#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? […]

“Beautiful” is the Greatest Thing One Can Ever Be

I recently joined a Facebook group for Middle Eastern business women, and one of the very successful ladies voiced her opinion regarding being greeted as “beautiful lady” as opposed to […]

It’s Your 7th Birthday

7 years ago today, I joined the mamasphere. When I first heard you cry, it made me cry. The moment was raw, unreal, and nothing like I have ever experienced […]

International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is celebrated worldwide on the 21st of February of every year. It aims at promoting awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It was first […]

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 […]

How to answer the Phone in 10 Languages

This is another illustration by cartoonist and illustrator James Chapman showing how to answer the phone in 10 languages.   I would add the Arabic: رن رن نعم Know any way […]