Last Friday was the second open workshop for editors and translators in the Language Centre of the University of Helsinki that I’ve participated so far. We were fortunate to hear from a very experienced specialist of academic writing in English and a teacher at the University of Helsinki Medical Faculty,[…]
Stephen Fry’s kinetic typography video: so captivating, so true.
Customer satisfaction has come up a lot lately. Both in the interviews I’ve done for clients and through personal experience. And not in a good way, unfortunately, regarding the latter.
Think of Spain, and what do you see? Crowded beaches, paella, flamenco dancers? Yes, so did I before getting to know Asturias on the north coast. It’s another, much fresher world altogether. Did you know that the Rockies of Europe take place in Spain?
Pääsin pitkästä aikaa puhumaan itsestäni, mikä on nykyisin jo ihan mukavaa. Tai no, enemmän kuitenkin ammatillisesta puolesta, jos näitä kahta voi tai edes kannattaa erottaa. On hienoa, kun tällaisia tilaisuuksia siunaantuu, koska niissä voi paitsi antaa myös saada. Siis tutustua saman alan ihmisiin, keskustella, vuorovaikuttaa ja ammentaa lisää näkemystä. Kerta[…]
Anybody who has ever worked from home knows how distracting it can be. There are all those important papers you have to read first and then the laundry to do. Folding underwear suddenly becomes utterly important, even if you work all day – or all week – in pajamas. (A[…]
Back in 2004, the steel industry was demanding new advances in technology. Italian machinery provider Ficep decided to adapt its fast beam-drilling machines with milling capabilities. This allowed progressive manufacturing companies to scribe on a steel beam all information that was needed to automatically fit the beam to the production[…]
London’s skyline is transforming into a fine collection of striking skyscrapers with bread-and-butter aliases: The Gherkin, Helter Skelter, Cloud, Boomerang, Three Sisters, Walkie-Talkie, Cheese Grater, Shard… what’s next, the Toilet Brush? In addition to titillating nicknames, what these projects have in common is the necessity to use the latest construction[…]
I met Dagi on a long-distance bus on our way to Exeter University in 1988. Or maybe it was the summer of 1989. Quite a long time ago, anyway. We’ve been friends ever since, meeting every couple of years in different places around Europe and doing a bit of traveling[…]
Ever think of redundancy or stacking when writing a text or revising or editing somebody else’s text? Or the subjects, characters, and actions in your sentences? I do now, after attending a lovely brain-stretching English workshop in the Language Centre of Helsinki University under the theme Let it Flow.