• Flagging a quip

    ~Sources of Joy ~ Day 212 I have been fighting with my text today, but then I remembered what someone else once said – as one does, and felt so much better for it. Anna Haxen, a Danish to English translator, thought what she had to say in a forum one day was pretty unremarkable,… Continue Reading

  • A street light

    ~Sources of Joy ~ Day 208 I have been logging in my various sources of joy on Facebook instead of here for far too long. It was less time-consuming, and on that platform I do not feel obliged to provide a picture to go with the story. Here is what turned out to be a… Continue Reading

  • One more website

    It is about time I told  readers here that I have a new website for my translation and editing business, Allison Wright Translations, with my own domain name. The business itself has been running for 27 years; the website, a mere seven days. Click on the image below and go over and have a look… Continue Reading

  • Major fiddling about going on

    I am ever so busy reorganising this blog. If you are following me, you might get a lot of useless e-mail notifications taking you to some truly ghastly pseudo blogs over the next few days. Please ignore them. I shall announce the new creation appropriately – and then, of course, you are more than welcome to… Continue Reading

  • What your translation business deserves

    I spent yesterday, and the evening before, interacting with fellow translators in real life and attending a workshop presented by Daniela Zambrini and coordinated by organiser supreme, Paula Ribeiro. The cost of the workshop itself was the least expensive part of my trip, thanks to the generosity of people who believe in sharing knowledge –… Continue Reading

  • The translation that wasn’t

    How a translator buys a teapot For health reasons (inflammation of the joints), I have to abstain from artificial sugar, high-acid foods, and coffee. I have been doing so – not 100% successfully – for about three weeks. I have also been drinking litres and litres of water and herbs teas to cleanse my system or… Continue Reading