Do What You Love

Hello everyone!

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, but I don’t want to write about couples and significant others, I want to talk about doing what you love and loving what you do.

Not all of us get the opportunity to do what we love, at least not all the time. This means that we often have no choice but to settle for whatever is available.

And this might work for a while, but sooner rather than later we realize that we can’t be completely happy and fulfilled unless we get to do what we love most in the world!

So, the first step is to figure out what we love to do. What is our passion? What is that thing that we can see ourselves doing for the rest of our lives? Is it writing? Designing? Translating? It doesn’t matter what it is, what matters is to make it happen.

I know… many times that means to take a leap of faith but we shouldn’t settle for anything else! We’re talking about our future happiness and that’s a big deal.

Depending on your passion, you should start a plan that leads you to it. It could be something simple like if you have a full-time job that you settled for, start doing what you love during your free time.

Once you position yourself in the market and start getting more clients and work, try to transition to a part-time job. And when you feel completely ready to take the leap… just go for it!

It won’t be easy, it’ll require big sacrifices and lots of hard work but if you believe in yourself and in your passion, don’t let anything slow you down or stop you.

Yes, having a job it’s important, making money matters, but why not have all of that by doing what you love to do? Just knowing that every morning when you wake up you’ll get to do what you love, it will make you not only very happy but also highly productive.

You might want to read my previous post Why Am I a Translator? to find out more about my passion.

We all perform better when we’re happy, and that happiness will spread to all the aspects of your life!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, but don’t forget to love yourself and what you do.

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Content Localizer

Hello everyone!

This time I want to talk about my recent work as a Content Localizer.

I am currently working as a Content Localizer for two different clients. They are both apps, but their content is quite different.

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One is a language-learning app. My work consists of translating the captions, annotations, and examples, of each of their learning videos into Spanish.

I am really enjoying this work. So far I have worked on seven different videos, and although it can take a bit of time because besides translating each caption of the video I need to translate each word in each caption, it is a process that I like. I have to put myself in the shoes of a Spanish speaker who is learning English, to make sure that the translations are appropriate and understandable. It took me six hours to translate and localize the longest video I’ve worked on!

The other app is a food scanner. It uses barcodes to scan products, so you can get ingredients information on each product you want to buy.

This is another very interesting project, especially because I need to keep the sentences in Spanish the same or almost the same length as the original ones in English, which if you are a Spanish speaker, you know is quite a challenge!

But I love challenges! I welcome them and I am grateful for these wonderful work opportunities and I hope more will come my way!

Have you ever worked as a Content Localizer for an app or for something else? What was your experience like? Would you do it again?

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Until the next time…have a wonderful day and let’s keep working!