Sources of Joy – Day 22

I really do love working.

I got confirmation of an editing assignment set to begin in about three month’s time. The client offered to make part-payment at the beginning of the job, which made me feel about ten times more special than I really am.

Other aspects about this job which delight me are that I will be editing the work of a translator with whom I have previously collaborated, only this time, our roles are reversed. The cherry on top is that I am familiar with the topic (wine in Portugal).  The text is full of interesting narrative on elements of cultural history and art, so there will be no shortage of stimulation during the job.

Don’t you think it strange that the end result will be called a coffee-table book, when it has nothing to do with coffee – or tables for that matter?

That is probably enough joy and excitement for one translator for one day.


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