Diversity in Workplace: Pluses and Minuses

  The earth is a large ball spinning in space, teeming with life, it’s very existence dependent upon diversity. It has different types of flowers for bees to pollinate, different foods and ecosystems, different animals in the web of life. So, is it any wonder we too, as humans, are as equally diverse as all…

Tricky Challenges Every Translator Faces

We all know being a translator is a demanding job – one that requires understanding not only a language, but the people who speak it, their habits, their culture and the grammar that tags along with all of that. Sometimes it can be confusing and frustrating when dealing with certain challenges which include—but are not…

Tips for Expats Living and Working Abroad

Travel the world! Meet new people! Experience different languages, cultures, cuisines!  Sounds idyllic, alluring.  And while many of us travel occasionally, it is quite different when you become an expat. Being an expat is more complicated. There is more paperwork, time and legal requirements. But lest that scare you away from becoming one, never fear!…

5 Challenges Every Interpreter Faces

  A professional certified interpreter’s job is to connect people through language using above-par language skills, diligence, perseverance and owl-like precision hearing. The best interpreters are always improving their language skills, but —no matter what— there are a few areas that can potentially trip them up. Aside from occasionally being unsure on how to translate…

Language Influences How We Think: Fact, or (Science) Fiction?

  Sci-fi movies often require viewers to suspend at least some belief.  Certain linguists and language lovers had to do this in a very unexpected way when watching 2017 Oscar Best Picture nominee “Arrival”. A major idea in the film is that the language you speak influences how you perceive reality.  This isn’t an original…