Words from the Wardrobe

A blog about translation, languages and culture tailored to ensure that your strategy really works in your target countries.

Career options for translators

I thought it would be valuable to update a 2017 post and examine translators’ career options, including looking opportunities in new fields that were not that popular by then, like Natural Language Processing and Forensic… leer más
Interview with Mark Flower

The importance of culture in customer service

Interview with Mark Flower Mark Flower worked in a multilingual and multicultural environment in the customer service quality department for the online hotel reservations company Booking.com for over 13 years. From Gibraltar, he lives and… leer más
A horse in the feria de Seville

The origin of ferias in Spain

It’s hot in Spain, so I want to talk about some lighter stuff. Today I’ll tell you about the history of ferias in Spain.  Besides one-day traditions like the night of San Juan, Spain is… leer más

The Night of San Juan in Spain

Although summer officially starts on 21 June, The Night of San Juan in Spain falls on 23 June.  The night of San Juan in Spain celebrates the summer solstice. San Juan (Saint John) also has… leer más

Spanish: all for one and one for all. Really?

(2022 update) Thanks to globalisation and the internet, companies can do business with clients all over the world. Clients who do not necessarily speak English. Actually, more than half of internet searches are made in… leer más
Illustration for Translation Project Management

A Guide to Translation Project Management

Today I’m talking about project management in translation.⁣ Even freelance translators who don’t outsource jobs to other colleagues will do project management as they have to plan costs, schedule jobs and do QA checks before… leer más
Year in review in translation

Year in Review in Translation

December is usually a hectic month in translation: last-minute requests, January project planning, invoices and lots of tea! This year, it is even more manic because I came back home to spend most of the… leer más
machine translation and recipes

Machine translation and recipes

Most Europeans have a soft spot for Scotland. It’s understandable with its breathtaking cliffs, castles that tell tales of bygone times and the irresistible petrichor, especially after the first shower of the day. Those who… leer más
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