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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...

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....

My Guest Blog Post for Autism Unravelled

My Guest Blog Post for Autism Unravelled

My Twins, Their Autism and the Diagnosis Process https://www.autism-unravelled.com/blog/2020/6/11/autism-assessment-amp-diagnosis-a-parent-voice This month the Autism Unravelled Blog has a take-over guest, a parent who has been through the autism diagnostic process...