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Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
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Nov 4, 2016

I was just thinking it may be good to have one on ProZ. We could exchange ideas, but more importantly, organize writing sessions or writing contests on some topics. We could then vote the best piece. The forms could be poems, short stories, articles, drama/dialogues, etc.

While it's a separate world from translation, it's still related, and may be a good additional training for advancing or conditioning language skills.

Feedback please?


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Protection of payment Nov 4, 2016

Lingua 5B wrote:

I was just thinking it may be good to have one on ProZ. We could exchange ideas, but more importantly, organize writing sessions or writing contests on some topics. We could then vote the best piece. The forms could be poems, short stories, articles, drama/dialogues, etc.

While it's a separate world from translation, it's still related, and may be a good additional training for advancing or conditioning language skills.

Feedback please?


I support this idea. My key focus is on protection of translators against non-payment, the weaker in this language industry.

Soonthon L.


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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You mean something like this? Nov 4, 2016

In the late 1950s, the Wool Marketing Board (UK) ran a series of advertisements with rhymes ending in the line: "There is no substitute for wool".

I wrote one, as follows, and submitted it to them (just before Halloween, 1957), but they didn't use it.

‘Twas at the witching midnight hour
When Anne Boleyn walked round the Tower,
With stately step, serene and calm,
And head tucked underneath her arm.
She had no fear of winter ills.
Her woollen cloak kept out the chills.
For gremlin, banshee, ghost or ghoul,
There is no substitute for wool.


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Henry Dotterer
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Copywriting / transcreation forum added Nov 4, 2016

Good suggestion! http://www.proz.com/forum/1856

I have moved some existing threads into the new forum.


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Thank you, Henry. Nov 4, 2016

That was very fast, thank you. Hope the forum will be active and we will see some great interactions and pieces created. A contest would be great too.

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Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Brilliant! Nov 4, 2016

Jack Doughty wrote:

‘Twas at the witching midnight hour
When Anne Boleyn walked round the Tower,
With stately step, serene and calm,
And head tucked underneath her arm.
She had no fear of winter ills.
Her woollen cloak kept out the chills.
For gremlin, banshee, ghost or ghoul,
There is no substitute for wool.



Brilliant!

[Edited at 2016-11-04 14:54 GMT]


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Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
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Interesting rhymes. Nov 4, 2016

Jack Doughty wrote:

In the late 1950s, the Wool Marketing Board (UK) ran a series of advertisements with rhymes ending in the line: "There is no substitute for wool".

I wrote one, as follows, and submitted it to them (just before Halloween, 1957), but they didn't use it.

‘Twas at the witching midnight hour
When Anne Boleyn walked round the Tower,
With stately step, serene and calm,
And head tucked underneath her arm.
She had no fear of winter ills.
Her woollen cloak kept out the chills.
For gremlin, banshee, ghost or ghoul,
There is no substitute for wool.




It's also full of history. Written in 1957, mentioning Anne Boleyn (1500s). Good job, we like it, even though WMB didn't use it.


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