A baby translator’s superhero

Babies' favorite superheroes -- click on the image to enlarge

Babies’ favorite superheroes — click on the image to enlarge

This post is dedicated to MOX II – What they don’t tell you about translation, the new great book by Alejandro Moreno-RamosI was delighted to get a copy of this book as this superhero has inspired me to start my own blog in the first place.

In Mox II, Alejandro Moreno-Ramos tackles the subjects of slavelance translators, the dangerous threat of Gurgle translate, less-than-honest colleagues, and much more.

This book includes 205 comic strips, more than half of which have never been published before, twelve articles written by distinguished translators and interpreters well known in the industry and some bonus material such as a guide to starting your own webcomic, plus step-by-step instructions for drawing Mox.

Mox II is an excellent present for your colleagues and for yourself.

A really hilarious book about translators and the translation industry.

Well done, Alejandro!

 

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A freelance translator’s letter to Santa

A freelance translator's letter to Santa -- click on the image to enlarge

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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:

  1. Alex Eames
  2. Benny Lewis
  3. Céline Graciet
  4. Corinne McKay
  5. Jill Sommer
  6. Judy Jenner
  7. Kevin Lossner
  8. Laurent Laget
  9. Pablo Muñoz
  10. Ramón Somoza
  11. Rose Newell
  12. Sarah M. Dillon
  13. 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!

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