Monthly Archive:: December 2011

Off-topic: a few Costa Rica pictures

School is already out for winter break here in Colorado, and my brain is slowly winding down for the year! So, at the request of a few readers, I thought I’d post some pictures of my recent trip to Costa Rica. As with my post about llama trekking and sugar skulls, the only larger point


At long last, the second edition of my book How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator is available on Amazon. I’m in the process of spiffing up its Amazon page with a Look Inside function and a Kindle edition (and of course some reviews…hint hint!) but I’m excited that it’s available in the retail chain.

Mox's book is here!

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Alejandro Moreno-Ramos has released Mox’s Illustrated Guide to Freelance Translation, including 200 Mox cartoons and 13 essays by translator-bloggers. I was excited to be asked to write the essay on marketing and I’m really looking forward to getting my copy of the book in the mail. So

New blog for interpreters

I’ve often harped on the topic of unfilled blogging niches, and specifically on the lack of blogs for/by interpreters and for/by translation buyers and clients. So I was excited to see Tony Rosado’s new blog The Professional Interpreter, written in English and Spanish. Tony is a Mexican attorney, Federally certified court interpreter and well-known conference

5 things to do before 2012

Hello readers! Thoughts on Translation is back from an incredible two weeks in Costa Rica: we visited Corcovado National Park and the Arenal volcano area and it was truly amazing. I highly recommend Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp and the Sirena ranger station for a truly off-the-beaten-track experience. Think wild tapirs wandering down the beach and