Navigating Translator Training

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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…]

Self-Publishing: Of Pride and Prejudice

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I grew up at a time when the disparaging term “vanity press” characterized forays into self-publishing. In my late teens and early twenties, I had two first-hand experiences with authors who opted to self-publish their novels that left me conflicted about the practice. Now, thanks to technology, self-publishing has become accessible if not entirely acceptable. … [Read more…]