A little shout-out to a few sites I recently included in my blog roll. Go check them out if you haven’t already:
- The Greener Word: Abigail Dahlberg is a German-English translator specializing in environmental issues and waste management in particular. I think of all the non-translators I meet who assume translation is such a niche business to begin with. They’re always astounded to hear about people like Abigail who translate in such a focused area. Anyway, check out her terrific blog. I like the name, “The Greener Word,” which I understand the Masked Translator had something to do with. Brilliant! I also like fact Abigail specializes in the environment, one of my interests too (I’m making the assumption here that she not only translates environmental matters, but cares about the environment — who knows? She might toss her toner cartridges out her Hummer window — don’t hold that against her as you read ; )
- PM Hut: The Project Management Hut is a site I learned about after my recent post, What’s the deal with Project Managers? PM Hut takes the role of the project manager very seriously and, although it doesn’t seem to tackle the translation project manager specifically, our industry, which often views the PM as an afterthought, could do with some more professionalism. Check them out.
- Patently Silly: Let me end on a laugh. People try to patent the silliest things. A friend of mine in college proposed a velcro strip on your bedroom wall and a velcro tab sewed into each piece of clothing — who needs a closet? (Hey, that one’s actually not that bad come to think of it.) Check out Patently Silly for some truly bad ideas… and a good chuckle.