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I Don’t Know What to do With my Words…

The trouble with first impressions is that they tend to stick around and settle down. So it’s imperative we take special care when meeting someone for the first time, especially if this is a person we wish to establish a social, professional or diplomatic relationship with. In other words, our approach has to ensure mutual […]

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What Exactly is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning disability derived from a neurological developmental disorder. Persons with dyslexia do not necessarily manifest any physical, psychological nor sociocultural disorders. They experience difficulty reading as a consequence of an impairment related to visualizing words. Persons with dyslexia usually invert the words in whole or in part, jumble the letters, write the […]

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Sorting out the Translation Industry’s Mumble Jumble

100 years after WWI, a time when most countries began instituting industrial standards, and 70 years after the creation of the ISO, standards are something we take for granted. We expect our wrenches to fit our bolts and nuts perfectly, we expect the products we buy to have quality controls and warranties, and we expect […]

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Knowledge is Power

When I was 15 years old and learning to drive, I was given access to a pick-up truck with manual transmission. But my attempts at shifting gear were so disastrous that I was soon relegated to sharing my mother’s automatic minivan. About a year later, I overheard a conversation about the inner workings of a […]

Wordier Than Thou Art

Think of the things in your life that you really cherish. And by things I mean actual objects: your key chain, your favorite gadget, your tennis racquet, maybe a childhood keepsake, a book you’ve read many times, or something you brought back from a trip abroad. Do any of these hold a special meaning? Do […]

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