Concentrate on your work 專心敲鍵盤

Concentration is forever an issue of translator, editor and writer. If you need to handle a number of chores in one day, it is advisable that you take care of the miscellaneous matters before working on your project of the day. A good arrangement is to work three...

The Man who Sold the World 〈典當世界的男人〉

The Man who Sold the World 〈典當世界的男人〉 Composed and Lyrics by David Bowie 詞曲:大衛鮑伊 We passed upon the stair We spoke of was and when Although I wasn’t there He said I was his friend 我們走過梯間 訴說起何時何地 縱使我不在那方 他說我是他朋友 Which came as a surprise I spoke into his eyes I...

Being bilingual doesn’t make you a translator 懂中英文不一定懂得翻譯

很多人不知道譯者的專業是做什麼工作,而且常常以為中英/日中/日英雙語掌握得差不多就可以當一個譯者。這個看法,若是處理一兩篇短篇文章可能還應付得來,一旦必須長年累月從事跨語文工作,力不從心交出來的譯文,效果必定不滿意。 臺灣「阿滴英文」與「浩爾譯世界」合作的這支短片就清楚證明這一點,有興趣的網友可以慢慢欣賞。我想補充的一點是:無論是筆譯和口譯,若譯者輕視工作內容而且認為自己可以輕鬆應付,則必定遭致很多翻譯陷阱的反撲。 人性往往喜歡自以為是,而翻譯卻正好將譯者時時拉回來面對現實,每一個翻譯工作都必須用心處理。 Many do not...

伍佰〈海上的島〉 Island on the Sea (WuBai)

伍佰〈海上的島〉 詞曲:伍佰 Island on the Sea by WuBai Lyrics and Composed by WuBai 聽妳的心跳 聽妳咧喘氣 看你的目睭 給你穿乎水水 迷戀妳的姿態 欣賞妳的標緻 乎我給你照顧 乎妳不通嚥氣 (Listening to your heartbeat; listening to you taking a breather. Looking at your eyes; dressing you up. Fascinated by your posture;...

When you are working from home 居家工作攻略

由於新冠肺炎肆虐全球,很多人必須待在家裡工作,以便減少辦公室的人群聚集。在家工作既減少通勤,又可隨時工作,累了可以隨時休息,其實好處多得很。只是,多數人認為自己沒有紀律每天維持固定工作量。 因為我從大學時代就培養了自律的習慣,再加上倔強的個性天生鄙視惰性,所以很喜歡居家日以繼夜一直工作的感覺。當然,有一點必須注意的是,過度投入工作會不會身心疲累,因此必須多多運動鍛鍊體力。...

Focus, focus, and focus 專注專注再專注

Translation is a job where you need a lot of focus. Of course, I can always waste my time by reading political news every now and then during working hours. But I chose not to do that. It takes great discipline to always focus on work. If I were to spend five minutes...