Translation

Posts about all things translation!

Translation Rates: It’s a Free Market, But…

I have addressed this issue so many times (here, here and here to name a few) to the point that I am now being frequently attacked by some colleagues for advocating […]

Sign Language Interpreter Steals the Show at Snoop Dogg’s Concert

Talk about being passionate about your job! Sign language interpreter Holly Maniatty completely outstaged Snoop Dogg at his own concert in New Orleans with her impeccable skills and groovy performance. […]

I HATE Proofreading!

It just irritates me to proofread someone else’s lousy translation. It’s one of the jobs that I always tend to reject. I am currently proofreading a translation from English into […]

A Funny Take on Translators Vs Interpreters

Ah, the perks of working in your PJs 😀 In case you still don’t know the difference between translators and interpreters, check out the below picture. On another note, many […]

A Story on what makes a Successful Interpreter

One of my LinkedIn contacts once shared the following story and it really resonated with me, as I do a lot of interpretation work while I hold a BA in […]

#TransTip: No Negotiable Rates for First Time Clients

Translators, please stop giving first time clients your rates and then stating that they are negotiable! This is the most unprofessional thing to do and it sets things totally on […]

Ew! Farts in Other Languages

It’s Friday, don’t judge me. I’ve had a rough week. Actually, this entire month has been one from hell. All is Okay now, so let’s keep things positive, shall we? […]