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… call for unusual measures. Whatever your views on the current global situation and whatever the outcome will eventually be, one thing is certain: these are unusual times in the literal meaning. Nothing is or works the usual way anymore, it seems, and the effects on everyone, whether privately or professionally, are hard to ignore. For me, this week has been very busy with work, both translations and school …

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Last week I was the interpreter at a German-Australian wedding “out in the country”. I had requested and received the mayor’s speech beforehand so I could translate it – anyone who has ever interpreted at a wedding knows how fond the officials are of quotes, poems, pithy sayings and clever plays of words, and how hard it is to translate those off the cuff?! The speech consisted of five pages …

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