With so many museums already closed courtesy of COVID-19, and many more about to close in the coming days, many of them are working hard to make sure their art remains available, and their collections open. Some are offering virtual tours, others - adding to their collections already available online, others still - offering online… Continue reading Museums in the Times of the Corona
With - quite predictably - more time on my hands, I decided this was the time to revive the blog, and to start sharing new content, at long last, and after several obviously not-too-successful attempts in the past. And since we're all now confined to our respective homes, I thought it would be a good… Continue reading Music in the Times of the Corona
About a year ago I decided to take a six-month long, shall we say, sabbatical of sorts, from blogging, to try and rethink my vision of this blog and its future, and what I would like to see here in terms of content and focus, and although I do realize that it’s been more than… Continue reading Picking up where we left off… Almost… ITA 2017
Of about ten words I know of Hebrew, Yerushalayim shel zahav (Jerusalem of Gold) are most probably the three I've known the longest, all thanks to an old song of the same name. Given that, it's surprising it has taken me so long to finally make it to the city itself. And I'm extremely happy I went,… Continue reading ITA 2016, or a few glorious days in Yerushalayim
Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch painter, whom some only know for going crazy (some say) and cutting off his ear. Others know him for painting bright flowers, a large number of self-portraits, and landscapes of Provence, as he got to spend quite some time in the south of France, although a large share of it… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Dummy-boothing, or does your Brain need tricking?
It's been a while since I've posted anything on the blog, but now that the holidays are over, and the new year is well underway, I've decided it was high time to resume my 'blogging duties'. And what better way to do so than by sharing some advice that I find can be useful for… Continue reading Working with conference interpreters
We are all human. We have our thoughts, our beliefs, our opinions. And sometimes we have to translate texts that are as different as can be from what we believe in and hold to be true. The decision as to how to render words and ideas can instantly become much more complicated. Which is precisely… Continue reading Ethics and Translation: Do Translators Have a Choice?
Dear All, To tell the truth, I am not a great believer in on-line petitions, as so often they don't (most unfortunately) lead to anything. Or, at least, don't lead to much. But in this particular case I would like to ask each and every one of you to spare a moment to read, think,… Continue reading END THE TARGETING OF TRANSLATORS AND INTERPRETERS
It is truly amazing how much you can learn in one week. The week I spent as a student observer at the Cambridge Conference Interpreting Course has been one of the most intensive weeks of learning I've ever done. It felt as if my brain was constantly at work, because it seemed interpreting was all… Continue reading CCIC Impressions
'Weeping Willow' by Claude Monet. A few days ago a friend and colleague of mine (you can take a look at her blog and thoughts on the matter here) suggested that I read an article on different interpreting styles by Cyril Flerov for The Linguist. In the article, the author draws a clear line between… Continue reading What Kind of an Interpreter are You?