Category: Did you know…


Strictly for freelancers

If you’re working from home or if you’re working alone somewhere, sometimes you have to consider leaving your private space and engage with the rest of the world.
Communication and interaction are crucial. We do communicate with clients, with fellow translators and sometimes with friends, but most of the time we do it on social media, with text messages and rarely do we speak to them on the phone. But are we avoiding real human interaction or real life engagement for the sake of time or money? We are social beings after all. This article lists a few tricks that can boost our productivity and our self-awareness, even deal with our hermit-like behavior.


Free online education

FutureLearn is a private company wholly-owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of  experience in distance learning and online education. It offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world.

The courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop.

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Self-censoring font

The Department of Homeland Security has a list of 370 words it tracks on social media to identify possible terroristic or public health treats and follow unfolding natural disasters. A downloadable font from designer Emil Kozole, brilliantly illustrates these linguistic triggers by redacting these so-called spook words. Type something as innocent as “facility” or “San Diego” and before your cursor even jumps a space ahead, the word is hidden behind a black strike-through. It’s disturbing, frustrating, and alarming, and that’s the point.Read more…