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May 9, 2020
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Bilingual? Government Funding for Retraining for A New and Even Better Job in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pandemic Employment No matter what the unemployment rate might be at any moment for the rest of the country if you are unemployed, the unemployment rate […]
October 4, 2019

How to Create a Lucrative Career Using Your Bilingual Skills

How to Create a Lucrative Career Using Your Bilingual Skills   Everyone knows that particular skills, even hobbies, can be turned into lucrative careers.  This blog […]
September 1, 2019

Seven (7) Ways to Improve Your Job Prospects as a Translator

Dr. Peden’s Influence on Translation   When teaching her very popular classes in translation for graduate students at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the 1970s and […]
August 3, 2019

Are you Bilingual? Here’s Why Companies Are Hiring Analytic Linguists.

Are you Bilingual? Here’s Why Companies Are Hiring Analytic Linguists.   If you are bilingual, you have the toolkit in your head to lead you to […]
July 3, 2019

Improve Your Writing Through Imitation, Part One.

Aside from pedagogical questions surrounding the inculcation and acquisition of technical skills, of all the topics that teachers, critics, writers, translators and artists study, debate and […]
June 17, 2019

The Language of the Wire Room – No Place for the Squeamish

If you are considering working as an Analytic Linguist, you should be aware that you will be listening to court-ordered oral communications intercepts (private phone calls), […]
June 8, 2019

Now is Always the Right Time to Make a Career Change: Invest in Your Uniqueness

There is a saying on Madison Avenue, that street in New York City, which is famous for its many big advertising agencies: “When times are good, […]
June 2, 2019

Lessons for Analytic Linguists: Choosing Wisely or Not Wisely

A text lying before an Analytic Linguist/Translator is an unforgiving, rugged linguistic terrain.  It is a cluttered with booby traps and tiger traps.  Translators are not […]
May 20, 2019

A Tribute to the Legacy of Margaret S. Peden – A Prolific & Influential Literary Translator

Among the forty extant sonnets by Garcilaso de la Vega (1501-1536) there is a very famous one that is often imitated.  It begins with the line: […]
April 13, 2019

Rabassa & Steiner: Role Models for Translators and Lessons for Those Who Need Them

It is no hyperbole to observe that Gregory Rabassa was a prolific translator.  However, being a quantitative statement, it does not do justice either to Mr. […]