Best Language Apps 2020

Best Language Apps 2020

Here is a list of our favourite language apps (feel free to suggest any you love): Grammarly (Chrome extension or keyboard addition) – Grammarly is an AI-powered writing assistant which checks your spelling and grammar across documents, emails and social media. It...
Covid and Translation

Covid and Translation

A sure-fire investment for the future I’m 52 years old today (… why thank you – it’s all that clean living) but, I can still recall the classroom dust motes, the smell of polish and wood, and the pain and anguish, 40 odd years ago, as I sat there, utterly baffled by...
Mild Fantasy & Children’s Literature

Mild Fantasy & Children’s Literature

Stories that politely pretend that everything is perfectly normal when it’s clearly not. In 2015, I spent an enjoyable summer with an excellent production company (Warpline Films), quietly pottering about the British Isles making a documentary on British Fantasy...
GDPR and translation

GDPR and translation

This whole GDPR thing is a bad business, I fear. It’s not just that it’s beginning to look like a bandwagon for consultancy and compliance firms to charge for not a great deal, it’s part of a problem that is only going to get bigger. I think we have far too much of...
Humour in translation

Humour in translation

In spite of my best efforts, I’m at least 62% less funny in French. Yesterday, walking up the lane towards the house with the dog, my neighbour passed me in his tractor. On the other side of the road, my other neighbour was tottering along on his bike. As my tractor...