japan, a website that allows people to write messages in their own language and have them translated into Japanese, all powered by Google Translate.

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Topics: Translation

The much anticipated "Special Surprise"

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Aug 11, 2011

The Dynamic team was treated to a "special surprise" today! Now we can finish the workday with bellies full of delicious Molly Moon's ice cream! Yum!!

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Adults learn languages better than children

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet Aug 9, 2011

It has become common knowledge that children can learn languages more easily than adults; but can they learn them better?

Apparently, no.

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Topics: Language Learning