I’ll be running a joint workshop weekend with long time friend and ex-Trados colleague Lone Beheshty. The workshop will take place at the Lærdansk centre in Odense (Hans Christian Andersen’s birth place!). I’ll be delivering a Selling Translations® Sales & Marketing workshop with a focus on making translation technology investments a competitive advantage rather than just another cost. Lone will cover memoQ […]
The weather held out for another excellent ITI summer group walk. This time held jointly with the East and West Midlands ITI regional groups at Calke Abbey on Saturday 21 July 2012. You can see the rest of the pictures or a slide show on my Flickr account. Calke Abbey is a National Trust property near Ashby-de-la-Zouch. It is at the heart […]
IMHO it is wrong, plain dumb, and ridiculous for anyone in the language industry to boycott or ‘ban using the services’ of another provider based on gender, ethnicity, race, country of origin, religion, language, sexual orientation, physical capability and any of the other many diversity categories. What’s brought about this politically motivated statement? Apparently some […]
Almost 5 minutes of very happy people cycling and in some cases roller-skating by at the corner … [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mONUGMrJHtE&w=560&h=315]
Shakespeare wrote ‘Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s Day?’ (Sonnet 18), did he really mean an English Summer’s day? If so I’m not sure it was a compliment …
I was told that the big celebration will be saved for Sunday, but there were still many people happy to celebrate the win against Portugal – even though the police where out to stop people celebrating at the central fountains. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8_ENcgzJ20&w=560&h=315] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm9Xl_3GlL8&w=560&h=315]
Bulgaria has a range of Bulgarian/English (Bulglish), which along with the choice of latinization of words reflects Bulgaria’s willingness to engage with Europe and the English-speaking world whilst maintaining their Bulgarian cultural identity. “McDonald’s localization” is always an interesting yardstick. I didn’t see any examples of the company logo being written in Cyrillic – which […]
OK it’s probably a mistake, but it is a real screen shot I took when booking a train ticket in December 2011. GBP 1m is quite expensive for a local journey!
Context Country: Bulgaria. Language(s): Bulgarian (български). Length of stay(s): 3 visits of approximately 12 days in total, including Sofia, Vidin, Koshava, and Plovdiv. Main issues Understanding of concept: Younger people generally understand what a vegetarian is. Availability: Very good. Choice of menu: Similar to a Mediterranean diet. Excellent for lacto-ovo vegetarian, eggs and cheese readily available. Quality: Very good Value for money: Excellent at time of writing […]
Elena Ivanova (Елена Иванова), a pottery artist in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (Пловдив, България), who hand throws decorative pottery.