TRANSLATION BLOG LIST

Reading industry blogs is a great way to familiarize yourself with the translation field. Check out our list of blogs for translation professionals. This list was updated March 2017. If you have a blog to add or you notice a broken link, you can submit the information here.

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Overall Translation Blogs

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A Pragmatic Eye – This blog is self-described as having a pragmatic view to things and being opposed to following the rules of blogging.
About Translation – Riccardo Schiaffino has experience working with start-ups and software. He also teaches classes on the theory and practice of translation and on the localization of software and web pages.
All Language Alliance Blog– This is a general blog written by Colorado-based All Language Alliance that approaches both the client side of the industry.
Affinity Translation Blog – This is a general blog written by Affinity Translations that approaches both the translator and client side of the industry.
Alltop – The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest you.
Another Word – This is a general blog, though they haven’t posted in a while.
Apex Translations blog – This is a general blog with infrequent but interesting interviews.
ATA: The Savvy Newcomer – This blog is written by the American Translators Association and is aimed at “newbies to translation and interpretation.”
Beyond Words – Language Blog – This blog seems pretty general, but has some good opinion articles and unique topics.
Brave New Words – This blog has everything and also links to all the best articles.
Carol’s Adventures in Translation – Caroline posts frequently and often features guest bloggers.
cdlancer – A general blog for translators. They post infrequently.
ClaireCoxTranslations – Claire brings over 30 years of experience in the industry to her great posts.
Colorado Translators Association – CTA’s blog brings you Colorado-specific news in the translation industry.
Day Translations blog – They post often and their content is great, though it is not specific.
dialect blog – “This blog was launched in 2011 as a place for hobbyists, actors, linguists and curiosity-seekers to learn about and discuss the dialects of the English language.”
Ewandro Magalhaes – Ewandro is a columnist for the ATA Chronicle and other T&I blogs. I am also the author of numerous LinkedIn articles.

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F-J

Found in Translation – This is an open blog for and by students, teachers, and others who share a fascination with language. If you find yourself inspired, please join the community and tell your story!
Fritinancy – “Names, brands, writing, and the language of commerce.”
Happy Translator Academy – A great blog for those starting out.
Inttranews– “The official news site for Inttranet global network of professional translators and interpreters.”

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K-O

Language Digger – Stop by for new articles and photos of Russian and more!
Language Hat– This is a general blog written by a freelance copyeditor.
LexioPhiles – This blog is focused on language and culture, not so much translation, but it is super engaging.
Lingua Greca: Translation Favorites – This is a great blog that compiles articles from all over the translation sphere.
Multifarious – “Just a random collection of things I thought it might be useful to know….”
Multilingual Insights – “The magazine and online resources connecting global business and the language industry.”

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P-T

Prima translation – Some good articles, but it looks like they haven’t posted in a while.
ProZ – Stay informed on what is happening in the industry, by sharing and discussing translation industry news stories.
SBJ translations – They post frequently and their topics start discussion.
Shrivanek Blog – An interesting blog with thoughtful analysis on some interesting topics.
Slator – Very interesting blog that keeps up recent news in the industry.
Somya Trans – The content is general, and they haven’t updated it in a while.
Speakt – Interesting content across several topics, and they update regularly.
Swedish Translation Services – Its a general blog but their content is good and they update regularly.
The American Literary Translators Association – Their mission is to support the work of literary translators, advance the art of literary translation, serve translators, and the students, teachers, publishers, and readers of literature in translation.
The translation business – “This blog is devoted to questions relating to the globalization of the translation industry itself.”
The Translator’s Teacup – An really interesting blog that is worth the read, but the author has just declared they are going on a sabbatical.
thebigword blog – Interesting and quick reads adn memes written by a language technology company.
Thoughts on Translation – Probably one of the best blogs to read, Corinne Mckay writes some interesting tips on being a translator.
TinCan Translations – Our own blog, focused on advocacy for refugees and limited English proficiency individuals seeking services in the U.S. and other topics as they arise.
Translation Times – A pair of identical translating and interpreting twins, they are focused on the entrepreneurial side of the business.
Translation Tribulations – Kevin Lossner writes about a huge range of topics and brings articles from across the web.
Translations News – This blog covers everything and brings articles from all over the web.
Translator’s Digest: Thoughts on translation – Two translators with law and engineering experience write random thoughts on translation.
Translators Academy – This blog has articles from all across the web and is a great resource to learn about every topic.
Trends in Translation – This is a Google+ account that posts pretty regularly about the translation business.

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U-Z

Vertaalt.nu – The content on this site is super informative and well written for anyone trying to be a successful freelancer.
Your professional translator – Olga has recently shifted her focus towards the needs of translation buyers, though she has had other posts.

