About this Blog

The title of the blog is a direct homage to Peter Newmark, who, with his series of "paragraphs on translation", was already blogging on translation (though on paper) more than a quarter century ago.

When I started this blog I thought it would help attract more visitors (and perhaps potential customers) to our company's web site.

It has become, instead, a way to share my passion for this profession with others.

Something about me

My name is Riccardo Schiaffino.

I have always worked in translation: first as a freelance translator, then as a partner in a translation company, later still as translator, and translation manager for a major software company.

As a translation manager, my main interest was the improvement of translation quality and the development of translation quality metrics and tools.

Currently I work in Aliquantum, a small company which I established with a few friends and colleagues to provide high-quality translation services and language consulting.

I have also taught translation at Denver University's University College where I taught courses on the theory and practice of translation, localization of software and web pages, computer-assisted translation tools, and translation project management.

Thank you for visiting!