So right now I’m doing one of my favorite jobs which is translation/subtitle work!
I am translating the french subtitles of a documentary on the current conflict in Mali.
I love this sort of work because not only do I get to word-geek out and find the word that best fits a description but I also get to use my crazy collection of metaphors and expressions that are only really interesting to me.
Then I also get to do A LOT of research. for exsample: this film has a lot of political, military and religious terms that I don’t understand. Translating isn’t just going word for word and using a dictionary. Sometimes you have to completely rephrase something just through context clues and for that you really need to know something about the subject.
I really love this work.
My life is cool…to me at least.