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November 10, 2018

Will Computers Replace Analytic Linguists?

A 1967 episode in the first Star Trek series, entitled “Arena,” featured Captain Kirk in a deadly competition with the captain of a starship of reptilian […]
November 29, 2018

In Praise of Dictionaries Past, Present and Future

This week’s Blog is dedicated to dictionary junkies everywhere.  You know you are a dictionary junkie if, when you go to used bookstores, you find the […]
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 […]