Hanging Out, Online and Off

Le café du matin, à Paris. Au café.

At the end of April, with sloppy snow falling on Montreal, I am again grateful to be working from my little home office. Despite the many benefits of a commute-free existence, however, there are times when I just long for a some contact with colleagues. Scheduling a little time for hanging out both online and off can … [Read more…]

The proFile Series: Real People, Real Stories


Some of the most fun I’ve had writing entailed interviews, an opportunity to discover what makes people tick. Since I like fun as much as the next blogger, I decided to focus more on  interviews. Announcing The proFile Series featuring (mostly) language pros with a story to tell. One day, if subjects are willing, I might even figure … [Read more…]

Navigating Translator Training


For at least 15 years now, innovations in translation technology have come fast and furious. University translator training programs have struggled to keep pace while striking the right balance between tools-based curriculum and traditional methodology. Not an easy task when no clear winner has yet emerged in the debate swirling around the rôle of tools … [Read more…]