Archive for August, 2007

Harry Potter, mon Dieu!

August 9, 2007

As published in the Guardian Unlimited:

French teen in trouble for allegedly posting his own translation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

For those who care about such things, the article contains zero spoilers. Who knew that the French had to wait until October to read the grand finale of this saga? Or that the official French translator didn’t get to read it himself until the official publishing date in English?

I didn’t.

Catching up

August 9, 2007

To whoever was wondering about my lack of posts: relax. I have not been abducted by aliens, disappeared under a pile of laundry, or been consumed by the contents of my produce drawer.

Work at the SGN agency continues to go OK. As far as my freelancing work, it still goes well. I just completed my most recent assignment.

Below is a list of productive things I could do before my next assignment:

  • Take the time to familiarize myself even more with my CAT tools.
  • Organize my TMs (translation memories), files.
  • Clean out my closet.
  • Organize and back up my financial records.
  • Update my website.
  • Cook some healthy, sensible meals and freeze them so that I don’t end up giving my family junk food (“What’s wrong with chips and salsa? You got fiber and you got a vegetable!”) for dinner when I am on deadline.

I am going to end up knitting, of course.