nl | en
  • