Women in Translation

August is Women in Translation Month. Started by Meytal Radzinski in 2014, it honors women writers and translators from around the world. To celebrate, I’m highlighting 2 women who have significantly contributed to Spanish/English literary translation. I was about 13 when I first began reading books by Latin American and Spanish authors. The English versionsContinue reading “Women in Translation”

Difficult Things

In your own work life, do you sometimes encounter difficult things? Surely you do. Perhaps there’s a tough conversation you need to have with a co-worker. Maybe you’re trying to help someone facing serious health challenges. You could be helping someone with legal issues. At some point, most of us work with challenging situations. ItContinue reading “Difficult Things”

Getting Great Subtitles

Subtitles open doors because more people will enjoy your videos. As a translator, I write transcripts used for subtitling. If you need subtitles for your film or video, what should you do? First, it’s important to understand the difference between subtitles and captions. Let’s look at Rev.com‘s definition of each: Captions: “Captions are designed toContinue reading “Getting Great Subtitles”

What I’m Working On

Summer greetings to you! I took a look at what types of translation projects I’ve worked on during the first half of 2021: January through June. Here is how it’s shaking out: Two trends are clear. The first trend I notice is that a lot of education- and health-related projects came in over the pastContinue reading “What I’m Working On”

What is Localization?

Translation and localization often go hand-in-hand. Translation from one language into another is a clear concept, but localization can be confusing. I think this is because localization is often an unseen part of the translation process, and good translators incorporate localization into nearly every project. Proper localization makes a translation really shine. Localization is theContinue reading “What is Localization?”

Language and Personality: Who Are You?

Who are you? This is a question that most of us think about throughout our lives. Our self-image and personality probably changes over the years as our interests, relationships, and life experiences show us new sides to ourselves.  So, what’s the role of language in who we are? Does the language we speak affect ourContinue reading “Language and Personality: Who Are You?”