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» The year so far - a light-hearted look at a busy semester
By Mark Thompson | Published 06/13/2011 | Miscellaneous | Recommendation:
After a return to the tropics from a freezing UK in January, this light-hearted article takes us through the first semester of 2011 from the point of view of a freelance, home-based translator striving for better professional organisation and qualification and seeking that all-elusive work-life balance.
» Trade-fair interpreting - preparation, professionalism and posture
By Mark Thompson | Published 03/14/2013 | Interpreting | Recommendation:
A recent experience of interpreting at a trade fair having been found through - important aspects of preparation, professionalism and posture.
» Riding the linguistic wave in Brazil - from reluctant schoolboy to happy linguist!
By Mark Thompson | Published 10/1/2013 | Miscellaneous | Recommendation:
As the UK and other countries express concerns over a lack of interest in foreign-language learning among their populations, I recall my own initial reluctance and then the life and career decisions which led to an unbridled passion for all things linguistic.
» The fixer - 2014 FIFA World Cup
By Mark Thompson | Published 08/6/2014 | Interpreting | Recommendation:
Selling yourself as a fixer (local interpreter who accompanies a person or team to help with communication and organisation) can be beneficial. This article talks about my most recent experience as a fixer.
» O Detetive da Tradução
By Mark Thompson | Published 06/12/2018 | Translation Techniques | Recommendation:
Uma comparativa entre tradução e investigação de crime, baseado na experiência do autor como investigador da polícia britânica.
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