Translation: The Inside Story

October 7, 2020 / by Andrew Morris


A few months back, after reading a post about misconceptions that non-translators (aka “the rest of the world”) have about our beloved profession, we called for a group of volunteers to help work on a short publication, telling the world who we were, what we did, where, when and how we did it, and why.

We formed a group on Facebook and for a number of days we brainstormed these angles one by one. Using the information we came up with, I wrote a few texts and then shared them with the group, and we critiqued each one in turn until we were happy, before sending the whole thing on to Henry.

A few final comments and observations later, we were ready to go. All it needed was a nice layout and we could share it with the world.

Now we can finally announce it’s here – put together with love and care. The idea was not to inform industry insiders, who know the score anyway, but to give friends, family, non-translator colleagues and anyone else an insight into our profession.

The authors are all credited inside. It’s called  “Translation: the Inside Story” and we’re delighted to present it.

We hope you enjoy it, and let us know what you think. And please feel free to share far and wide!

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Andrew Morris

Written by Andrew Morris

French to English translator, Translation Mastermind founder, staff.

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