Punctuation Points: Thursday 22 October 2020

Parentheses or brackets, dashes or hyphens, colons or semicolons, periods or full stops? Round Table by Nordic Editors and Translators online on Thursday 22 October 2020 at 17:30 EEST (16:30 CEST) Jack (irritably): “… You can never stick to the point in any conversation!”Algy (slowly): “No: it always hurts me.”  Oscar Wilde, The Importance of […]

Panel discussion on business skills: What I wish I had known in the beginning

The panel, held at Finnbrit Language Centre, on 21 October 2019, was designed to help both those starting out and support more experienced freelancers and business owners and was very well attended. Four language professionals with different business styles and operations presented their solutions and answered questions: NEaT members Virve Juhola of Cape Context, Alice […]

An Unexpected Journey into Finnish

“It’s a dangerous business going out of your door,” said Bilbo. “You step into the Road. And if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” That happened to Kersti Juva, and to me. Our adventures in Finnish began three decades apart, hers in the 1970s when she […]