Also see A freelance translator’s lifestyle
The perfect present for a freelance translator has arrived! Mox: Illustrated Guide to Freelance Translation by Alejandro Moreno-Ramos is a must-have for all the translators out there with a sense of humor who are also willing to take some time to reflect on the actors in the translation industry and the role each of them plays. It is very likely that you will also pick your favorite and least favorite characters in Mox’s book (chances are you will find some similarities between yourself and at least one of them).
Apart from numerous hilarious first-ever-published cartoons the book features thirteen articles by the following renowned freelance translators:
- Alex Eames
- Benny Lewis
- Céline Graciet
- Corinne McKay
- Jill Sommer
- Judy Jenner
- Kevin Lossner
- Laurent Laget
- Pablo Muñoz
- Ramón Somoza
- Rose Newell
- Sarah M. Dillon
- Steve Vitek
So if you are a translator and you have not written your letter yet, make sure you add this item to your list.
You’ll have a fun holiday season!
As the year 2011 comes to an end I’d like to express my gratitude to Translator Fun’s readers. I’m thrilled with the experience of having this space to share cartoons and ideas with my colleagues and it is pretty amazing to find that my colleagues out there enjoy them.
Special thanks to Susana Santos, Valentina Puzzola A-Motore Masi, Lachezara Raykova, Sol Brienza, Milena Balj Nikolić, Emmanuelle Hautbois, Josée DesbiensA Lex Expert Műszaki Kft, Ena Slavkovic, David C. Hendricks Roberts, Itsaso Holgado Roitegi, Ling Wistka Noelia Pernaz, Nurcay Yıldız, Jin-Xin Haipl, Irina Rață, Katja Anić, Lucía Rouco Paz, Rasa Kacevičiūtė, Tatyana Lomovtseva, Wa’ad Younane Simeonoglou, Sally Tomato, Marta Chereshnovska, Dimitra Karamperi, Licha Elizabeth PJ, Watanabe Shinsuke and Jenny Yi-Han Huang for the translations they provided on Facebook.
I look forward to sharing more cartoons and having fun together in 2012.
Also see this cartoon in Spanish.
Christmas and New Year’s eve are just around the corner. Are you planning to work during the holiday season? Are you ready to receive a last-minute job offer?
See more cartoons in this series:
- Translator’s lifestyle — always “on duty”
- A freelance translator’s lifestyle
- Translator’s oath
- A translator at a restaurant
- How translators cope with insomnia
- A freelance translator goes on vacation
- Strategies to handle the lack of feedback from clients — self-praise
- Translator’s lifestyle series — let go of it now!
- Translator’s promises — don’t crash on me!
- The art of multitasking