Category Language Services

Language Services: More than Translation!

I am often asked what I do for a living. I tell people that I am a self-employed worker in the language services industry. At the sound of that answer, some become perplexed; I must therefore specify: “I am a freelance writer, translator, and editor.” But it seems that many ignore the writer and editor […]

Soccer Time!

As you know, the 2014 Fédération Internationale de Football Association’s World Cup is now underway. I hope some of you have taken some time out of your schedule to take part in the action. With the help of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s sister station, the Société Radio-Canada (SRC), and the federal government’s Translation Bureau, it […]

Volunteering and Language Services

Recently, my Belgian colleague Elise Lignian wrote an article about volunteering. Perfect timing! I have dedicated myself to volunteering as well. In an effort not to repeat what Elise said (I agree with all the reasons why language professionals should volunteer), I invite you to read her entry here. By way of a disclaimer, you […]

Some Good Reads!

This past week, I came across some texts related to translation, writing, editing, and interpreting. Here they are below: La Perluète | Ampersand published by the Editors’ Association of Canada’s Quebec/Atlantic Canada branch. As the title of the newsletter illustrates, you may read texts in either official language of your choice. Read about grammar, events, […]

Some interesting texts to read!

A few weeks ago, I assisted my colleague Mariko Beaupré with editing an English text about her experiences with yoga. I am glad to report that you can read the final version on this website. Pour les francophones : vous avez un site internet ou blogue de yoga et vous voulez que les textes anglais […]

Spanish: revisión, French: révision. English equivalent?

For quite some time, I have been asking myself the above question. I have also asked myself what the appropriate English terms would be for, say, the French révision linguistique ou unilingue and révision comparative ou bilingue. Spanish has no problem using revisión lingüística (monolingüe) and revisión comparativa (bilingüe). In either Latin language, the generic […]