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Why you need a virtual assistant

Why you need a virtual assistant

Many business owners are looking to outsource work as their businesses grow, but don't know where to start or how to find the right person. A virtual assistant is the perfect solution. Virtual assistants can help you save time and grow your business by ensuring you're...

A drop of ink may make a million think. – Lord Byron

A drop of ink may make a million think. – Lord Byron

The Palestinian narrative is too often recounted - and distorted - and not by the actors of the story themselves. With the bombing of our cultural centres and the confiscation of our land, to the appropriation of our hummus, the Israeli occupation is making every...

Podcast take over: S03 E20 Psychics by We Knew the Moon

Podcast take over: S03 E20 Psychics by We Knew the Moon

Listen as Randa Podcasts with sister on We Knew the Moon Podcast. "My sis Randa is back to talk to us about Psychics. Who is Glen and why do we love him so? If there are spiritual fakes, does that mean there are no spiritual reals? Do all psychics talk to ghosts? How...

Adult autism diagnoses: Why, what’s the point?

Adult autism diagnoses: Why, what’s the point?

There has been a renewed wave of interest in autism when the spotlight was shone on TV presenter and model Melanie Sykes and TV personality and National Autistic Society ambassador Christine McGuiness, who both recently revealed that they had, in their adult years,...

Translation & Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince

Translation & Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince

A lot of my work consists of editing translated writing. I've written before about how different translations of the same text can convey a very different essence and flavour, despite the original subject being the same (see my blog post on Albert Camus's book, The...

When you say to me, “you are not like the rest of them”

When you say to me, “you are not like the rest of them”, it troubles me because your understanding of race/ethnicity/culture/heritage doesn’t take into account all the shades of grey and richness that exist outside of your own. I appreciate your sentiment, but what...

12 facts about me

1. I'm a Guardian-reading, left-wing socialist. It's how my parents raised me, and I thank them for that. I still live in hope that one day we can live in a fair and equal society. 2. I have four-year-old twins called Che (boy) and Rio (girl). They are named after Che...

Why I never judge a person’s grammar and spelling

I cannot emphasise this enough.I often have people apologise to me for their spelling and grammar, or for mistakes in their text messages and emails (who has the time to proofread a text anyway?). Although it's what I do for a living, I never deem it ok to correct a...

Aujourd’hui, maman est morte

This article from The New Yorker (link below) initially caught my attention because I have loved this existentialist book since my teenage years, but also because it highlights issues in translation. I work with a lot of translators and much of my editing work deals...

My Twins, Their Autism and the Diagnosis Process

My Twins, Their Autism and the Diagnosis Process

Our story I had a strong inkling that my daughter was autistic when she was around eighteen months old, and with my son a few months later. They were born prematurely, six weeks early, and until this point, I had put their developmental delays down to this....