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September 1, 2021
Book Review: In the Beginning Was the Sea

The book In the Beginning Was the Sea by Tomás Gonzalez (originally released in 1983, translated into English by Frank Wynne and released in 2014) is one of my favorite books I've read this year. It is about the characters J. and Elena, a young couple from Medellin who move to a farm on the […]

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August 19, 2021
5 Best Programs for Latin American Spanish to English Subtitle Translation 2021

Hello, fellow translators. This week I will be focusing on audio-visual translation (also known as subtitle translation). Are you looking for a tool to help you with Latin American Spanish to English subtitle translation? Look no further! Here are the top five best subtitle translation programs available on the market in 2021. 5. Aegisub Aegisub […]

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July 4, 2021
Book Review: Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s third novella, Chronicle of a Death Foretold (released in 1981, translated to English by Gregory Rabassa and released in 1983), is a gritty account of the murder of Santiago Nasar by twins Pedro and Pablo Vicario, as told from the author’s (not entirely) fictional first-person point of view. It is perhaps the […]

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June 17, 2021
Immigrant Interview: Luis from Guatemala

Country of origin: GuatemalaCapital: Guatemala CityPopulation: ~18 million¹ Recently, I invited my friend from Guatemala who I met about 3 years ago to my house for an interview about immigration. What follows is a condensed version of our conversation, translated from Spanish. RR: Hi, I'm here with Luis Chali, an immigrant from Guatemala. Let's talk […]

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June 3, 2021
Book Review: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman is a story of the clash between western and eastern medicine, centered around the Hmong Lee family living in Merced, California. At the beginning of the novel, the mother of the family gives birth to a baby girl, Lia, who is shortly-after diagnosed with […]

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May 20, 2021
Book Review: Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez’s novel Of Love and Other Demons (released in 1994, translated into English by Edith Grossman) tells the tale of Sierva Marín: a young girl who has been bitten by a rabid dog and is subsequently believed to be possessed. It is quite short in comparison to other novels by the Colombian writer, […]

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