My expectations for the Mediterranean Editors and Translators’ annual conference from 28 to 31 October 2015 at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, were high.
We’ve all used Google Translate to write a short message or answer to a friend abroad in their own language, which has made them very happy and us appear more sophisticated than we actually are. GT is a great machine translation tool for that…
Both Finnish Translation Industry Professionals (KAJ) and the Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters (SKTL) together with our new association Nordic Translators and Editors (NEaT) were active last fall in arranging training on contemporary written English and grammar points for their members who translate into English. We are highly grateful for[…]
Another year gone by, time to wish you happy holidays and a happy new year 2015. Small donations have been made to Interpedia (as always), MLL, and WWF. There is no snow in Finland yet but many hope for a white Christmas, and perhaps it will come this weekend. Nonetheless, William[…]
A couple of years ago I attended an English seminar in the Language Centre of Helsinki University. I write, edit and translate in both Finnish and English, so whenever there is professional training available in English in Finland, I am the first to enroll. Unless it costs a million. There[…]
I know. I am terribly late with my report. But here it comes. If you want to see to the future of language services, have a look at global GDP development and the digital content explosion in the Asia-Pacific area in non-native English. Automated normalization of English may be the[…]
I went to an office sharing event at kontoret and heard a man say things about leadership that I’ve always thought should be common sense at workplaces. Unfortunately, they’re not. But perhaps they will be. The man’s name is Ari Rämö, he’s the managing director of a SICK company (yes,[…]
Among the southern capitals of Europe, compared to Paris and Rome, my encounter with Madrid was really pleasant. I already know that Spanish people are friendly, and Madrileños seemed even friendlier than usual. Everybody was more than eager to give directions – with or without actual knowledge of the location[…]
Hänen sopusuhtainen, neuhausinruskeaan vintage-leninkiin verhottu vartalonsa lipui aulan poikki kiinnittäen kaikkien miespuolisten työntekijöiden huomion. Tässä naisessa oli tyyliä, sen näki jo kaukaa. – Voinko auttaa teidät portaat ylös viidenteen kerrokseen? kysyi siltainsinööri Jaatinen ja ojensi toiveikkaana käsivartensa. – Minä en koskaan kulje portaissa, Natasa vastasi.
My sniffing the future trends continues. This time from the point of view of light, colors and related innovation and design. To compensate for the “noise” created by crowds, traffic, information overflow, mobile virtual reality, and the entire semiotic universe, we yearn for peace and quiet; an emptier space to[…]