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English, French and Italian translations, web-writing and workshops. Scotland based, international reach
English, French and Italian translations, web-writing and workshops. Scotland based, international reach

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Mind your tongue: Language nationalism (in Germany, but not only) via @EconCulture @TheEconomist http://econ.st/1zevBio
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Fascinating article: The amazing brains of the real-time interpreters by @mosaicscience via @BBC_Future http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141117-the-ultimate-multi-taskers
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Two articles for desk-workers. One tells us that the adverse effects of an over-sedentary job may be reversible. And the other… well, just in case they're not.
Sit or stand (1) Take a seat. You may be able to reverse the damage sitting all day does to your health. http://t.co/ELOzPzWAWF
Sit or stand (2) But just in case: A user's guide to standing while you work: bit.ly/1xIEtPE pic.twitter.com/3mRFhpBUEs http://ow.ly/BunYz http://ow.ly/BunYY
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Dead chuffed to learn I've passed the Nielsen Norman Group User Experience Certification exam! Web-writing's my main field of expertise but the exam included designing for mobile, information architecture, interaction design, accessibility, mobile apps, user testing, visual design, user psychology and lots more. Phew! http://ow.ly/Bveea
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New (very short!) blog post: Something Understood: a radio programme about translation http://ow.ly/zHc7d
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As you probably know, UNICEF (the United Nations organisation for children and child rights) is working in partnership with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to save and change children’s lives. Another Scottish organisation supporting UNICEF and children's rights is Auchterellon Primary School in the north-east of the country. The pupils, along with singer/songwriter Amy Fraser, have written and recorded a great song called "We Are The Children". Please support the children's efforts, and through them, UNICEF, by buying the single! http://ow.ly/zDxmZ
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"Studying a language had been like drinking from a mental fountain of youth".
Interesting article by William Alexander in the New York Times on the (unexpected) benefits of language learning, even if that entails "Failing at French". Especially interesting for the "baby-boomer" generation. http://ow.ly/zlSQR
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"The Invasion of Britain"
Interesting article by Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini in New York Times on how "study-vacations" (to learn English) foster a lasting sense of "European-ness" in young people. I wish, though, that he hadn't referred to the UK as "England" throughout the article - especially as he himself studied English in Edinburgh, as well as in London and… Eastbourne?!? http://ow.ly/zlJx2
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