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November 15, 2018

Who Speaks for Translation? Translators!

When the subject of conversation turns to translation or interpreting, many people seem to have settled opinions, even if they speak only one language.  Only the […]
December 22, 2018

Is Studying the Process of Translation a Way for the Brain to Begin to Understand Itself?

The long-standing philosophical questions regarding whether there can be any thought without language have been not solved by neuroscience.  Instead, they have been made more interesting […]
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. […]
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: […]
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 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), […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]