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Alison Hughes
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French to English translator and copywriter for the creative industries
French to English translator and copywriter for the creative industries

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A long-overdue post. The Salon du Chocolat in Paris.
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After far too many months' silence, while I upped sticks and moved to the seaside, today's blog post is about keeping our skills fresh and making contacts in our specialist industries.
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The latest in my "So what does a translator do? series has just been published.
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Fabolous fish and georgeus steaks
A menu funny posted on Facebook this morning inspired me to write the poem. I simply loved "fabolous and georgeus" and had to find a way to use them. F abolous fish and georgeus steaks Please don’t adjust your spellcheck, I find the phrase divine. And one C...
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Moving away from the source....
After a guest post by Elisa Bonora on Marian Dougan's award winning blog - Words to Good Effect - a Twitter conversation ensued about how we move away from the source text. Here's my method in a little poem: The (very) creative text The text is creative, it...
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Pandas and Penguins
This poem is dedicated to Anne Diamantidis who taught me not to fear pandas and penguins Pandas and penguins, just cute animals you thought, Well according to Google, apparently not. You’d be right in thinking they’re found in a zoo, But good old Google loo...
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Holidays
The final bell this term has rung And the summer holidays have begun The kids are hyper, poor hubby’s tired But to the computer I’m still wired Another page then a quick read through Why is there always so much to do? An early start tomorrow beckons We’ll m...
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Holidays
The final bell this term has rung And the summer holidays have begun The kids are hyper, poor hubby’s tired But to the computer I’m still wired Another page then a quick read through Why is there always so much to do? An early start tomorrow beckons We’ll m...
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BP14 - the poem
A conference in Budapest, that sounds like fun, Many on offer but this could be the one, A conference a year is my ultimate goal, Good for my business, even better for my soul. Fast forward some months and it’s fait accompli I arrive at the hotel, two colle...
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