Why Do I Write in English?

The first Roman emperor famously said: “When you gain a new language, you gain a new soul.” I am not sure that I’ve gained a new soul after having learned English but I’ve gained a good ‘rice bowl’ – something which allows me to make a living. “Why do you » Read More

How to Master Latin Abbreviations in Five Minutes

    Do you struggle to understand Latin abbreviations? Maybe you hadn’t even realised they came from Latin. Nowadays there are only a handful of Latin abbreviations that are used regularly in English. In less than 5 minutes you can have them all at your fingertips. A quick reminder » Read More

To Self-Publish or Not to Self-Publish?

  We talk to French journalist and author Anne Garrigue about the rather entrepreneurial way she launched her latest non-fiction book. As contributors to the project – we translated it from French into English and did all the proofreading work – we’ve taken great pleasure in stepping into the » Read More

Retrieving Words from Our Memory Bank

  I believe that our brains are so clever that when we want to express something our word retrieval system pulls out the ‘right’ word from our memory banks. Only, sometimes that word is in the wrong language, meaning not the language in which we are conversing. I don’t » Read More