An Interpreter in “the City of Dreams”

A really surreal story

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“The greatest city on the face of the Earth?”

By Pyotr Patrushev

Russian-English translation

illustration ©Simon and Schuster
(used with permission)

A few years back I got an email from a colleague, a French interpreter, that the City of Dreams was looking to hire international interpreters like myself for the Greatest Fun and Games event on earth. Continue Reading →

Collecting Rent in the Tower of Babel

tower of babel

illustration ©Simon and Schuster
(used with permission)

There are some people who think that translators and interpreters are at worst a nuisance and at best a necessary evil; many a businessmen and lawyer have asked questions about the possible advent of automated translation and interpreting systems.

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