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  • 3 Types of Content Every Company Should Translate
    The other day I was reading an article at Inc. about why companies should consider expanding into Africa and Asia. According to the article, American businesses can benefit with the customer base of billions of people in the middle class that live in those two continents. The main challenge mentioned in the article is the lack of bank accounts and the ability of people in those regions to make… ... read more
    2 hours ago
  • Both ‘Die Zeit’ Corrections Now Online, the Countdown is Over
    Happy to report that Die Zeit has now published a correction to the article from August 2014 which I identified a few weeks ago. And has inserted links to the correct statistics and a note explaining the correction (g). They have also appended a note to the article from yesterday (g) whose error I pointed out, but only about the number of police killings in the USA, not the racial breakdown. However, since… ... read more
    Source: German Joys
    2 hours ago
  • German Bloggers Accused of Treason For Publishing Budget Documents
    Two German bloggers at the website netzpolitik.org (g) are now being investigated for treason (g) -- yes, treason -- for publishing leaked documents detailing the budget of the Federal Agency for Protection of the Constitution, the German state's domestic spy agency. There is a federal level APC and one in every state. They are highly controversial. Originally envisioned as a way of identifying right-wing threats to the German post-war social order, they… ... read more
    Source: German Joys
    2 hours ago
  • Robert Plomin Explains the Impact of Genes on Educational Performance
    Professor Robert Plomin, a behavioral geneticist at King's College London, explains in this fascinating Guardian podcast that genes explain about 60% of differences between children in educational achievement. It applies to all areas, from math to humanities. These differences show up very early, as early as 4 years old. Different schools or teaching methods explain at most 20%. Plomin notes that educator training materials which tout unproven educational methods are… ... read more
    Source: German Joys
    3 hours ago
  • Ansichtssachen
    Zufällig oder absichtlich sind Sie auf den Seiten meines digitalen Ar­beits­ta­ge­buchs aus dem Inneren der Dolmetscherkabine gelandet. Hier schreibe ich über kleine Beobachtungen des Alltags, kulturelle Hin­ter­grün­de — und darüber, wie sich die Srpache verändert.Vor dem Sohn meines Frankreichbesuchs oute ich mich mit mancher Redewendung als Oldie. Zu meiner Zeit (hüstel) haben wir gelernt, dass jemanden anzurufen don­ner un coup de fil heißt. Das klingt zwar etwas umständlich, der fil… ... read more
    4 hours ago
  • The slick marketing campaign of Jeremy Corbyn
    I admire Jeremy Corbyn as a man of principle. His principles aren’t mine – but I admire him nonetheless. It turns out so do a lot of other people. Because incredibly, Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left candidate who befriended Sinn Fein at a time when the IRA were still targeting civilians with terror attacks on British Soil and now wants us to leave NATO – is poised to take leadership of… ... read more
    6 hours ago
  • Translators’ Associations and Organisations
    The benefits of joining a professional trade association have been well documented, not least by me. I am a director of the Association of Language Companies and the positives the organisation has given me far out weighs the cost.Here is a list of translator associations and organisations listed by region.InternationalFédération Internationale des Traducteurs/International Federation of TranslatorsInternational Association of Conference InterpretersThe American Association of Language SpecialistsCIUTIEuropäisches Übersetzer-Kollegium Nordrhein-Westfalen in StraelenArgentinaAsociación Argentina… ... read more
    6 hours ago
  • Correction on its Way
    I just got a tweet from Jochen Wegner, online editor of Die Zeit, informing me that the correction to story number one was mentioned in the comments to that article (I couldn't find it but that doesn't mean it's not there), and that he will be looking into correction number two. So it looks like Reporters Without Borders will be getting some money.  ... read more
    Source: German Joys
    8 hours ago
  • Most Victims of Police Shootings in the USA are Armed with Deadly Weapons
    The Washington Post is keeping a tally of people shot by the police in the USA this year. Their count is 558 so far. That sounds like a lot, and perhaps it is, even for a nation of 318 million people. But it should be kept in mind that the overwhelming majority of these cases involve people armed with deadly weapons, or things (like pellet guns) which could… ... read more
    Source: German Joys
    8 hours ago
  • Unusual Festivals From Around the World
    The world can be a strange place, take a look at some of these unusual festivals taking place all around planet Earth. There’s are so many more, so if you’ve been to, or know of, any we’ve missed let us know in the comments at the end and we’ll set about building the greatest bucket list of weird and wonderful celebrations…Here goes, brace yourselves….The Tunarama FestivalPort Lincoln, AustraliaThe top bill event at… ... read more
    9 hours ago
  • Tweet to ‘Die Zeit’
    I haven't been able to find any other way to contact editors and writers at Die Zeit except for Twitter, so here goes:     @alphahuhn @JochenBittner @sebmoll Noch 1 Fehlr. Korrektur-Countdown beginnt! http://t.co/5RAGnInpGR Schnelle korrektur = mehr € für RWB! — Andrew Hammel (@AndrewHammel1) July 30, 2015 ... read more
    Source: German Joys
    10 hours ago
  • ‘Die Zeit’ Correction Watch: 1 Error Secretly Corrected, 1 Still There
    Let me preface this post by saying that I quite like Die Zeit, the august German weekly newspaper. I have subscribed to Die Zeit for years, and have derived much pleasure and enlightenment from it, especially the Feuilleton. Sometimes I disagree with its editorial line, but who doesn't? So it's in a spirit of amity and constructive criticism that I point out what I consider to be errors and ethical… ... read more
    Source: German Joys
    10 hours ago
  • One of the few genres in which language gets to be performative,…
    One of the few genres in which language gets to be performative, and it’s.so.freaking.ugly. This was your chance to shine. :’( ... read more
    11 hours ago
  • Online-Videos: New on YouTube!
