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July 2, 2019

          The room was filled with the clanking of metal chairs on the hard floor, the chatter of energetic 12-year-olds, and the occasional howl of laughter at a friend's joke. Our Spanish teacher, a plucky and gregarious polyglot, shuffled into the room. After the gr...

May 27, 2019

           Few punctuation marks can spark as much passionate and fervent righteous indignation as an omitted Oxford comma. 

          You don't believe me? Entire webpages are dedicated to arguing for its usage. Memes are plentif...

April 2, 2019

       

          We all have moments that keep us humble and remind us we are only human. Any experienced translator can will tell you that the editing phase is absolutely critical, and it can last even longer than the initial translation phase. None of...

March 4, 2019

          Greetings!! After a beautiful 11-month long adventure in Rome (and the surrounding area), my family and I have returned to the USA. Our time in Rome was beautiful, magical, and enlightening; and it was extremely challenging in ways we never expected. Since so...

September 23, 2017

          We know that in scholarly work we generally do not translate personal names from Italian into English, but make an exception for historical figures and ancient writers and thinkers. For example: we would anglicize 'Aristotele' to 'Aristotle' in an English tra...

September 1, 2017

          We are heading to Rome! Tom, Audrey, and I visited the Italian Consulate today in beautiful Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, and it looks like we will have our visas in a matter of weeks. Our flight leaves on September 25th, and we cannot wait! Audrey has alrea...

July 25, 2017

          The Atlantic recently had a fascinating article about a book called White House Interpreter by former U.S. presidential interpreter Harry Obst, who writes about the uniquely difficult and high-stakes task of presidential interpreters....

June 23, 2017

     What better way is there to show linguistic love than with a diminutive? They are some of the first suffixes we learn in our native tongue or in a new language, and we see an example of how ingrained they are in the English word “baby,” which is actually diminutiv...

May 24, 2017

Thirty seven percent of workers have telecommuted, according to a 2015 Gallup poll. Thanks to technology, many people are now discovering that they can earn just as much money (if not more) by doing part or all of their jobs from their own home. Those of you who are co...