Tools for interpreters: Numerizer

tools for interpreters
Get your numbers right with numerizer

When searching for material to practice big numbers for my interpreting training, I came across a fairly useful site called numerizer created by Anton Klevansky, who is a professional Russian conference interpreter member of AIIC. According to the the tool’s creator:

“Numerizer was designed for (future) interpreters and language learners by a professional interpreter with the aim of providing an unlimited source of challenging exercises, such as: jotting down every number in a sequence; shadowing (repeating after the speaker, first being just one number behind the original, then progressively trying to lag further behind); simultaneous or consecutive interpreting.”

Numerizer 1.0.2 beta has features that enable you to choose from several languages and accents, select the pace at which you would like to hear the rendering and set the amount of numbers to generate as well as the minimum and the maximum values.

The languages included are English US, English UK, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin), and Chinese (Cantonese).

Note: there seems to be a glitch that does not allow you to set a minimum to a number smaller than 10 000 or a maximum over 999 999 999.

I hope you find this tool useful and have fun with your practice.

Happy interpreting!

Thank you cards to send to clients

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Now, you have no excuses for not thanking your clients and reminding them you are open for business in 2021. Pick one of these cards to add as the signature in your emails or send them directly to your clients to show your appreciation and welcome the new year with renewed hope.

To purchase one of these cards simply click the “buy now” button and follow the purchase process. Don’t forget to enter the purchase code in the comment section and/or send an email to translatorfun @ gmail.com to indicate the purchase code or title of the card you’ve just purchased.

Once payment is received, the card without watermarks will be sent to the email address you entered at the time of the purchase. All cards can be customized (your name can be added). If you are a translation agency, your logo can be included in any of the cards.

Purchase codes of the cards above:

“completing more Interpreting projects” CODE: LIFP1

“thank you for you and your referrals” CODE: TYR1

“good communication, reasonable deadlines…” CODE: TYRD5

“getting your message across” CODE: JOYMA1

“I always have time for you” CODE: TIMER1

“completing more translation assignments” CODE: LFTA1

Thank you cards for interpreters, translators, and freelancers

The new year is the perfect opportunity to thank your clients for their businesses. This thank-yoy cards series is designed for language service providers to send to their clients to show their appreciation.

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To purchase one of these cards simply click the “buy now” button and follow the purchase process. Don’t forget to enter the purchase code in the comment section; JOYT1 (translator card); JOYI2 (interpreter card); JOYW3 (freelancer). You can also send an email to translatorfun @ gmail.com to indicate the purchase code or title of the card you’ve just purchased. You can see some of the cards here

Once payment is received, the card without watermarks will be sent to the email address you entered at the time of the purchase. All cards can be customized (your name can be added). If you are a translation agency, your logo can be included in any of the cards.

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Happy New Year cards for translators and interpreters

Happy New Year cards for translators and interpreters
Good vibes for 2021

Happy New Year! This is the first card of this series. With every new year we reset our minds and hopes for good things to come. Send this card to your fellow translators and/or clients to wish them the best for 2021.

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Purchase code NY2021

Simply click the “buy now” button and follow the purchase process. Don’t forget to enter the purchase code of the cartoon you’d like to receive in the comment section. You can also send an email to translatorfun @ gmail.com to indicate the purchase code or title of the cartoon you’ve just purchased. You can see some of the cards here

Once payment is received, the cartoon without watermarks will be sent to the email address you entered at the time of the purchase. All cards can be customized (your name and the recipient’s name can be added). If you are a translation agency, your logo can be included in any of the cards.

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Season’s greetings for translators

Christmas cards for translators
Cards for translators
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December is here and we are getting very close to the holiday season so I decided it was time for a new series of season’s greetings cards for translators and interpreters. After a very psychologically challenging year with added stress brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important we take some time to relax and reach out to your loved ones. Send a bit of humor to your colleagues to help them unwind from these stressful times.

Happy Holidays!

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Keep calm signs for interpreters

Keep calm and interpret
Keep calm signs for interpreters

See this cartoon in Spanish.

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Hi there! I’m currently completing my first year of training to become a professional interpreter — a pending subject I’ve had for so long is now becoming a dream come true. I love interpreting as much as translating, but when I’m not actually doing it and I start analyzing carefully what it entails to be a good interpreter I sometimes panic. Your brain is one of your biggest assets and allies, but it can also become your worst enemy. If you start overthinking it, your own thoughts can get in the way of the message the speaker is conveying and you are trying to get across in the target language. So many times, you should simply relax and worry about one utterance at a time.

Happy interpreting!

Send this card to your fellow interpreters to support them on their amazing job and remind them to keep relaxed.

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Main differences between translators and interpreters

Differences between translators and interpreters

Translators and interpreters need different skills

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Hi there. This is the first cartoon in the series about the main differences between translators and interpreters at a glance. Although many times most people use the term “translator” to refer to both professions, these two disciplines require a different set of skills and different types of training, too. I would also say that they require different types of personalities, but we’ll leave that for a future post.

As shown in the cartoon, the first and huge difference resides in the medium of expression as translators work with written texts and interpreters with spoken utterances.

What is your reaction when people mistake these two terms for one another?

Buy this card and use it to illustrate your blog post, article, or lesson.

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Facts about translators

Facts about translators to educate your clients

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Are you tired of having your clients, friends, and family mixing the two professions and making wrong assumptions about what translators and interpreters do? Here is a cute way to educate those around you and get them to know you better.

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How to recognize a translator I

How to recognize a translator: translators may only need a menu to have fun.

How to recognize a translator: translators may only need a menu to have fun.

Translators’ commandments #7 – “Your translations should flow smoothly”

"Your translation should flow smoothly" (click on the image to enlarge)

“Your translation should flow smoothly” (click on the image to enlarge)

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