Summer 2015

Freelance Interpreter/Translator Summer 2015 | via www.elingual.net

Today is officially the first day of fall, but here in Los Angeles county it still feels like summer.


So what did you do this summer?

Did you go on vacation?  Or have a staycation, like I did?



Since my freelance work is slower during the summer, it's the best time to get out and enjoy the wonderful weather.


I had a great and busy summer, that is why I ask that you please pardon me for not posting blogs since mid June.

I'm actually surprised I was able to do any work during the months leading up to the summer.  

Why?  Because I had a baby girl in April! Yay :).


A month before I had my baby, I wrote a blog, Why Translators And Interpreters Compare Themselves To Doctors And Lawyers (that I was almost not going to post) it wasn't really popular.

A month after my daughter was born  I posted the same article on LinkedIn and that is where it really got attention and to my surprise it was a hit! 

It's been viewed over 10,000 times! 

It struck a chord with the translation and interpretation community.  


Imagine my surprise when I would get alerts on my cell phone at 2 o'clock in the morning via twitter or LinkedIn that someone tweeted, commented, or shared my post.

This has been going on since I posted the article back in May.


I could not believe the amount of positive responses I got, the shares, feedback, and support.  

We are truly blessed to be part of this wonderful worldwide language community.  

What a supportive group.


Seeing the enormous amount of interest in this topic, made me want to spend the rest of the summer working on new blogs (which I will post soon) to help clients and professionals.  


I've also meant to post about my bundle of joy sooner but never got around to do it.

I've been so busy with my newborn, work, appointments, the eLingual.Net site's update, meetings, my sons, my hubby, and trying to fit in some vacation time as well.  

So now that summer is finally over I have found time to share my summer.

Here is my summer in pictures.


The day before my daughter was born.
Finally, I got my baby girl.
My oldest son's preschool graduation.
At the park with the family.
Hike on the Hollywood Hills.
Photobombed at the Long Beach Aquarium.
My little man trying to catch some fish.
Los Angeles Zoo giraffes and my two little monkeys.
We threw our son a Super Heroes preschool graduation party.
My super family :)
A day in Catalina Island.
Work hard, play harder!


Pina Coladas are my favorite.
Beach bums on the Catalina Island beach.
Malibu Beach family photos.
With my little treasures.
My daughter and her bodyguards.
Summer 2015.

In a nutshell, summer 2015 was awesome!

Let's make the rest of the 2015 year a memorable one too.


As always, thank you for reading and sharing my posts.  Feel free to connect or email me, Carmen Arismendy.  I'm a professional Spanish interpreter-translator and founder of eLingual.Net.  I started the eLingual Network because I could not find a fair, no middleman, no job bidding, ethical, and transparent meeting place for translators, interpreters and clients online.  The website is in beta phase and by no means perfect but it's a step in the right direction.
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