Marketing speak that makes you cringe – in any language.

Earlier this week I enjoyed reading a post called ‘The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases’ over at Adam Sherk’s blog (discovered courtesy of @Betti_Moser). Reading the post, it really struck me that high ‘bleurgh’ factor buzzwords like synergy, and dynamic tend to rear their ugly heads in languages other than English, [&hellip

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Tips from the ITI Scottish Network and Food & Drink Networks ‘Food for Thought’ event

Last Friday I set off for weekend far, far away from home up in Inverness with other foodie translators. This was my first event since becoming Food & Drink Network Coordinator, and I was really looking forward to meeting other members of the network, and to catching up with Scotnet members, who never fail to [&hellip

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The UK election seen through social media

Back in November 2008 (was it really that long ago?) I wrote a post on how astute use of the internet and social media had a helping hand in getting Barack Obama to the White House. While the crucial role of the internet as a medium in the US election has been widely acknowledged, not [&hellip

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Tranfree resurrected

When I logged in to Twitter this morning I was excited to see the news (courtesy of @NTceline) that after 7 years of relative silence, Alex Eames has resurrected his ‘tranfree’ ezine. Yesterday’s post, on his blog, ‘How to kill your translation business‘ is particularly worth a read – excellent advice which really hits home. [&hellip

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Blogging translator in ‘Real World’ magazine

Last year I agreed to write another case study – this time for a graduate magazine called ‘Real World‘, which aims to provide advice and guidance for new graduates entering the labour market. The case study appeared in the magazine’s January/February 2010 issue, and in it I briefly describe what I do, and why I [&hellip

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