Becoming a Translator: Sanja Leticia, Associate Translator Interview

Translation requires more than just fluency in two languages: an in-depth understanding of the syntax and semantics of both the source and target language are key to developing the skills necessary to create quality translations. For this reason, language teachers are often equipped to become translators: with the foundation of the linguistic knowledge required to … Continue reading Becoming a Translator: Sanja Leticia, Associate Translator Interview

6 Ways to Sharpen Listening Skills

​Steven R. Covey, in his famous book that outlines The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, stated that “most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply”.  Interpreters, however, understand that listening to understand is fundamental to the work we do. Without proper listening, vital information can … Continue reading 6 Ways to Sharpen Listening Skills

5 Belated New Year’s resolutions, a translator’s edition

While you might have already committed to crushing personal goals, there’s still time to shine light on your professional persona and zero in on the path you’d like to pave for yourself this year. No matter how many hours a week you dedicate to translation, setting the right goals will help you advance your career. … Continue reading 5 Belated New Year’s resolutions, a translator’s edition