November 14, 2012
Reviewed by Anna Husson Isozaki
Translator Perspectives (Honyakusha no mesen). Tokyo: Japan Association of Translators, 2012. 72 pages. ISBN 978-4-906408-06-1.
This slim, concise volume recently out from the Japan Association of Translators (JAT) belongs in the collection of anyone remotely intrigued by what translation really is,... more
June 1, 2012
Reviewed by Kay Vreeland
Effective onscreen editing: new tools for an old profession. 2nd edition. 2010. By Geoff Hart. Diaskeuasis Publishing, Pointe-Claire, Quebec. Printed version: 507 p. US$34 + shipping from Lulu ISBN 978-0-9783227-4-8; PDF version: 723 p. US$20 outside Canada ISBN 978-0-9783227-5-5
December 15, 2011
Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language, by Robert McCrum. (New York: Penguin Books, 2010). ISBN 978-0-141-02710-4.
Reviewed by Charles De Wolf
Back in the early 1980s, when the weekly magazines here in Japan were publishing stories on the... more
July 8, 2011
A Fox’s Window and Other Stories, by Awa Naoko. Translated by Toshiya Kamei. (New Orleans: UNO Press, 2009). ISBN-13: 978-1-60801-006-6. $22.95.
Reviewed by Misa Dikengil Lindberg
I first came across Toshiya Kamei’s A Fox’s Window and Other Stories while performing a random Google search for “Awa Naoko translation.” I was... more
December 18, 2010
Reviewed by Edward Lipsett
I don’t read French, and to be honest if I ever knew who Apollinaire was, I’ve forgotten. When I read a review of this book in the summer 2009 issue of the BCLT1 journal In Other Words though, it sounded like something that I would really enjoy reading, for the same reason that I read and thoroughly enjoyed... more
December 15, 2009
Reviewed by Ginny Tapley Takemori
The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago (or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself). By Carol Fisher Saller. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0-226-73425-5, ISBN-10: 226-73425-0, $13.00.
The Subversive Copy Editor—what... more
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