Some writing about different aspects of translation and interpreting work – more to follow soon!

Under “2.6 Writing” – a set of 26 short texts I wrote as a charity writing challenge, around the time of the cancelled London Marathon in 2020, when the UK was first in lockdown due to Covid 19.  Many people did sports or other challenges to raise money for charities in the absence of marathon fundraising. I fundraised for Scottish Women’s Aid by writing something each day on the theme of “At Home,” each one exactly 260 words, every day for 26 days. 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jennifer-alexander4 

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Interpreting – The black chicken

We set off early every day to be at the refinery by eight. R. is an engineer from Texas and his southern drawl couldn’t get …

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Translation – Danish Hygge

More than cosy Wandering into a local bookshop a while back, I was surprised by a display of books on Scandinavia – mostly about Denmark – …

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Translation – Enrolado

When English can’t quite cover it.A Portuguese word I love is enrolado. In Brazil, it seemed to be everywhere. It can mean rolled up, like a …

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Language learning- Subtitles

It was a surprise to be offered a subtitled showing of Trainspotting 2. I’ve heard of this in the U.S. or even England but I …

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2.6 Writing

1. Leaving

They’ve gone into a home. We clear their house over several slow weeks: their belongings and everyday habits preserved. Tea pot with cosy, thimble collection …

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2. Web

Each evening we observe her. Fine, silvery strands spun across the window corner, on the outside. Even so, I shut the curtains – A. won’t …

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