Interesting Stories

Saving others through French translation

Saving others through French translation

Have you ever saved someone due to translation issues? I guess it is possible, but maybe not life or death. Let me share a story about how this could possibly happen. My husband was a truck driver learning French with his weekly trips to Quebec. He had been learning the basics of reading signs, menus, […]

Translation from Inside the Kitchen Window

Translation from Inside the Kitchen Window

As a translator you want to make sure the information you are translating will relate to the intended audience. Getting the right phrases for the region or the correct terminology are all part of the job when translating documents and presentations. Sometimes it can be more fun not to translate and let the language of […]

The Beauty of Quebec

The Beauty of Quebec

Jimmy and Tammy were on their first vacation together since marrying early last year. As much as they wanted to see Europe that was out of range of their budget at this time so they thought a visit to Quebec City would be the next best thing. Jimmy wanted to impress Tammy while away on […]

How to make it through a trip to Quebec as a trucker

How to make it through a trip to Quebec as a trucker

My husband used to drive truck throughout Quebec on a regular basis. He wasn’t bilingual, but knew enough to get himself through the Province. Although he took high school French he never used it after that until he began trucking. In his early years the company he drove for went to the same place most […]

Translation Fury-How to Ruin a Person’s Day!

Translation Fury-How to Ruin a Person’s Day!

The phone rang and a mad gasp was on the other end of the phone, “Can you help me? I need a document translated by tomorrow morning, it’s urgent.” As I tried to calm down the person enough that I could understand what the lady wanted, I managed to get out of her that she […]