Closer wor(l)ds—a blog for linguists

31 October 2011

Romanian football player hit by hooligan on the pitch

Among the team members of Inbox Translation, there are a lot of football lovers (we have other passions too beside translations). So, no wonder we were […]
26 October 2011

The Language Show 2011

This year’s Language Show took place between 21-23 October at the National Hall, Olympia, London. If you have missed it, you can check their website to […]
17 October 2011

Machine translations – episode 3

It has been a while since I started to have a look at the existing free online translation tools, but that’s mainly because most of them […]
25 September 2011

Top tips for interpreters

If you want to be a professional interpreter, whatever the language combination,  there are some things you need to consider: 1. Dress code. Dress smartly and […]
29 August 2011

Romglish (or how NOT to do a translation)

Remember the episode when I had become a man? Oh, well, I just thought I was “lucky” enough to find such a “professional” translation services. But, […]
18 August 2011

Scammers – love ‘em or hate ‘em?

I know that the question in the title may seem a rhetorical question, but someone with enough common sense as not to fall into their traps, […]
12 January 2011

Machine translations – episode 2

In the attempt to compare the existing translating software available online, I used the same text, proverbs and idioms for all of them (from Romanian to […]
01 January 2011

Machine translations – episode 1

Hi all, As I mentioned in a previous post, I am going to put some translation tools to the test and review them. So, let’s get the party […]
30 December 2010

Machine translations – Prologue

Hi all, I have decided to test and review some of the most popular translating tools available online. All the programmes will be translating a general […]