The light side

What translators do when they’re not translating

Translators use a host of forums, Facebook groups, Twitter and other social media to ask for advice, swap stories, air grievances and so on. The discussion can sometimes get a little heated and over-serious. So when you feel like a break it’s fun to head over to more light-hearted groups.

Things Translators Never Say is a strictly translators-only Facebook group where people can let off steam and vent in private to fellow-professionals – usually about unreasonable clients! Foodie Translators is a wonderful group where you can forget your work for a spell and immerse yourself in a delicious variety of recipes and food photos posted by translators of many nationalities living and working around the world.