June 18, 2020

Arabic is a very rich language. Just ask any Arabic speaker, and they will tell you Arabic is the richest and most beautiful language on earth. Putting aside the bias that would probably make anyone say their language is the most beautiful and the richest, Arabic i...

June 14, 2020

A lot has been written about the significant role of Medieval Islamic physicians in the preservation and development of ancient Greek medicine. By the time Islam reached its golden age, Islamic medicine had transformed and revolutionized ancient Greek medicine, which m...

August 22, 2017

I am standing in front of a dense forest the shadows of which approach me slowly as the sun sets over the treetops. I am not afraid for I have what it takes to enter this intricate environment and find my way out skillfully. I reach into my backpack and take out my ult...

February 19, 2017

I think that almost every translator goes through the same dilemma: should I limit myself to a specific field or try to cover as many fields as possible? Well, the answer to this question depends on a few factors: 1) how far ahead we want to plan; 2) the future we imag...

February 19, 2017

I have an issue with control, in fact I might even admit at some point in the future that I’m somewhat obsessive-compulsive (which, by the way, in my opinion is one of the greatest qualities you can have as a self-employed translator!). As a freelancer there are many t...

January 1, 2017

I have been working as a translator for about ten years. One of the things I like the most about this profession is that you always learn new things about yourself and about your craft. To me translation really is a craft, just like sculpting; you start by knocking off...

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