Translation Quote of the Day

"Translation is a journey over a sea from one shore to the other. Sometimes I think of myself as a smuggler: I cross the frontier of language with my booty of words, ideas, images, and metaphors." ― Amara Lakhous, Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio  

Of words and dictionaries

Keeping to the subject of English (we hate to see it leave), the Oxford Dictionaries website has some interesting insights into the lexical sphere and its succulent riches. Did you know, for instance, how many words there are in the English language? Well, although it is very difficult to decide what counts as a separate word and … Continue reading Of words and dictionaries

How to start a freelance translation business

There are many reasons people (and especially women) go into translations. Perhaps you have a degree in linguistics, language, literature or humanities and this is one of the things you have trained for. Or maybe you're doing this as a temporary gig, as a second job, or to support yourself until the opportunity you'd actually … Continue reading How to start a freelance translation business