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December 23, 2019

Some say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time of warm and fuzzy feelings and heart-felt gifts being exchanged, a time of family get-togethers and long-held traditions.

It’s Christmas!

As a Spaniard living in Wales, I can sometimes miss the traditions of my native country at this time of year – traditions like the Christmas lottery, tapas on Chr...

March 25, 2018

Easter is the most important festival in the Christian Church. It is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and can be held between 21st March and 25th April. The exact date is decided by the date of the Sunday after the first full moon that follows the Spring equinox in the northern hemisphere. But what traditions are celebrated in different...

December 18, 2017

Spanish Christmas traditions are fascinating: a time for carols, festive spirit and joy. If you are going on holiday to Spain or just want to be aware and respectful to the Spanish people, take note of these six dates with very peculiar traditions to blend in with the locals.

December 22nd: Christmas lottery

The unofficial start of Christmas is on Decemb...

May 1, 2017

I must admit that my clients dictated my specialisms at the start of my career as a freelance translator. Ceramics was the subject of my first large project; it took me six weeks to successfully complete 30,000 words.

Since then, I have carefully expanded my range of specialisms because, as you may know, we cannot become legal experts or doctors in a coup...

September 6, 2016

In the past months, love-related translation projects have been arriving in my inbox, ranging from a desperate love letter from a boyfriend addressing his ex-girlfriend’s mum, to a Pre-Marital Agreement and a Divorce Decree.

Did you include in your wedding preparations a legal agreement to cover the eventuality of a breakdown of the marriage, annulment, j...

May 27, 2016

I believe translating is an act of creation, comprising three stages: idea, expression and recognition.

Before I start translating, I read the source text. Every translator starts with an idea. I do not have a clear concept of what shape the translation may take, only a desire to render the same message in the target language.

Finally, I start writing. C...

February 21, 2016

Do you think you can benefit from running a PPC campaign in Spanish?

The buying power of Hispanics in the USA is $1.5 trillion, and almost two thirds of them are digital buyers.

Interestingly, a significant 35% of US Hispanics use Spanish to shop online. Here are a few reasons why.

-They don’t want to miss any details, whether it is the return policy det...

January 19, 2016

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is something all translators can do for their own website. You only need to select keywords based on the profile of your current and potential customers and place them in your page.


Long Tails


In my previous posts, I gave some tips on how to research relevant keywords for website translation.


In order to start optimizing...

December 21, 2015

Recently, a client running a Spa asked me to localise his website. It happened that I asked him: “Would you like clients to find your website in Spain?” As you can imagine, the answer was yes.


I suggested doing keyword research for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) purposes. Why? Because it helps customers to find a website in different countries.


In this...

November 25, 2015

Translation agencies use LinkedIn to check on potential translators, but more important they also look for new translators on this social network.


You can easily increase your presence on LinkedIn, appearing in relevant positions in search results when potential clients look for candidates like you using search engines like Google.


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