    In den letzen Tagen gab es bei der Online-Video-Plattform YouTube zwei Veränderungen: die neuen Channel Cards und die Trennung von Google+. Wie Sie diese auch zu Ihrem Vorteil nutzen können, erfahren Sie hier. Cross-Promotion nutzen mit den neuen Channel Cards YouTube bietet neuerdings die Möglichkeit über die bekannten Infokarten auch auf andere YouTube Kanäle aufmerksam zu machen. Arbeiten Sie mit Geschäftspartnern , die Sie auf diese Weise unterstützen würden,… ... read more
    11 hours ago
  • Neue Features für Dynamische Suchanzeigen
    Bei „Inside AdWords“, dem offiziellen AdWords-Blog, stellte Google diesen Montag neue Features der Dynamischen Suchanzeigen vor. Die Änderungen sollen den Kampagnentyp transparenter und effektiver machen. Kampagnen mit Dynamischen Suchanzeigen (Dynamic Search Ads) sind als Ergänzung der herkömmlichen Suchkampagnen in AdWords gedacht. DSA-Kampagnen enthalten keine hinterlegten Keywords im herkömmlichen Sinne. Mit der organischen Webcrawler Technologie analysiert Google sämtliche Produktseiten auf deren Inhalt. Bei einer Suchanfrage führt Google diese mit dem passenden… ... read more
    11 hours ago
  • “If you have no idea what you just said, it was probably not worth saying… but the…”
    “If you have no idea what you just said, it was probably not worth saying… but the ... read more
    11 hours ago
  • Uncontrolled Immigration Endangers the Welfare State
    People ask nervously: Why am I interested in European immigration policy? Because it has the potential to fundamentally shape European society for decades. As I just pointed out, the evidence shows that immigration is one of the most important factors, probably the most important factor, behind the collapse of the British Labour Party -- the one that, "left to their own devices, the respondents would have talked about all night."… ... read more
    Source: German Joys
    13 hours ago
  • Enough is enough – or when it’s time to sack a client
    I had one of those awful days last Friday, when an agency client got in touch to say her end client wasn’t satisfied with my work. I’m relieved to say this hasn’t happened more than a handful of times in my 30-year career, invariably involving clients who think they speak better English than a native speaker, but it’s none the less stressful when it does happen. With a wary but… ... read more
    13 hours ago
  • How to issue a correction
    Much has happened since 324 posted this piece about the death of the Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Notably, we have learned that Cecil’s killer was not, as initially rumored, some unidentified Spaniard, but rather a dentist from Minnesota. On that front, anyway, the facts have been clarified. But, three days later, 324‘s piece persists in identifying their source at Hwange National Park by the following jumble of letters: As any thinking person… ... read more
    14 hours ago
  • ¡Las vacaciones son para disfrutarlas! Pero antes de marchar…
    Si puedes, olvídate de todo en vacaciones. Del trabajo, de los compromisos, también de formarte. Las vacaciones son para disfrutarlas, para no tener obligaciones, para recargar pilas y volver a todo con ganas renovadas. Pero antes de marchar, sé previsor y prepara la vuelta. Como cada año antes de empezar las vacaciones, en AulaSIC queremos … Continuar leyendo » ... read more
    16 hours ago
  • Katherine Wildman
    "If you hit a writer’s block you haven’t done enough research." ... read more
    17 hours ago
  • (34)(4)Quack, Quack: A Museum for a Translator
    (34) (4)Quack, Quack: A Museum for a Translator Quack, Quack: A Museum for a Translator Image: http://www.erika-fuchs.de/erika-fuchs/One of our dear German translator colleagues recently shared a gem of information with us: there's now a museum in Germany that honors a translator (yes, one translator).  The English->German translator is none than the amazing late Erika Fuchs, who translated all things Disney comics (specifically, Carl Barks' comics… ... read more
    18 hours ago
  • Introducing your Canadian correspondent…
    …i.e. ME! Today (July 30th) I disappear into the clouds for a few hours whilst making my way home to Ontario. But if you thought I would shut up and leave you in peace until early September when I return to the UK, uh, uh. Wrong. Armed with my trusty laptop I will be keeping in touch with everyone and everything, and although I’m supposed to be relaxing and unwinding… ... read more
    24 hours ago
  • Introducing: The Worldly Marketer – Verbaccino’s newsletter about international & global marketing
    Are you taking time off to do some travelling this summer? When I travel, I want more than just a change of scenery and a break from my regular routine. To me, the whole point of travel is to get a fresh perspective. To step out of my comfort zone. To see things from a different point of view. I try not to bring any particular expectations, just an open… ... read more
    1 day ago
  • Introducing: The Worldly Marketer – Verbaccino’s newsletter about international & global marketing
    Are you taking time off to do some travelling this summer? When I travel, I want more than just a change of scenery and a break from my regular routine. To me, the whole point of travel is to get a fresh perspective. To step out of my comfort zone. To see things from a different point of view. I try not to bring any particular expectations, just an open… ... read more
    1 day ago