I gave some thought to titling this post “Should translators encourage their clients to be more gay-friendly?”, but the issue I’m mulling over is really about whether we should encourage our clients to be more inclusive in general. I should also say that although I’m not gay, I have a close family member who is,
Monthly Archive:: January 2011
The translation industry scored a very nice mention on All Things Considered tonight, thanks to the sharp ears of Judy Jenner, who is both a translator and interpreter (this becomes important to the story!). Although I love (OK…worship) nearly all things NPR, their reporters have the somewhat aggravating habit of consistently using the expression, “speaking
This is post #4 in my ongoing series of questions from the webinar on “Getting Started as a Freelance Translator” that I presented for the American Translators Association in December. A participant asks: For a translator who doesn’t use CAT tools, what is the average turnaround/output in words per day? Short answer: If you want
I’ve been meaning to review Judy and Dagmar Jenner’s book The Entrepreneurial Linguist: The Business-School Approach to Freelance Translation since before this fall’s ATA conference…fortunately I took notes when I read it over the summer, so here we go! The Entrepreneurial Linguist is available from Lulu Press for $25.00 (paper copy) or $17.00 (file download).
The next session of my online course Getting Started as a Freelance Translator starts this coming Monday, January 10. I have two or three spots left for anyone who’d like to join us! This is a six week course on business practices (not translation technique) for people with little or no translation experience. We cover
WordPress sent me a summary of Thoughts on Translation’s statistics for 2010; here it is! Thanks to everyone who makes this blog so much fun to write! Crunchy numbers The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 98,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The
Happy 2011 to everyone out there in the translation blogosphere! To start the year off, here’s a very interesting interview I came across: sports writer Bill Simmons interviewing New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell. Both Simmons and Gladwell draw some interesting parallels between sports and the rest of life, but my favorite is Gladwell’s take on