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April Web round-up

Here’s our latest round-up of articles on translation, interpreting and related themes that have appeared across the Web this month.

Arts and culture

The 15 most translated books

Queen Mary academic wins prestigious translation prize

Royal Shakespeare Company to launch three new Chinese productions this year in cooperation with Chinese theatres

BSL interpreter Becky Barry: ‘Some say I’m Hamlet’s soul, others his ghost or shadow’



EU Parliament endorses UN protection of interpreters and translators in conflict zones



7 clever ways to say ‘I look forward to hearing from you’

10 things you should charge freelance clients for

Payment pitfalls of the modern freelance translator

8 ways to avoid freelance burnout 

How to write a short professional biography (with examples)



In the court of common usage, an old pronoun is losing its case



Speaking the language of International Women’s Day


Language learning

Improved learning to help dyslexics with languages



10 expresiones inglesas que pieren su sentido si las trduces literalmente

A mixed metaphor walks into a bar

One of the most difficult words to translate


Newspapers and TV

Irish translator features twice on Man Booker International Prize shortlist

What does your accent say about you

National translation competition win for Harrogate grammar school student

Sajid Javid: 770,000 people in England unable to speak English well


Nuts and bolts

17 conseils pour améliorer la quailté de vos traductions

The greatest challenge facing translators

9 terminology extraction tools: are they useful for freelancers?



Colloquial expressions for medical terms


Science and technology

Cultural context is the hardest part of speaking a foreign language: Amazon’s Alexa could change all that

Ancient translation of historic Greek medical text rediscovered using X-ray vision

Microsoft says its A1 can translate Chinese as well as humans

‘Human Parity Achieved’ in machine translation – unpacking Microsoft’s claim

Focus on Studio


Translation community

Backlash against Australia workplace regulator for machine translating its website

Announcing winners of the 6th Annual Access Knowledge Awards

9 strong female voices in the localisation industry



190 languages at risk of extinction in Brazil

Ten years of ‘Me gusta’ – Facebook celebrates a decade in Spanish


Look out for our next round-up at the start of May.








Ten years of ‘Me gusta’ – Facebook celebrates a decade in Spanish



Look out for our next round-up at the start of March.


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