Veterans Day is the day we remember and honor all men and women who have fought in combat since World War I. It is marked each year on November 11th, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice (cease-fire) that ended that war. The armistice was signed in 1918, and President Woodrow Wilson first began the tradition of it as a day of American national remembrance in November 1919. In 1938, it became an official national holiday, and in 1954 it became known as Veterans Day instead... Read more
National Author’s Day is celebrated each year on November 1. Allegedly, the origin of this day is thanks to Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, who was president of the Illinois Women’s club. McPherson was a teacher and avid writer who, apparently, wrote a fan letter to fiction writer Irving Bacheller to express her love for his story “Eben Hoden’s Last Day A’Fishin”... Read more
No one would disagree with the claim that language and thought interact in many significant ways. Different theorists have tried to explain this situation in different ways. The linguistic relativity principle is the idea that the varying cultural concepts and categories inherent in different languages affect the cognitive classification of the experienced world in such a way that speakers of different languages think and behave differently because of it... Read more
When working as a freelancer, you are not just doing your regular job. You are multitasking. You need to offer your clients the very best of you, and that means performing a great project management, being assertive and having clear accounting reports. When you started your freelance career, you probably thought it would be easier than actually is. That you will be in the best financial moment... Read more
Digital translation offers different advantages including saving time and costs. However, finding the right translation tool may be harder than expected because it requires some specific analysis regarding the needs of each company... Read more
One of the most common questions is whether all human beings think in a similar way—regardless of the language they use to convey their thoughts—or if the language we speak affects the way we think. This question has entertained philosophers, psychologists, linguists, neuroscientists, and many others for centuries.. Read more
It was almost midnight of the deadline date and the project wasn’t finished. A hard noise came from the window that almost paralyzed the dedicated translator that was struggling with the most difficult glossary of his entire career. Trembling, he went to check that everything was in order, thinking that perhaps the small but bloodthirsty goblin had returned. He sighed in relief when he realized that it... Read more
Freelancing is attractive to professionals of different sectors and Translation is one of them. A freelance business gives more flexibility in numerous ways. At its core, it refers to offering a skill in exchange for payment. If you’re just getting started, it’s likely that you are unsure about how to find new clients or get opportunities... Read more
Project managers from all types of companies often need the services of professional translators. Those project managers have multilingual communication needs almost daily, as their subsidiaries are based overseas and their business partners speak different languages. Unless a Project Manager (PM) contracts a linguist, he/she would have a horrible time communicating with.. Read more
Being your own boss implies much more expenses, responsibilities and discipline than working for a company. The freedom to choose the projects you prefer, having a flexible schedule and working from anywhere you like, are advantages you can only achieve as a freelance but they come with a price.
First, you need to have more structure and self-motivation, because as anemployee you just follow the... Read more
Interpreting consists in rendering a spoken or signed language into another one while maintaining the meaning and intention of the source language content.
The demand for interpretation and translation has been around for centuries in the history of humanity and, with the evolution of technology, some practices were enhanced or automated. In fact, nowadays interpreters can work remotely and through different... Read more