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Podcast Round Up

Podcast Round Up

  With so much free content available online these days, sometimes it is difficult to know where to start. For those of you fellow multi-taskers out there, we’ve collected a few of our favorite podcasts. These are great to download and listen to during walks or...
Quiltspeak Exhibit

Quiltspeak Exhibit

One of the clients we recently had the pleasure of working for was the North Carolina Museum of History. We have translated text and signage for them numerous times, but for this exhibit we were able to provide audio as well. Visitors can scan a QR code next to the...
Animal Sounds Around the World

Animal Sounds Around the World

Quaak-Quaak?   What animal says ‘quaak‘? – Hint: it is not misspelling of the noise ducks make. In Germany, it is the frog that makes the ‘quaak’ sound, and not any kind of bird at all. We sometimes joke that animals are speaking...
The Future is Bright

The Future is Bright

The news is out: the future is bright! Job prospects for interpreters are looking great. A 10-year job outlook from 2016 to 2026 projects an increase in the number of jobs at 18%, versus 7% for all occupations in general.   The 2019 US News & Jobs report even put...
Poetry in Translation

Poetry in Translation

  As translators and interpreters we aim to render meaning as faithfully as possible. Every field of translation has its difficulties. Technical, field-specific language must be mastered before working in those areas. Company slogans can go badly wrong. Likewise,...