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Have Language, Will Travel

Have Language, Will Travel

When Gabe approached me with the idea of writing about my experience in the profession, I thought, `what is there to write?` I`ve spent most of my adult life in remote places and have never achieved many of the standard milestones of success. As I actually...

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Letter to a would-be translator

Letter to a would-be translator

We keep a blog in Portuguese and often receive messages from would-be translators asking us basic questions about the profession. The following article is kind of an answer to their questions. So, you want to be a translator! Congratulations, it is a...

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Who’s Listening/Reading?

Who’s Listening/Reading?

At the time, I would have been astounded to learn I would eventually become a translator and subsequently a conference interpreter. Some twenty years later, notwithstanding, I was weighing up the pros and cons of investing—in every sense of the word—in...

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Translation Can Be Fun

Translation Can Be Fun

I’ve basically been curious about almost everything, and I’ve found great pleasure and satisfaction in solving puzzles of any kind. Through translation and otherwise being involved with languages, I’ve been able to find enjoyment, even fun, at every turn,...

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Translation - an Ageless Profession

Translation - an Ageless Profession

It can be said that everyone smiles in the same language but we still need translators to make communication effective. Translation is a creative profession, which requires an academic level of knowledge and critical thinking skills. It is about moving...

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