11 January, 2021

Is translation a dying career?

In short: no. But if I left it at that, then this wouldn’t be worthy of a blog post. With machine translation getting more and more sophisticated as the years go by, the future of translation as a career has come into question. However, anybody who has worked as a translator will know that machine translation has a long way to go before it could be considered as good as (or better than) humans. Why? Because it’s in the name: machine translation is done by machines. And, unlike humans, machines cannot grasp the infinitesimal nuances of languages. One word can […]
8 January, 2021

How to prevent the working from home burnout

With the majority of Europe still very much in the jaws of the Covid-19 crisis, many will be working from home (WFH) again. Between repeated lockdowns, the recent holidays, and being ordered by the government to stay at home, the WFH burnout is inevitable. There is little to no variation in our day-to-day lives, and each day seems to merge into one. No wonder WFH is becoming harder and harder. Read on to find out how you can prevent yourself from reaching the WFH burnout plaguing so many. Routine First things first, it’s important to create a routine that mimics […]
22 October, 2020

Why languages can be your secret weapon

In an increasingly globalised world, having more than one language up your sleeve can take you to the next level. Why? Because speaking multiple languages is an incredibly attractive asset in this day and age. It only takes a few scrolls on LinkedIn to realise that brands and businesses are looking for diverse, plurilingual employees. If you’re an anglophone, you may be thinking: “but everyone speaks English nowadays – so what’s the point in learning another language?” In reality, this is a mere myth. 13% of the world’s population speaks English as either a first or second language, with the […]
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