Monthly Archives: March 2014

A Medical Dictionary in Three Languages

It’s like telepathy: some of my colleagues have been asking about specialized dictionaries on online forums or in person. Clearly, I haven’t been the only one asking around! In my search for dictionaries in various fields, such as medicine, environment, and communication, I crossed paths with a medical dictionary on Amazon’s website. At first I […]

Linguee Available in Other Languages!

Last February, I wrote a blog entry about Linguee, a unique translation database that stores several terminology records from a variety of government, not-for-profit, and promotional texts. Late last year, the staff of Linguee’s English-language department added six new languages to the existing language combinations: Russian, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Polish. Just recently, I […]

In Preparation for Certification Exams…

Yesterday, a friend and I spent the morning and part of the afternoon at Montreal’s courthouse, the Palais de justice de Montréal. We had the time to meet interpreters and seek their advice (more of this will follow in another entry). I mentioned the above information to say this: one of the interpreters suggested my […]

All about Spanish Grammar

Last week, I ended one of my blog entries with a videoclip presented by Fundéu BBVA, an international advocate of the Spanish language. I trust you found the one-minute clip about the English billion and Spanish billón useful. After watching a few other videoclips on the American Translators Association’s Spanish-language division Twitter feed, I discovered […]

ATA & Election Trivia

When I checked my inbox this morning, I noticed two messages from the American Translators Association (ATA). Both contained my membership number; one of the messages, however, directed me to the association’s website where I could create my profile. What could all this mean? Simply put, I am now an ATA Associate Member! It is […]

Ukraine, Language, Elections, and False Friends—Oh My!

Here in Quebec, the belle province, it’s March break for some of us. For others, it’s a regular workweek. If you happen to have a winter holiday, you may be interested in reading some articles or seeing videoclips I came across late last week and this week. Most of you are aware of the current […]