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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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