Merry Christmas, translator!


A present from Santa to you, translator. Merry Christmas
A present from Santa to you, translator. Merry Christmas


Dear translator, Santa has a present for you this Christmas. Enjoy! This might not be the only one… stay tuned!

If you are thinking about your fellow translators this Christmas and you would like to share the good vibes about being a freelance translator, send them one of Translator Fun’s Christmas cards.

Merry Christmas!

May Santa be with you…


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A freelance translator’s letter to Santa

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

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:

  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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Best wishes for 2012

Best wishes for 2012 -- click on the image to enlarge

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 SantosValentina Puzzola A-Motore MasiLachezara RaykovaSol BrienzaMilena Balj NikolićEmmanuelle HautboisJosée DesbiensA Lex Expert Műszaki KftEna SlavkovicDavid C. Hendricks RobertsItsaso Holgado RoitegiLing Wistka Noelia PernazNurcay YıldızJin-Xin HaiplIrina RațăKatja AnićLucía Rouco PazRasa KacevičiūtėTatyana LomovtsevaWa’ad Younane SimeonoglouSally TomatoMarta ChereshnovskaDimitra KaramperiLicha Elizabeth PJWatanabe 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.









Freelance translator’s lifestyle — Getting ready for the holiday season

Getting ready for the holiday season — click on the image to enlarge

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?

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