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Are you ready to go freelance?

June 9 was National Freelancer’s day in the UK and even though we don’t celebrate it in Greece I was planning to take some time off to look into  some CPD and translator training courses as well as ponder about some changes I want to make in my translation agency. However, and brilliantly illustrating the fact that a freelancer…

Translator training summer courses

Personal and professional development is all the rave lately – and not without reason. Our hectic schedules and limited time, though, do not allow for much of any of those two. Or do they? This summer consider doing something for yourself and your business – enrol in a summer course! It is fun and useful at…

The Soundtrack of Dreams -Dreamology by Lucy Keating

The science of dreams is an exciting and largely unmapped territory. According to Freud, dreams are coded desires or symbols, while for Jung, they are a bridge towards the unconscious. Other scholars consider them to be a mental procedure, while some, such as Hartman see them as a kind of therapy. All views have a…

Most-Stolen Books ;)

bib·lio·klept  noun \ˈbiblēəˌklept, -lēōˌ-\ : one who steals books Have you ever wondered which books get stolen the most? Is there a pattern there or are they random? Well, good old wikipedia has an answer: Amis, Bukowski, Burroughs, Raymond Carver, Don DeLillo and Jack Kerouac are among the most stolen [sic] authors. Ron Rosenbaum, an author and New York…

10 reasons why I love blogging

Why do we love blogging so much? And is the death of blogging nearer than ever or should the Cassandras of this world stop predicting this unlikely possibility? Here are 10 reasons I love blogging (almost) as much as reading : It is a fantastic form of expression. It is a little bit like having your own column…