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Preston Decker  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:18
Chinese to English
Nov 17, 2015

During five minute breaks from work, the idea of picking up a book and reading up on legal drafting is a daunting one, but I've found that a good blog can provide just the right mix between education and relaxation to (occasionally) lure me away from mindless perusing of Yahoo News and sports webpages.

I'm hoping we can get a running list of blogs going, as I'd like to find a few more good ones. I'm especially looking for a field-specific blogs to use as resources for translations, but non-translation blogs are welcome as well.

On my end, I'd highly recommend that anyone working with legal translations visit Ken Adams drafting site: http://www.adamsdrafting.com/blog/

In terms of non-translation blogs, I'm a big fan of farwestchina.com . Anyone with an interest in law and China would also do well to check out Dan Harris's China Law Blog http://www.chinalawblog.com/

I'm sure most of you already know of these two excellent translation blogs: https://patenttranslator.wordpress.com/ http://thoughtsontranslation.com/

Anyone else know of any good ones?



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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 05:18
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
Blogrolls Nov 18, 2015

There are lots of blogrolls out there:

http://nikkigrahamtranix.com/blogroll/
http://www.atanet.org/resources/blog_trekker.php
http://www.marie-claire-palabras.com/p/blog.html
http://prozcomblog.com/translation-blogs/
http://linguagreca.com/blog/blogroll/

In fact, there are so many translators' blogs that these lists are quite hard to plough through.
Maybe an opportunity for someone to classify them by language / subject on their own blog or here?


 

Preston Decker  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:18
Chinese to English
TOPIC STARTER
RE Nov 19, 2015

Emma Goldsmith wrote:

There are lots of blogrolls out there:

http://nikkigrahamtranix.com/blogroll/
http://www.atanet.org/resources/blog_trekker.php
http://www.marie-claire-palabras.com/p/blog.html
http://prozcomblog.com/translation-blogs/
http://linguagreca.com/blog/blogroll/

In fact, there are so many translators' blogs that these lists are quite hard to plough through.
Maybe an opportunity for someone to classify them by language / subject on their own blog or here?


Haha, that's exactly why I'm looking for a few suggestions--blogrolls take a long time to get through! I do appreciate the list though, and I'll come back and take a look through these periodically.

I probably should have stated this more clearly in my original post, but I'd really love to find a couple more field-specific blogs in fields such as accounting, law and finance (such as the legal drafting blog I listed above). Translation blogs are nice, but they don't help very much with the actual nuts and bolts of translations.


 

LegalTransform  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:18
Member (2002)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Try feedly Nov 19, 2015

Put the blogs you like into http://feedly.com/i/welcome

I follow over 400 blogs and this site puts all new posts on one page in chronological order for you. That way, you don't have to check each individual blog to see if there has been a new post.

Thanks Emma for the many new suggestions... I'll probably have 500 when I'm done.

But even with that many, there are rarely more than 20 new posts a day to read.

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kwatkins  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
German to English
Travel and tourism translation blog Nov 19, 2015

May I humbly mention my own field-specific blog?
http://traveltranslator.blogspot.co.uk/

Someone, somewhere may find it useful!


 

Exequiela Goldini
United States
Local time: 20:18
English to Spanish
+ ...
Our blog Nov 19, 2015

Hope you like it:

http://www.transpanish.biz/translation_blog/

For those working with Spanish Language, check our Lunfardo section: http://www.transpanish.biz/translation_blog/category/lunfardo-2/


 

Diana Coada  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:18
Portuguese to English
+ ...
Specialised blogs Nov 22, 2015

Legally Yours from Spain
http://legalspaintrans.com/blog/

Lawyer Linguist Blog
http://lawyer-linguist.biz/blog-4/

Mastermind Translations Blog (medical & business)
http://www.mastermindtranslations.co.uk/category/blog/

European Law Blog
http://europeanlawblog.eu/?p=2999


 

Preston Decker  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:18
Chinese to English
TOPIC STARTER
Thank you Nov 22, 2015

Jeff, thank you very much for that feedly link, that's a fantastic site.

Thank you to everyone else for the recommendations as well, the new blogs make for a nice way to spend a rainy Sunday morning here in the Boston area.


 


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