Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Translator at Work


You already know I work from home. Now let me tell you what it is that I actually do inside my home-office daily, rain or shine, night or day... Smiley

As a freelance copywriter, my work mainly consists of writing copies for clients. Copies can come in many forms be it a newsletter, a print ad, a brochure and so on. That is my main job. Aside from that the other thing I do almost daily is translate documents from English to Malay or vice versa. Translation forms a pretty huge chunk of my workload and the jobs appear inside my Inbox more often compared to copywriting and editing. Smiley

So depending on my workload, working from home at my own pace and time can be extremely fun especially when there's not much for me to do. That's when I get to kick back and spend more time blogging or laze around dropping EC. Smiley


Otherwise, you'll find me immerse for days on end in a new translation job that sometimes gets me thinking hard; finding the perfect word...

or panicking when I'm on a ridiculous deadline!


Most days however will find me pretty much content to be where I am right now; being my own boss and working from home on my copywriting and translation jobs. Coffee is always in abundance and my fluffy cats give me the inspiration I need to churn out copy after copy so what more could I ask for? Smiley


Speaking of work, I recently registered with Translia, which is an innovative translation service. Offering translators like me a unique new platform to collaborate with other translators and deliver translations in a speedy efficient manner, this program is a must-see for all translators!

I've already registered (FREE) with them a few months back but I've been too occupied with my own clients so I have not checked in with them for quite some time. Plus, I forgot my password! Anyway, they recently sent me an email saying work is aplenty so maybe I'll look into this site again. You can never earn too much for freelancers like me so any money-making opportunity is always welcomed. Will I see you there?
Smiley

-FC Scoreboard points for my first THREE commenters-


BILL
LADY JAVA
MONICA

63 comments:

LadyJava,  February 10, 2010 at 12:45 AM  

wohoo... pretty translator at work.. eh can become actress now edi.. hehhe

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 12:45 AM  

Hahahaha so funny la everyone's chop expression here hahaha! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Bill,  February 10, 2010 at 12:45 AM  

Wow sounds like you have the perfect job Marzie i am very envious of you. To wake up when you want and sleep when you want. So perfect :-D. Great pictures here also ;)

LadyJava,  February 10, 2010 at 12:46 AM  

using Pinky webcam is it? love you hair dearie.. so nice the color!

Monica,  February 10, 2010 at 12:48 AM  

love yr pics Mariuca! :* :* :*

Monica,  February 10, 2010 at 12:50 AM  

esp the second one! :)

Monica,  February 10, 2010 at 12:52 AM  

love you hair too!! ;) ;)

Monica,  February 10, 2010 at 12:52 AM  

love your hair too!! ;) ;)

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 12:54 AM  

8-) 8-) 8-) Bill Meow 1!

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 12:55 AM  

:* :* :* LJ Meow 2!

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 12:55 AM  

And Monica Meow 3! =-O =-O =-O

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 12:58 AM  

Thanks for the chop meows, happy working tonight! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 1:00 AM  

LOL @ can become actress edi yay can make more moolah jadi aktres hahaha! :-D :-D :-D :-$ :-$

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 1:01 AM  

You can see my hair kaler dearie?? I'm not completely happy but biasa la me fussy but I have to say this time around heaps better than the last sessi! Yay thanks LJ! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 1:02 AM  

yeah LJ, ever since Shemah said can use webcam to take pics, I oso happily taking pics using webcam!! =-O =-O :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 1:04 AM  

Hey Bill, thanks! It is the perfect job for me...he he but your job is cool too right? You get to travel and meet ppl so that's kinda neat! But yeah, I do love my freedom, which is why you see me around da clock sometimes! Glad u like my pics! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 1:05 AM  

:* :* :* Thanks Monica!

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 1:05 AM  

Ooooh da second one.. me thinking hard it seems lol! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* ;) ;)

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 1:06 AM  

Thanks Mon! I think my hair is really much shorter now, which is cool with me cause before dis so hard to handle..damn long! :-E :-E :-E

Monica,  February 10, 2010 at 1:15 AM  

yr hair is much shorter now? cant see frm the pic... but i can see the kaler..nice!! 8-) 8-)

Monica,  February 10, 2010 at 1:16 AM  

haha wat r u thinking! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 1:17 AM  

*DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* thinking what to wear for my reunion hahaha!

