Only Human Translators

Pairing up for pomodoros

Pairing up for pomodoros

Focusing on work isn’t always easy. With some of the things that have happened to me this year, I have certainly had difficulty in concentrating at various times. After the BP conference in Lisbon, I was talking about this with the Brazilian translator and...
New life in Lisbon

New life in Lisbon

It was just what the translation world needed; it was just what I needed. For most people, the BP event in Lisbon was a very welcome return to in-person conferences after two years of online-only events due to COVID. It’s a conference that has a reputation of...
The languages of love

The languages of love

Everyone has someone who makes a difference to their life – someone who gives them a vital piece of help or advice, maybe, or some welcome and unexpected finance. But I don’t think many people have had their life quite so radically changed as mine was by...
Connecting people

Connecting people

It’s always a great feeling introducing your friends to one another – people from different parts of your life who don’t know each other but who you are certain will hit it off. Nowadays, of course, it’s easier than it’s ever been. Social...
Linguistic tribulations

Linguistic tribulations

A couple of weeks ago, my son made his live broadcast debut. He’s joined up with a couple of Argentinian enthusiasts for Scottish football who invited him on to one of their live YouTube appearances to discuss the weekend’s matches. Why Pol started...
Five things I’d like to see in 2022

Five things I’d like to see in 2022

I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions. I’ve always thought that trying to change your life dramatically with a new direction or new diet on 1 January was simply setting yourself up to fail. But, like everyone else, I can’t help thinking...