Thursday, October 25, 2012

What makes a good translation agency?

An article I had published in the July-August 2009 edition of the ITI Bulletin provides some answers. It seems to be as topical as ever. Click here to download it.

Unfortunately the link to the Universitas magazine containing the interesting and entertaining Gratisschnitzel article, which appears in the PDF file, is out of date. Click here to download the magazine. 

The ITI Bulletin article was subsequently re-published in issue 4/2009 of BDÜ's MDÜ magazine, in the February 2010 issue of Translorial (Journal of the Northern California Translators Association), in issue 1/2010 of Hieronymus (journal of the Swiss translators' association ASTTI) and on pp. 8-10 of issue 5/2010 of the Swedish Translators' Association magazine (in Swedish).

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Stunning photo of deer in Bradgate Park at sunrise with Leicester in background


Unfortunately the quality of the picture in the online version of the article is a little inferior, so I took the liberty of scanning it – see below.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Where did you get that hat?

Published in the Leicester Mercury today:

Friday, October 12, 2012

Big screen cash 'should be spent on tree planting'

See Leicester Mercury article at

Background: Some of you may be aware that I have been 'on the case' re. the tree replacement moratorium since I became aware of it a few weeks ago in the context of a diseased tree that was removed on Aylestone Road.

Today's Leicester Mercury article came about because reporter Dan Martin spotted my pertinent comments in the minutes of the last Conservation Advisory Panel (CAP) meeting, at which Sir Peter Soulsby gave a presentation on the Connecting Leicester project - see

On a more general note, it goes without saying that the Civic Society wholeheartedly supports the Connecting Leicester project - see