Well, hello there! I’m so glad you stopped by. It’s a very special day here. Exactly one year ago today, I published my first post on this blog. It’s been quite exciting getting my thoughts together for you every week—an exercise in discipline, and a battle against shyness that has been well worth the effort.
These are some of the most-read posts from the past year, in case you missed them:
- NYU professional Certificate in Translation (a review of my experience)
- OCR tool review: ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac (something I don’t use too often, but am glad to have when I need it)
- Glossaries for le camfranglais (Cameroonian French) (a roundup of useful resources for non-standard French)
They were a lot of fun to put together for you! And as a thank-you for sticking with me, a “party favor” if you will, I’m raffling off a gift to two (2) lucky winners to be chosen at random.
You can take your pick if you win: a copy of Fatelessness (which I discuss here), written by Imre Kertész and translated by Tim Wilkinson; or a copy of The Story of French, by Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow. If for some reason you win and already own a copy of both of these books (like I do), then we’ll figure something else out. I’ll ship your book to anywhere in the world, so don’t be shy!
- Leave a comment below with a link to your favorite post from my blog, or with a topic you’d like me to cover in a future post.
- Like my company page over on Facebook, or leave a comment if you already like it.
- Link to this post on Twitter (be sure to include me in the Tweet! @untngldtransl8n).
You can enter once in each of the three ways to increase your chances of winning (so, 3 entries total per person). The contest is officially open from 9:00am today (August 29) through midnight next Wednesday (September 4). I’ll pick the winners at random, notify them in private, and post the results on Thursday, September 5.
Good luck, and thanks for reading!