Sunday, January 30, 2011

Do you see your comments here?

If you have written a comment here in About Translation, and you do not see it, let me know: another blogger told me that her comments never appeared here.

I never delete a comment just because it is critical of something I wrote. The only comments I erase are those that are clearly spam (along the lines of “excellent post, come and see my web site at”).

Comments to older posts go through moderation (to cut down on spamming), but I normally publish them within a few hours. Comments to recent posts should appear immediately, unless they are caught by Blogger’s spam filter (but I check the quarantined comments often, and allow all those that are not spam).

So, if you do not see your comments, write to my gmail address (RSchiaffino {at} When you write, include the text of your comment, and tell me which post it refers to: if I cannot find your comment among those waiting for moderation, I’ll post the comment myself, mentioning that you sent it. I’ll also try to see with blogger’s technical support if anything can be done to prevent comments from disappearing.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New on About Translation

In the past few months I have made some changes to this blog: a new template, which I hope you find more legible (no more dark blue text on a lighter blue background), easier to distinguish tabs on top, and a new background image (it’s a photo I took of an old diplomatic letter).

The most important change is the “Quick Tips” section in the sidebar: I’m using Twitter to micro-blog about interesting tools, books, sites I find, or stray thoughts. I’m still not accustomed to the Twitter format – 140 characters is very little room for a post, but it should be enough for these quick jottings.

Monday, January 10, 2011

First CTA event of the year: goals for 2011

I’ve just returned from the first CTA event of 2011.

Due probably to the cold weather and icy roads, there were just nine of us, this time. We discussed our goals for 2011: things such as how to expand our business, which kind of customers to target, and so on.

The CTA is going to be very active this year:

  • On January 22nd we’ll have our belated holiday party (the deadline for registration is January 14: you can register on the CTA Website).
  • In February I will give a presentation on XBench and on its many uses for translators.
  • The big even will certainly be the CTA mid-year conference, which will be held on May 14, in Boulder, in a really spectacular location.

… and of course there will be several more interesting events.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year

Best wishes of a Happy and prosperous 2011!