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 1:19 AM  

I feel it's shorter, usually cant tell difference but now def shorter... hope not too short.. *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Sure or not can see kaler??? The guy kept on telling me "can see kaler right? no need to go under the sun right?" hahaha cause i told him I wan to see the kaler without having to go under the sun LOL! :-[ :-[ 8-) 8-)

David Funk,  February 10, 2010 at 3:13 AM  

Hi Mariuca! :* :* :*

There's the pretty translator and blogger again showing her pics! ;) :)

And once again, that computer screen punching the smiley in the face is way too funny! :-D That's why you have to be the Emoticon Designer for my movies from now on! :-D

Happy Wednesday my friend! :* :*

Anya,  February 10, 2010 at 4:09 AM  

Take your time to relax :)

Babe,  February 10, 2010 at 6:10 AM  

I've submitted a translation on a great online service - http://www.tomedes.com . You can ask them if they need translators

Nessa,  February 10, 2010 at 7:21 AM  

morning Marzie!! are you gonna zzzz after dis?? ;) ;)

love all the pics esp. the 3rd pic... priceless expression tuuu ... hehehe.

i oso sometimes do translation but simple ones la... stresses me out, nasib baik got dictionaries to help... hahaha

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 12:02 PM  

Good morning David! :* :* :*

Woot glad ur still loving my chosen smileys David, I always have the best time picking out my smileys and some of them really hit the nail on the head, which is awesome! Happy Wednesday! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 12:06 PM  

meow meow, thanks Anya... It looks like a pretty busy week for me but I am looking forward to next week for the Chinese New year holiday... no work for me then! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 12:06 PM  

Oh thanks so much Babe, I am looking at the recommended site now! :-$ :-$ :-$

Mariuca,  February 10, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

LOL morning Nessa! Yeah I zzzzzz early too yest and woke up at a pretty decent hour today yay! :-[ :-[ :-[

Thanks sweetie, glad u enjoyed my ekspresis here hahahaha...hey check out la this site and the one Babe mentioned, mana tahu ada kerja extra? :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

Anna,  February 10, 2010 at 4:18 PM  

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
Dear Mariuca,
Thanks for visiting and commenting on little Elisabet's cat-bite-wound. She's fine. The swelling has gone down. But I am not sure that she has learnt her lesson; she is still making life difficult for Calle Cat by wanting to pick him up as if he were a rag-doll. (There ie a breed of cats called "ragdoll" that may put up with that kind of treatment, but Calle is definitely not one of them!")
It was nice to see you; to see what you look like! You lookvery nice.
I am not surprised to learn that you work as a copy-writer and do a lot of translation. Your texts are always well-written and interesting.
Thank you for you kind words of moral support while my modem was misbehaving. Hope I can participate in "Fluffy Friday"the day after tomorrow.
Best wishes and hugs,
Anna

Ane,  February 10, 2010 at 8:36 PM  

Hmm.. Maybe I should get into this business of translating stuff! :-D

Ane,  February 10, 2010 at 8:36 PM  

OMG. I can't freakin wait to be my own boss again!!

Ane,  February 10, 2010 at 8:36 PM  

On the other hand, it's nice to have a couple of :-$ :-$ on the side.. :)

Ane,  February 10, 2010 at 8:40 PM  

You look oh so pretty Marzie! :) Not at all stressed out like Me!! :'( :'(

emila,  February 10, 2010 at 11:19 PM  

meow! the translator is pretty! :* :* :*

Rizal,  February 11, 2010 at 8:54 AM  

Olla marzie, happy thursday : )

Rizal,  February 11, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

Whoaho! I see you in action - gaya2 manja cute gitew.. :-D :-D :-D

Rizal,  February 11, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

Gaya muka panik dekat dateline tapi rambut tetap maintain siap ada highlight lepas rebonding. :-D :-D :-D

Rizal,  February 11, 2010 at 8:58 AM  

i hope one day i can hav my own homey internet sanctuary. :'( :'( :'( :'(

Pebbles' says,  February 12, 2010 at 7:25 AM  

Aunty Marzie, what happened to Fluffy Friday? My post is out but got no McLinky.

