Translation

Posts about all things translation!

#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? […]

5 Things No Translator can Live Without

I believe that in order to succeed as a translator, you ought to truly love what you do. It is one of those jobs that require passion, otherwise you find […]

United Nations: A Day in the Life of Real Interpreters

This is a must watch video which explains what an interpreter really  does and how difficult of a job it is to simultaneously interpret from one language to another with […]

5 Facts Most Clients don’t know about Proofreading

Often times, some of my clients contact me to proofread their documents. What the majority of them do is that they actually only send the target text and ask me […]

How Big is the Translation Industry in the World?

I came across this info-graphic by Funders and Founders which shows what 7 billion people in the world do. Over 400 million are entrepreneurs 430 million are unemployed 577 million […]

Ay! The Sounds of Pain around the World

What is the sound that you make when you’re in pain? Usually, in Lebanon, people use “Ay”. When it’s one’s soul that aches, they tend to say “Akh” آخ (which […]