Category Archives: Economics & Society

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

Posted in Arts & Culture, China & East Asia, Economics & Society, UK, USA & Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

#Review: China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

My Rating: 4 Stars  Hardly an easy job to review a book about China, a country so incredibly massive and so full of confusions and contradictions, but writing it must be way harder and more challenging. If you approach an … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews & Excerpts, China & East Asia, Economics & Society, Politics & History, Reading & Writing, UK, USA & Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

An Interpreter’s Day at a Magistrates’ Court – “Land of Hope”

Central Magistrates Court stood magnificently on John Street, a landmark building in the city centre. Built in 1891, it was one of the great architectural and sculptural achievements, in Pearl’s view. Her Majesty Queen Victoria was seated above the main … Continue reading

Posted in China & East Asia, Economics & Society, Reading & Writing, Short Stories, UK, USA & Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#Interpreting – The Happy, the Sad and the Bloody Horror (1)

Following last week’s popular post #Interpreters – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, I continue my blogging on what I have seen, heard and experienced as a professional interpreter and translator working in the UK. A word of declaration … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews & Excerpts, Economics & Society, Social Media & Photography, UK, USA & Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments