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The Legendary Graduate Success by Joseph D Smith How I became a successful author with my book, "The Legendary Graduate" by Josep... [343 words]
The End Of Bullying by Jordan Lee Wellnitz This work was written as an anti-bullying essay. [509 words]
She Likes Trains: The Book Of Engineers by Shelley Alongi Memories, a new engineer, community, and the book of engineers. [4,114 words]
She Likes Trains Adventures With The Super Hero Bag by Shelley Alongi Adventures with a railroad grip. [3,881 words]
It's For The Best by John Garlinghouse This is an essay on the positive effects of a lockout. [725 words]
Global Warming By Miles Eyre by Miles Eyre - [486 words]
Conversations With Glen Sweet Engineer Dreams And Metrolink Nightmares by Shelley Alongi A dream come true; life, money, marriage... [5,852 words]
Oh You Angelic Devil by Dream Rinsed (Gospel Funk!) [99 words]
The Split At Tahrir Square by Alexander Gachikus The demands of ďsecularĒ opposition are limited to partial reforms within the framew... [1,512 words]
Conversations With Glenn: A Good Day Up Here by Shelley Alongi Fatalities and Mickey Mouse. And a man admitting his flaws. What a... [3,566 words]
She Likes Trains: The Railroad Sweet Spot by Shelley Alongi A question, freights, the railroad sweet spot. [3,015 words]
She Likes Trains: The Locomotive Stairway To Heaven by Shelley Alongi So many things led to this moment, the moment I took my fir... [993 words]
She Likes Trains: Tales From The Rails by Shelley Alongi Hit or miss, amazing ladies, the bath. sometimes the train station isn't... [2,395 words]
She Likes Trains: Not Looking For Trouble by Shelley Alongi The man from the orange trains, two engineers by the stairs, an uncon... [2,064 words]
She Likes Trains: Barely Getting By by Shelley Alongi Rules, paint jobs, diet Pepsi, kids, pictures, passion. It's all here. [2,142 words]
Violence Can't Stop Itself by Randy Hooper about violence and how we can maybe stop it [603 words]
She Likes Trains: The Stairway To Locomotive Heaven by Shelley Alongi The metal staircase of Alco 98 curves upward, today is the ... [1,969 words]
She Likes Trains: The South Side Of Paradise by Shelley Alongi Engineers, food, warm weather, and train chasing. [6,629 words]
She Likes Trains: Steel Tangled by Shelley Alongi A new restaurant, a systems operation guide, lovely trains, don't get her mad, ... [3,497 words]
Conversations With Glenn: Sweet Engineer Confusion by Shelley Alongi Short, sweet, confusing, lovely, always worth the wait. Numb... [2,343 words]
She Likes Trains: Sweet Train Dreams by Shelley Alongi The opening of track 4, more engineers and sweet train dreams. [2,457 words]
She Likes Trains: One Hand Somewhere Else by Shelley Alongi One hand waving, a bridge to paradise, helpful passengers who take th... [3,838 words]
She Likes Trains: Between Engineers by Shelley Alongi what takes my time between meeting all my engineers? Happy Easter all my en... [2,742 words]
She Likes Trains: Chatsworth Ephiphany by Shelley Alongi stories, the missing link, the harvey girls, fatalities, and the Chatswo... [2,768 words]
She Likes Trains: Post Fatality Syndrome by Shelley Alongi Two years, four switch keys, one lock, one lantern, and three engineer... [2,887 words]
Revolution In The Middle East by Alexander Gachikus What are the prospects of the revolution in Arab world? What sort of a revolution... [2,447 words]
The Human Part Of The Railroad by Shelley Alongi Trespasser on the tracks. The intimate kiss of the engineer. It's all the human ... [2,519 words]
She Likes Trains: Taking The Engineers Heart by Shelley Alongi Keys, dogs, stories, and the engineer's hearts. [3,992 words]
She Likes Trains: Journeys To Friday by Shelley Alongi On our way to Friday, we experience the death of a mascott. The married en... [2,415 words]
She Likes Trains: Missing The Train Meet by Shelley Alongi Birthday wishes are never too late, heart-stealers, more dogs, and mis... [5,044 words]
She Likes Trains: Flirting With The Locomotives by Shelley Alongi The switch key attachment, love struck by the locomotives; love... [2,844 words]
On Proletarian Dictatorship And Islamism by Alexander Gachikus Early Islam, which revival at modern level is advocated by revolutiona... [1,309 words]
Conversations With Glenn: Sweet, Lucky Engineer by Shelley Alongi Train 221's fatality. I am the happiest love sick, star struck ... [3,301 words]
City Miles by Dan Smith City Miles is an essay on an argument between Karl Marx and Uncle Sam that has spilled into a new ce... [1,414 words]
The Letter To Maoist Internationalist Movement by Alexander Gachikus Mentioning only the USA as the super-power and hushing up about ... [521 words]
She Likes Trains: Silent, Train Night by Shelley Alongi A Christmas carol, a messy, rainy week, Christmas presents for cats, love... [3,183 words]
She Likes Trains: Knowing About The Railroad by Shelley Alongi Engineers, daring passengers, dogs, signals, and love. [4,635 words]
She Likes Trains: Dog Days And Coming In Out Of The Rain by Shelley Alongi Rain, accidents, dogs and the crazy Fullerton engineer... [3,642 words]
She Likes Trains: Crossing The Railroad Tracks by Shelley Alongi Happy new year all my engineers! This year has been very eventfu... [3,783 words]
