Category Translation

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 […]

Because, Owing, Due to…

I have taken a leaf from André Racicot and have decided to consecrate this blog entry to a specific English grammar concept. Since I have recently been fascinated by the use of because, owing to, and due to in English writing, I thought about writing something on the subject. How many times have you seen […]

All about translation and editing

On September 11th, the Quebec City chapter of Quebec’s association of self-employed workers and small businesses in language services, the ATAMESL, held a workshop for translators and editors at the Café Krieghoff, located in the city’s Upper Town. It’s a part of the city that bustles with residents and tourists alike. The activity, mainly focused […]

Some burning translation questions…

Last week, a Montreal-based communications firm contacted me to translate a short Spanish text into English—my first Spanish project of the year! Once I completed a draft, I sent it to a fellow colleague for revision. Before submitting the final version, I spent several moments soaking in the comments and suggestions the reviser made. By […]