Every week we share on Twitter many interesting blog posts and online articles on translation, interpreting, language, as well as freelancing, blogging, business and social media. If you missed any of the great content we shared last week, here is your chance to catch up.
The content is listed in categories based on the topic, so just scroll down to find your favorite and enjoy reading! You can read the Weekly Favorites from previous weeks here.
If you read any fabulous posts that we missed, let us know in the Comments section or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add your links to next week’s list.
Translation, Interpreting & Languages
Wrong Flags, Unpronounceable Names & Backwards Letters: The Olympics & Cultural Sensitivity
Negotiating a contract with client who doesn’t know what we do, or the culture of its counterpart
Is Price per Word Too Simple and Unfair Pricing Model for Translations?
Cool Infographics About the Multilingual & Multicultural Internet
Checklists for Translators – Is It a Good Idea Or Just More Fluff?
Free online tutorials for English translation from Birbeck College
US Translators and UK English Requests – Accept or Refuse?
I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.
The risks of using asterisks in place of swearwords
Canadian radio show discusses court interpreting
Converting SDLXLIFF into Word or Excel File
6 Mistranslations That Changed The World
Essential Software: TranslationOffice 3000
Translation and localization in a nutshell
Word Soup: The Ancient Greek Games
Great Expectations and Funny Stories
This Week’s Language Blog Roundup
Should I Become an Agency?
25 German Loanwords
Freelancing, Blogging, Writing
Social media, Marketing, Business, Networking, Web Design
The Most Common Causes of Preventable Suffering (and Their Simple Solutions)
19 Awesome Ideas for Keeping Kids Busy Over the Holidays
7 Simple Ways to Lower Your Stress in 15 Minutes or Less
How to Make the Most of a Small Office Space
Funny product packaging/instructions
10 Hotels Made With Weird Things
Did You Know You’re a Genius?