Category Archives: Reading & Writing

Goodbye, Freelance #Interpreting, Goodbye, Xuanwei Zhang!

Dear Dr Kirk, Hope this email finds you well. I have a request to supply a Mandarin interpreter for Warwick Crown Court, to assist witness to give evidence on the 8th of January 2015. Can you please let me know … Continue reading

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#Confessions of An #AsylumSeeker: “My Life is Shit” (Part Two)

One of my earliest memories was my parents’ arguing about whether or not I should be sent to school. My father, the eldest of 10 children, never had a chance for literacy. He had to help out in the family … Continue reading

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#Confessions of An #AsylumSeeker – Ah Ming: “My Life is Shit” (Pat One)

    I don’t like my life. In fact, I hate it. I hate it so much that I have tried to remove it from this world, not once, not twice, but several times. Not a bloody clue what the … Continue reading

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From Freelance to 9 to 5

It’s Monday again and time to commute to work, by train. It’s been a couple of weeks since I returned to full time work, following a long stint of freelance work, as a professional interpreter, translator, cultural consultant and author … Continue reading

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