Category: words

Just in case: tips for writing case studies

As well as visual design, Tantamount offer copy writing services, so clients sometimes ask us to “write some case-studies” for them. The scare quotes are there because each client has a different idea about what constitutes a case study, why they want one and what might be involved in producing one.   Lots of business …

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Translating poetry: a thorny problem

Translating poetry: a thorny problem

Following on from Chia-Chan Mo’s musings about the tightrope act of second-language writing, we have a guest post from Sue Burke, who focuses on the problems of translating poetry, drawing examples from some of her own haiku. Sue is a widely-published American writer and translator who has been living in Madrid since 2000. She specialises in poetry and genre fiction, and believes that language …

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A different story

A different story

Writing – and reading – in a foreign language is something not all of us will ever get to experience, so it’s with pleasure that we start the blogging year by publishing our third guest post, written by Chia-Chan Mo an MA in Writing graduate from the University of Warwick. He is from Taiwan and currently lives in …

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Words, words, words

Back in 1755, Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language was published; it listed 40,000 words and had taken the lexicographer almost nine years to compile. Johnson’s Dictionary was by no means the first English dictionary, but it was destined to be hugely influential. Of course, now internet access is widespread, printed dictionaries are less …

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