何不自行錄製影音或純音檔玩一玩 How about playing with video or audio recordings

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I am always following podcasts published by English-language radio stations in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Good Urban Days, a Taiwanese Mandarin podcast programme discussing about the life in Kaohsiung, is also my favourite recently. I know I am not that hardworking to work on recordings everyday. A brief thought about giving it a try did appear though. Continue reading “何不自行錄製影音或純音檔玩一玩 How about playing with video or audio recordings”

居家辦公亦非絕對完美 Shortcomings of working from home

2020年可謂是一個千瘡百孔的年份。馬來西亞與新加坡陷入數十年未見的經濟衰退,很多公司鼓勵員工居家辦公,目標就是減少每天通勤上下班的人數,以減少人員接觸進而阻斷新冠肺炎感染鏈。

對於以往習慣了每天上下班通勤的上班族而言,忽然之間不需要開車搭車在交通尖峰時段塞在上下班的路上,而且每天早上八九點打開筆記型電腦登入公司系統就等於開始上班,真的太好了。以往必須調鬧鐘六七點起身盥洗之後就趕著出門上班,如今755分醒來開電腦,8點登入系統之後再去盥洗、吃早餐,工作可以慢慢來,因為省下了很多通勤的時間。 Continue reading “居家辦公亦非絕對完美 Shortcomings of working from home”

自由工作者哪裡辦公?Where should freelancers work? (Republishing April 2017 piece)

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自由工作者哪裡辦公?問到這道問題,多數人的回應都是說自由工作者大多在家工作。最初開始接案的階段,這答案確實正確,但是當你慢慢有生意之後,你就會考慮其他的工作地點了。我們且來看看有哪些選擇。 Continue reading “自由工作者哪裡辦公?Where should freelancers work? (Republishing April 2017 piece)”

不寫不寫還須寫 Writing as sure as eggs is eggs

自從兩年前在工作網站上 KeithYeow.com 撰寫關於翻譯與文案工作的心得,就甚少再花時間寫一些跟工作沒有關係的文章。一來是有些心野,可能想嘗試玩一下錄製粵語或英語的網上節目,二來是除了工作以外,對其他事務的看法沒有化為文字了。

這麼一擱置下來,中文寫作自然會生疏,尤其覺得自己用字好像怪怪的,因為每次下筆都會先想英文。也許是因為太過習慣寫中譯英的案子,就連廣告文案都是客戶要求我根據中文版本重新創譯一份英文版,由此可見我已經很少寫中文了。 Continue reading “不寫不寫還須寫 Writing as sure as eggs is eggs”