Afghan Revolution And Russian Imperialism by Alexander Gachikus Odious regime of police batons and lying clerical sermons, which rule... [2,070 words]
Advice To Women by Paula Barta-Schielke A single mother who has overcome childhood trauma and an abusive husband, offers insights into ... [630 words]
Advice To Men On Their Women by Paula Barta-Schielke The female author offers suggestions to men on ways they can strengthen their rela... [665 words]
A Man's Perspective by Paula Barta-Schielke The female author lends her views on a man's perspective on relationships gathered by inter... [560 words]
Conversations With Glenn: Sweet Train Engineer by Shelley Alongi Signals, Chatsworth, hanging in there, and the mad dash on a rai... [3,058 words]
ďCommunistĒ Tyulkin Criticizes Bourgeois Authority For Insufficiency Of Nationalism by Alexander Gachikus Today official "communists"... [305 words]
She Likes Trains: The Engineer's Right To Know by Shelley Alongi What persistence led to. [2,234 words]
She Likes Trains: Hogger Stocker by Shelley Alongi All my engineers. All my fun, surprised, sweet engineers, and always my best! [2,153 words]
The Blank Analysis 101 by Mike Piotrowski A simple essay that uses abstraction to follow the parabolic pathway of life [289 words]
Sexnlove by Dream Rinsed the basic erotic instinct. [131 words]
Events In Georgia And Communistsí Response by Alexander Gachikus It is no reason for us, proletarians of the rich nations, to lose he... [2,598 words]
She Likes Trains: My Familiar Places by Shelley Alongi Engineer teasing, returning to my beloved trains, or is it engineers? And ... [1,446 words]
Major Breakthrough In African Literature by Kennedy O Obohwemu It's really very simple...I'd like the relevant authorities to prove m... [581 words]
Chechen Revolution And Russian Imperialism by Alexander Gachikus - [1,922 words]
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Metrolink708: Engineer Hunter by Shelley Alongi the engineer and the switch key. Of cool summer nights and engineer hunting. [3,117 words]
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Metrolink708: Railroad Birthday by Shelley Alongi My very own train party Shelley style. Trains, conductors, engineers, food, fri... [4,633 words]
Metrolink708: Prince Charming by Shelley Alongi All of Shelley's Prince charmings. [1,829 words]
Metrolink708: The Commuter Train To Paradise by Shelley Alongi Tales from the Fullerton station. [3,172 words]
Metrolink708: Metrolink Tales by Shelley Alongi Metrolink tales. [2,576 words]
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The War On Weed. by Dream Rinsed Pt.1 "How The High Became A Low." [129 words]
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Teens And Drugs by Michael Finch it is about the real facts of the effects drugs can have on kids [408 words]
Space For The Future. by Spencer A Morin An amazing idea [220 words]
Metrolink708: On The Trail Of Gold by Shelley Alongi Gold, engineers, it's all good, it's all gold. [3,498 words]
Manifesto Of The Russian Party Of Bolsheviks by Alexander Gachikus Opportunism of official communist parties compelled us, Russian Bo... [4,151 words]
Letters To Molly Norris by Wael El-Manzalawy - [152 words]
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God's Love: A New Perspective On The Unified Field Theory by Ellen Rosser An essay describing the effect of God's love on the e... [853 words]
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Answering Atheism I by Wael El-Manzalawy - [196 words]
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The Waterboarding Of Americans. by Dream Rinsed or The Trickle-Down Theory.(as it was called.) [130 words]
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Metrolink708: Engineer Drama by Shelley Alongi Oh goodness! If you don't like drama, even if it's all in my own head, and you don... [6,420 words]
Metrolink608 The Railroad Facts Of Life by Shelley Alongi Oh the drama! Showing the engineer the switch key, changing the route, ... [9,681 words]
Metrolink608: Meeting Locomotive 800 by Shelley Alongi Teasing, loco 800, wary Glen, the two woman fan club, it's all Glen. [2,844 words]
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Muslim Versus Atheist by Wael El-Manzalawy - [217 words]
Muslim In The Western World by Wael El-Manzalawy - [309 words]
Metrolink608 Learning The Story by Shelley Alongi Learning the story, following advice. [3,760 words]
Wisdom - Lost With Tradition by Richard Koss An essay which compares the concept of traditional wisdom with the minds of today'... [500 words]
Metrolink608: Playing Hooky by Shelley Alongi The first week after New Year's day, quiet, the same question over and over, and my... [2,426 words]
Metrolink608: Making The Engineer Happy by Shelley Alongi Big trouble, morning blessing, and no sympathy even if I have a cold. h... [4,549 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
What ItíS Like For Me To Be An Interpreter And Translator
DESCRIPTION
The satisfaction of being bilingual explained.
[383 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Writing Resource
AUTHOR
Kclb
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
College student
[April 2010]
What ItíS Like For Me To Be An Interpreter And Translator
Kclb


