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06 December 2019

Translation on medical topics is one of the most difficult. In addition to a thorough knowledge of the original and target languages, understanding in the field of translated material is necessary.

Medical texts are characterized by a high set ...

29 November 2019

7 amazing facts about the Japanese language and how they create difficulties for the translator

There can be up to 4 hieroglyphs in one word
Unlike related dialects, the Japanese language uses a huge number of words, concepts, definitions ...

27 November 2019

Business translation has a very specific vocabulary and is a laborious procedure. The business language is characterized by the use of neologisms, the so-called special vocabulary special terms (for business translation - economic terminology) and ...

12 November 2019

Want to scare your readers? SHOW them what your character is afraid of!

Your story needs life or death stakes (and not necessarily the murderous, knife-wielding, gravestone kind of life or death stakes). Fear and the body language of fear should ...

27 October 2019

Want to scare your readers? SHOW them what your character is afraid of!
Your story needs life or death stakes (and not necessarily the murderous, knife-wielding, gravestone kind of life or death stakes). Fear and the body language of fear should be ...

22 October 2019

Dialogue is an interaction between two (usually; sometimes more) characters. But you can up the intrigue, suspense, and/or meaning of a scene when you have a third thing drawing the attention of the two characters. That’s triangulation in a ...

14 October 2019

All successful writers are bookworms first and writers second. Whether you read fiction or nonfiction, it’s important to constantly fill your mind with the work of those who’ve mastered their craft. 
Not only do you exercise your creativity muscle ...

06 October 2019

Looking for writing inspiration?
Since 1990, the media organization known simply as TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has hosted an annual conference with presentations devoted to “Ideas worth spreading.”
These “TED Talks,” as they came to ...

30 September 2019

To ForeShadow or Not to Foreshadow
Not every plot point in your story needs to be hinted at over the course of your story. If you do, you run the risk of flooding your book with more hints than your readers will be able to navigate.
So, how do you ...

23 September 2019

THE BEST NOVELS—THE STORIES ENSHRINED FOREVER ON OUR BOOKSHELVES—ARE THE ONES THAT FEEL TRULY MAGICAL.
If you’re hoping to create this same effect in your own novel, keep these four methods in mind…
1) Leave Some Mysteries Unanswered
When ...