This week, I thought I would address how to learn a new language. As a lifelong language learner and French tutor, I have spent a lot of time thinking about how to learn a language and I wanted to provide you with some tips for language learning! Also, there’s been a lot of chat recentlyContinue reading “How to learn a language”
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Around this time last year, I was lucky enough to get to go on a cruise ship to Canada onboard the Saga Sapphire. I was teaching French to the passengers and in return, I got to experience the wonders of a cruise to Canada. I have to admit that to begin with, I was aContinue reading “Canada Cruise”
Tips for Motivation
So, since the lockdown because of coronavirus, despite being quite used to working from home, I have to admit that I have been lacking motivation a little bit recently. I think this is, in part, due to my stress reponse being to hibernate, but also because there has been a little less work coming inContinue reading “Tips for Motivation”
Review of ‘Secrets of Six Figure Translators’ by Oana Maria Sofronov
At the end of last year, I saw Secrets of Six Figure Translators advertised on Instagram and thought it might be worth a read. As an avid reader and a relative novice to the field of freelance translation, it looked useful. So, for any other aspiring freelance translators out there, I thought I’d do aContinue reading “Review of ‘Secrets of Six Figure Translators’ by Oana Maria Sofronov”
My First Year as a Freelance Translator
In September 2017, I started on my MA in Applied Translation at the UEA, having completed a three month internship in a translation company. Thus began my travels in translation.
Tips for Self-Isolation
In the last week, the coronavirus situation in the UK has become moreextreme. As of Friday, all state schools in the United Kingdom have shut, many people are being asked to self-isolate, either for their protection or for the protection of others and many offices, shops and restaurants have shut. As a freelance translator, IContinue reading “Tips for Self-Isolation”
DITL: Day in the Life
Given the current circumstances in Britain, with everyone stockpiling and panic buying, leaving food shops short of essentials, I have decided to postpone my #ThatTranslatorCanCook posts for the time being…or at least until I can find recipes that use baked beans and home-grown vegetables! So, instead, I will be posting regularly on life as aContinue reading “DITL: Day in the Life”
#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week Eighteen: Hummus
This week, I delved into a Middle Eastern speciality and made one of my favourite snacks: hummus!
#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week Seventeen: Tarte Tatin
This week, I decided to give myself a bit of a challenge and make the French classic: Tarte Tatin! I have to admit, although the recipe claimed to be ‘quick and easy’, I struggled to make the caramel! Other than that, the translation process and overall cooking was fairly straightforward.
#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week Sixteen: Coq au vin
This week, as my husband was visiting France anyway, I decided to opt for a very traditional French recipe: coq au vin! Read on to find out about a few minor translation challenges and the obstacles I face cooking a cockerel!