27 August 2018

#WITMonth: Vision of a translator who is passionate about books



There are things in life we never forget. One of them is the first time we receive a brand-new book… when we open it for the first time and smell its untouched pages… the eagerness to discover a new story… to let ourselves be carried away by each word, each meaning, each thought, a process […]

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10 January 2018

The revision beast and the essential topics for this job



Revision is a key part of the translation process and of the delivery of a quality project to the client. Nonetheless, the text revision process is much more than a simple revision of spelling and common linguistic errors. Within this process, there are other factors that should not be overlooked. From content revision to linguistic […]

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1 December 2017

Note-taking in consecutive interpreting: too much/too little; how and what to note-take



I’ve always been real crazy about consecutive interpreting, but I realised early in life that it wasn’t for me. Not because I give up easily in the face of challenges – anyone who knows me knows it’s exactly the opposite; for me, every cloud has a silver lining and I always try to hope against […]

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2 August 2017

9 exercises to improve short-term memory while interpreting



Ever since the 19th century, memory has been classified as long-term or short-term. This difference was explored in more depth in 1968, by the Atkinson-Shiffrin memory model, that suggests that human memory involves a three phase sequence: Sensory memory: the senses have limited ability to store information about the world without processing it for less […]

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