I’ve been recently translating quite a few marketing documents for furnishings companies from French to English and found some of the vocabulary difficult…this is because sometimes words mean something different in this context (e.g. confectionner has nothing to do with sweets and actually means ‘to tailor’) and because sometimes there are very specific terms in both French andContinue reading “Vocab Vendredi: French Furniture Vocabulary”
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Dictionaries! Part Two: Best French Dictionary
For part one of the series, click here. French Now, I love Collins Easy Learning French dictionary as much as anyone who has completed a French GCSE this century, but once you get to ‘A’ level and beyond, you soon realise that you need something a bit meatier. Like with Arabic, I will start withContinue reading “Dictionaries! Part Two: Best French Dictionary”
Dictionaries! Part One: The Best Arabic Dictionary
This is a two part series. For French dictionaries, you’ll have to wait until Friday 12th April 2019 at 9am! As I’m sure fellow translators can attest to, when you’re working on a translation, dictionaries become your best friends (and sometimes only friends – the lonely life of a freelance translator!) But with so manyContinue reading “Dictionaries! Part One: The Best Arabic Dictionary”
First Forays into the Field of Freelance
My freelance office setup. This week marks my first week as a full-time freelancer and I am so excited about it!
My Business Mission Statement
Why Freelance Translation?
So I have decided to start 2019 by quitting my part-time job in the hopes of making it in world of translation as a full-time freelance translator!