Learning a new language to some people is the impossible feat. However, it is never too late to learn something new. Nevertheless, while some people choose not to learn another language for personal reasons, others embrace not only a different language but the culture. Then, there are those of us that are fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to learn a second language and adapt to a different culture. Words cannot express the satisfaction and joy I feel because I am bilingual. In all honesty I can say that Iíve got the best of both worlds because I can navigate from one to the other with ease.

However, itís not always easy being bilingual because at times your mind goes blank and no matter how hard you pick your brain, the word/phrase does not come to you in either language. Of course, this may not seem as such a big deal, but it does become a serious issue with simultaneous interpreting and the clock is ticking. Yet, it amazes me how our brains work because although I canít think of the exact word/phrase I want, Iím able to quickly think of ways to explain it without losing time or the flow of the conversation. Our brains are truly remarkable, wouldnít you agree?

Translating has also got to be as gratifying as interpreting, especially, when dealing with legal documents. Thereís a seriousness to it that adds some pressure for me to do my upmost best in making sure that nothing is lost in translation. I recently helped a family in writing a formal document that would be presented in court. Out of gratitude, this family contacted me to share how impressed the judge and all the lawyers were with the document. That little grain of sand I contributed made me feel so pleased with my work and it encourages me to continue doing so.

Having shared the joys and how rewarding being an interpreter and translator is for me, I encourage people to learn a new language and not to think theyíre past their prime or too busy. From personal experience I can say that my mind is sharp and Iím always willing and able to lend a helping hand to bridge the gap between languages, whether it is verbally or in the written word.

 

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