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December 6, 2017

Four Things I Learned Translating Mexican Law

I have had many academic and professional opportunities to translate difficult texts, however, no other project that I have ever worked on can compare to the first time I translated...
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September 20, 2017

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE: Ludmila Golovine Named Finalist for 2017 C-Suite Award

Houston Business Journal has postponed its 2017 C-Suite Awards ceremony to Thursday, Sept. 21. Ludmila Golovine President & CEO MasterWord Services HOUSTON, TX – July 31, 2017 – MasterWord Services, Inc., a privately...
September 14, 2017

All you do is interpret? Two ways to change the misconception

In nearly 10 years as a professional healthcare interpreter, I have been asked recurrently: “All you do is interpret?” Sometimes stated differently, the intent is never to be deliberately disrespectful or...


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June 8, 2017

Language professionals, do you eat with distractions?

Have you ever eaten your lunch while translating a document or driving to your next assignment? You start with a sandwich, then you grab a bag of chips, and the...
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May 3, 2017

“I can’t meditate!” If you’ve ever said or thought this, this article is for you.

One of my most valuable yoga lessons came from a beginner class, where the instructor said to all the First-Time Yogis, "When I hear people say, 'I can't do yoga,'...
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March 1, 2017

Long hours in front of a computer? Then… you should know this!

Too close to the screen, not good for the eyes.Hunched over, bad posture, back pains.Leaning forward, bad posture, leads to hunched back. Linguists spend a lot of time in front...