Around the web – September 2015

I was delighted to attend my first ever translation conference at the beginning of this month: IAPTI‘s 3rd annual conference in Bordeaux. It was great to meet hitherto virtual colleagues as well new ones, attend some great presentations, and it was altogether very well organised. You can see tweets from the conference, and watch the closing video here.

Group photo of the attendees at the IAPTI 2015 Bordeaux

Group photo of the attendees at the IAPTI 2015 Bordeaux conference

Anyway here’s a round-up of translation- and language-related articles that have appeared online in September, with a few pieces from July and August thrown in for good measure.

  • Quebec needs English-speaking immigrants, but struggles to accept them. Find out more in this BBC video.
  • Colleague Steve Dyson listed some tips for translators, including the advice to stop trying to multitask.
  • What are the advantages of being self-disciplined, and how can we make a start?
  • The Guardian wondered if working at home in your pyjamas is bad for business.
 ‘If you wake up feeling grotty and put on clothes that reflect that, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.’ Photograph: Everett Collection/Rex Feature

‘If you wake up feeling grotty and put on clothes that reflect that, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.’ Photograph: Everett Collection/Rex Feature

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Scots also have 369 words for marbles

Fun:

This Gaelic signs says ‘Welcome to the doorway to the beauty of Penis Island’.

This Gaelic signs says ‘Welcome to the doorway to the beauty of Penis Island’.

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