Category Archives: Arts & Culture

More Hilarious Signs of #Translation: #Chinese and #English

Having worked as a professional interpreter and translator for more than a decade, it is not surprising that I have acquired a new hobby: collecting interesting translation signs. Thanks to many unknown, ingenious Chinese translators, or perhaps it’s the fault … Continue reading

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A #Foodie’s Guide to the Most Popular #British #Food

Do you enjoy food? Do you think that food is just fuel (as many British people do), or it is simply the most delightful, heavenly gift for us mortals to savour its exquisite and varied flavours, to tickle our tastebuds, to share with … Continue reading

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Jewels of #Yorkshire: #BrimhamRocks, #YorkshireSculpturePark and #TourDeFrance

Many years have gone by since I lived in West Yorkshire, followed by a short happy year in South Yorkshire. For me, those were seven interesting years in my life, and for John, it was longer, and as a matter of … Continue reading

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What Makes an Effective Professional #Interpreter?

In the beginning of 2014, an agency I did occasional interpreting work for emailed me with an attachment titled Resolutions for Interpreters. That’s a first, I thought. No other agency has done anything of the like. Curious, I took a … Continue reading

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