2017 - bring it on!

I, for one, cannot wait to put 2016 behind me... It started on a downer, with foot surgery in early January, and didn't ever really...

Life on the red planet - part 1

Here's another little look back at my time in Italy, this time I'm stopping the clock in 2004 when I arrived back in Italy and headed to...

Looking back...

A couple of years ago I started to consider the possibility of jotting my Italian life experiences down on paper... Now I'm no writer,...

Rebooting...

I'm pretty relieved that we've almost reached the end of August. This may sound like an odd statement, seeing as the entire (employed)...

A rare 'day off'...

No, don't let the title fool you... I don't have 'days off', I just have (rare) days during which I have less computer-based work to do,...

Full steam ahead

I hit the ground running on May 1st, quite literally as it happens, in that I was knee-deep in the Imola SBK weekend, working for several...

Spring has indeed sprung

Thankfully the arrival of spring has also signified the arrival of a lot more work, so big smiles all around. Having had unexpected time...

Playing catch-up

So it seems I'm not exactly cut out for blogging - it's been over a month since I was last here and I have no real excuse for not posting...

Frenetic Feb!

Well February has, thankfully, brought a dramatic upturn in terms of work, both writing and translation, so hopefully this means the...

Networking tips?

I’m interested in hearing what other translators consider to be the most effective networking methods? I am always looking to build my...

New beginnings

First and foremost, Happy New Year to you all! It's been something of a slow start to 2016, but I guess that's to be expected with most...

Clocking out

Well I'm officially signing off ahead of a three-week holiday period and, before you say it, yes, I guess this is the biggest perk of...

Irons in the fire...

Despite the fact that December is, by nature, something of a quiet month work-wise, with the racing world on its winter 'break' and...

Translation pitfalls

Well the fact that I have time to write this post, in the middle of the day on a Wednesday, is, in itself, telling. Now that my working...

SBK musings

EICMA was a little strange in that, although I've heard numbers were up on last year, it actually seemed fairly quiet. In the past it's...

Racing ahead...

It never ceases to amaze me how, in the run-up to the annual EICMA motorcycle show - and by run-up I mean the week before, at most -...

New week, fresh challenges...

This week we’ve been focusing on new-look helmets, various documents for the 2015 EICMA motorcycle show, tourism in Rome, the Valencia...