The Translation Triangle

Imagine a Venn diagram. (Yes, I know, that’s basically asking you to remember grade 7 math, but it could be worse. I could have asked you to solve for X). Three circles that, for the sake of our exercise, we’ll label Quality, Time, and Cost. The area where all three intersect would pretty much represent the ideal for any client—the Shangri-La of translation if you… Read more »

Speaking of “titanic”…

In homage to the sinking of the eponymous ocean liner on its maiden voyage, 101 years ago this past Monday (at 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912), today’s word is “titanic.” When the Titanic set sail on her fateful trans-Atlantic crossing from Southampton, UK, she was the largest ship afloat on the planet, carrying 2,224 passengers and crew. There was no bigger vessel anywhere in… Read more »

Word!

I’m a word nerd and proud of it! I think it comes from the fact that I was practically born with a book in my hand. I like to use expressive words, descriptive words, different words; I speak concisely and eloquently—most language professionals do, or we’d be bad advertisements for our professions—and I don’t think that’s anything to be ashamed of (sorry—of which to be… Read more »

Welcome!

Welcome to our blog, inspired by the launch of our fresh, new website. I’m very proud of our revamped look, and excited about the new directions we’ll be taking. As a French-to-English translator, my mission is to put my writing, revision and translation skills to work to help my clients reach the English-language market, at home and abroad. This enables them to expand and grow… Read more »

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Presentation of Traduction Proteus

Hopelessly Devoted to Dictation (and Training my Dragon)

I’ve been dictating my translations almost from the time I started working in the industry. At the agency where I did my first internship, back in the late 1990s, dictation was quite commonplace and there… Read more »

The Translation Triangle

Imagine a Venn diagram. (Yes, I know, that’s basically asking you to remember grade 7 math, but it could be worse. I could have asked you to solve for X). Three circles that, for the… Read more »

10 essential partners for any small business owner

Just as no man is an island, a small business owner (SBO)—or at least one who hopes to succeed and make a profit—cannot exist in isolation. Too often, SBOs try to wear too many hats… Read more »