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Versión en castellano

About the author

Hi! My name is Marcela Speranza. I am Tandilnet's webmistress, that means I am the designer, writer, photographer and sole responsible for everything you find in this site... and that includes the mistakes and bad links!

I started Tandilnet over a year ago because there was not much information about this beautiful city written in English and, don't ask me why, but than made me angry. So I decided to do something about it. I know my English is far from perfect, but I have tried to do my best to make Tandil known to all the people who can't speak Spanish.

I would like to translate Tandilnet into other languages such as German, Portuguese, French, and Italian. I have tried several translators, both online and software, but none of them did the job as well as I wanted it, so I had to give up the idea. Why don't I get a human translator? For the same reason this site is not professional... I can't afford it, my budget amounts to $ 0.

I'm not making any money with Tandilnet, not because I wouldn't like to, but simply because I haven't been able to find many sponsors, and the ones I do have, barely pay for the site's expenses: hosting, dial-up connection, etc. I am looking for volunteers to do the translations, though, so maybe some day you will be able to see Tandilnet in your own language.

I have been rambling. I'd better pay attention to the title: "About the author", and tell you about me.

I am 32 years old. I am married and have two wonderful boys. I am an English teacher, but stopped working after ten years to stay home and take care of my children. My husband's job forces him to be away from us for months at a time, and I'm what you would call a work-a-holic, so when my eldest started to show signs that "not everything was fine", I knew something had to change. Now, I believe staying at home was the best decision I have ever made.

I discovered the internet when I was pregnant with my second child and had to stay in bed for five months. It was love at first sight. I haven't been able to stay away from the net ever since. I'm on the internet at least four hours a day (you should see my phone bills!). I use it for lots of things: research, communication with friends and family, searching for a real home-based business, and looking after what I call "my third child": Tandilnet. Of course, there are things I just hate about internet: XXX sites, sites that crash my browsers, "get-rich-quick" lies, and spammers, but the world is not perfect and neither is the net.

Well I guess that's about it. I know it's not much. I'll try to improve it with time. I'd like to thank you for visiting Tandilnet, and I hope you have a good time on the site and can find what you are looking for. If you can't find it, drop me a line and I will try to find it for you, or add it to the site.

It was nice meeting you... Hope to see you again soon.


P.S. I love getting messages from my site, so feel free to write to me. You will not get an autoresponder nor any spam, and I might even write back!

Also, if you'd like to volunteer for translations, or even sponsor the site, please contact me. I'd be forever thankful.