LadyJava,  February 12, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

No FF this week dearie?

LadyJava,  February 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM  

Pebbles.. am asking Aunt GP the same question… lol.. I think she forgot today is Friday..hehehe

New York's HOTTEST Blog!,  February 12, 2010 at 11:07 AM  

Hello Marzie! Interesting that you chose to reveal your daily routine on the kittycats blog! ;)

Regarding Entrecard, (Suddenly all "DROPPERS" are on the defensive) if I could have found a way to leave this comment on "Cornyman" Martin's blog I would have... his page just lies there... I left it loading from 9pm to 9:30 and the comment box still wouldn't open up!

Martin, I go online via dialup and use one of those "power" internet accelerators that is "all cache, all the time" - I've cleared out and renewed about 50 of the blogs I regularly visit, but it is a tedious process itself, moreso than dropping, with some sites at 28.8 taking almost 15 minutes to load! (and CornyManMartin's STILL LOADING at 33 minutes!)

@LAINY: I often leave comments or say hello via tagboard or C-Box when a blog has those features, as they seem to refresh when the templates load. I agree with you - it's a great way to not only show you've beenthere, but contribute to another's blog!

@FitnessDiva: I'm with you!

UPDATE: The controversial CornyMan has put up a new blog post which I WAS able to leave my comment on!

LadyJava,  February 12, 2010 at 11:35 AM  

I need to cut my hair too.. but so lazy!!

LadyJava,  February 12, 2010 at 11:36 AM  

Yelah.. mmg can take via webcam..hehe.. but MF no webcam…hehehe… next lappy must have webcam.. shh.. don’t let MF hear.. wait she merajuk..lol!

LadyJava,  February 12, 2010 at 11:37 AM  

Can can.. I can see the kaler.. very nicely done!! Yeay

LadyJava,  February 12, 2010 at 11:37 AM  

Hahha. Yelah.. so many different expression..lol!

Shemah,  February 12, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

cantek rambuuut!!! :) dah siap sedia for the reunion lah ni.. and tak nampak F langsung lah you!! dah SW! Yayyyy!!

hahahaha.. your panic face looks like my oh-no-i-want-to-eat-but-shouldn't look!! LOL! :) :)

Pebbles,  February 12, 2010 at 4:10 PM  

Aiyyooo, how can Aunty Marzie forget la, I was up till the wee hours waiting for her FF la. Aunty LJ, you also waited?

Mariuca,  February 12, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

Coming Pebbles,coming!!!!!

Pebbles' says,  February 12, 2010 at 9:21 PM  

Yay, finally :D

LadyJava,  February 13, 2010 at 12:22 AM  

Hahaha.. Yelah Pebbles.. though I waited till 2am only.. then I slept.. woke up still no FF.. Aunty GP.. terforget kot..loL!

Lil,  February 13, 2010 at 12:29 AM  

Hello Marzie, you ni comel lah! Good for you kerja sendiri and becoming your old boss. In fact , that is my dream - to be my own boss, hopefully one day it will work on me too, whether in Marang or in KL, to get more students to teach (tuition), to do my MLM etc and become successful. At the moment still take boleh hidup if I depend on all these since I am not in KL, there I think i can do wonders.

I am so glad you have achieved this far, seriously working on your own and becoming your own boss and it really harvest quite a steady income I think, good for you and for this "Congratulations" . Oh! earlier at your other blog you mentioned going for CNY celebration, since I wrote to long there dok risau my niece forgot to wish you happy holiday and enjoy yourself with B.

"Cong Xi Fatt Choi" by the way it is coming to Tiger year, and I am a Tiger lah!

Also "Happy Valentine's day" and hope you and B will be having a candle light dinner together.

hugzzz :) ;) 8-) :* :* :* :* :*

Lil,  February 13, 2010 at 12:33 AM  

Imagine, now nak continue to cook my sambal tumis, maybe one day I put up a post of some recipes, and teach you some nice recipes too especially my late mum's rendang, sangat special and very yummy!

:) ;) 8-) :* :* :* :*

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