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Bilingualism Blogs

Language Log – This is a group blog on language and linguistics started in the summer of 2003 by Mark Liberman and Geoffrey Pullum.
Language Of The World – This site is a discussion forum dedicated by Asya Pereltsvaig to exploring the rich diversity of human languages and the peoples who speak them. How does language make us humans what we are? How do we learn language and how do we navigate our multilingual world?
Language On The Move – This is a is a peer-reviewed sociolinguistics research site devoted to multilingualism, language learning and intercultural communication in the contexts of globalization and migration.
Life as a Bilingual – This is a great blog about the reality of living with two (or more) languages.

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Legal Translation Blogs

Intersecting Law and Languages – This is a legal blog written by a lawyer and a linguist.
Isabelle F. Brucher – Translation blog specializing in Law, Finance and Marketing since 2004.
Patenttranslator’s Blog – This blog is written by freelance technical translator who specializes in patents and articles from technical and medical journals.
Transblawg – Weblog on German-English legal translation, no longer from Fürth.
Translation for Lawyers – This blog contains posts that cover a huge spectrum of law and compliance with legal language requirements.

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Localization Blogs

Localization, Localisation – Practical and concise answers to common questions in globalization, internationalization, and localization.
i18n, L10n, and me – Follow Leah Ketring, internationalization enthusiast, as she shares her perspectives.
At It translator – Here you will find various articles related to translation: tips, software reviews, opinion pieces and more.
Legends of Localization – The Legends of Localization series takes a detailed look at how various video games have changed during the translation and localization process.
Localisation and testing with Curri – Written by a translator and games localize who is an expert in testing.
Translation and l10n for dummies – This site is great for newbies trying to get into the localization business.

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Medical Translation Blogs

Signs and Symptoms of Translation – This is a translation blog that focuses on medicine and technology.
Translation Guy Blog – This blog is great for those trying to get into medical translation specialization.

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Terminology Blogs

BIK Terminology – This blog draws heavily on Barbara Inge Karsch’s 14-year experience as in-house terminologist (English and German) for J.D. Edwards and Microsoft.
Glossarissimo– “Monolingual & multilingual resources & terminology for translators & interpreters.”
In My Own Terms – This blog is specifically focused on terminology.
TermCoord – They are focused on terminology and seem to have some good tools they can offer.
TerminoTrad – This blog is dedicated to terminology, though they don’t seem to have posted recently.
WordLo – This is a great blog about terminology, neologisms, buzzwords and much more.

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Translation Technology Blogs

About Translation – Riccardo Schiaffino has experience working with start-ups and software. He also teaches classes on the theory and practice of translation and on the localization of software and web pages.
At It translator – Here you will find various articles related to translation: tips, software reviews, opinion pieces and more.
Legends of Localization – The Legends of Localization series takes a detailed look at how various video games have changed during the translation and localization process.
Translation Tribulations – Kevin Lossner writes about a huge range of topics, including translation technologies.
eMpTy PagesThis blog gives thoughts on translation technology, localization and collaboration and sometimes other random stuff.
Translate This! – Their niche specialties are optics and image processing, with video, photography, and printing as related fields.
Translation Tribulations – Kevin Lossner’s gives a quirky exploration of translation technologies.

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Caption & Subtitling Blogs

GOSUB.tv – This blog is completely dedicated to the field of subtitling.
i heart subtitles – They haven’t posted in a while, but there are some interesting articles on controversial topics.
Migrating Texts – A series of colloquia exploring subtitling, translation and adaptation

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Funny Translation Blogs

Mox’s Blog – This blog has hilarious cartoons about the woh’s of translation. It hasn’t been updated in a while, but is worth your time!
Musings from an overworked translator – This blog has funny memes in several languages and is a great pick me up when you’re feeling overworked.
Translators Anonymous – This blog is run by two translators, most of whom are girls, who sometimes lovingly have a go at each other’s languages.

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Translation Blogs by Language

Arabic/English Arabic Literature (in English)
Chinese Journal of Chinese-English Translator
Chinese Yeasir Business Services
Chinese Zhongwen
Dutch/English/French Powerling blog
English Signs and Symptoms of Translation
English/French Vers d’autres horizons…
English/French Naked Translations
English/Catalan/French/Spanish AngloPremier
French franco american Quill
German Translate This!
Greek Adventures in Technical Translation
Italian STL Studio di Traduzioni
Korean 행복한 번역가 배움터 Korean HappyTranslatorAcademy.com
Korean Korean Literature in Translation
Marathi English to Marathi
Polish TRANSlite
Polish Translations | Slavis.net
Polish Slavis
Polish Want Words
Portuguese

A Arte da Tradução

Portuguese Ao Principiante
Portuguese In translatio cultura est
Portuguese Traduções, Inglês e Eu
Romanian ATR Blog
Russian Russian Translator
Russian Блог переводчика-фрилансера
Russian Все про фриланс
Russian Russian Marketing Translator
Russian Russian Translator
Russian Simon Akhrameev
Russian WORDHORD
Spanish Marketing para traductores
Spanish BigTranslation Blog
Spanish El traductor en la sombra
Spanish/Portuguese/English Fidus interpres
Vietnamese English Vietnamese Translator

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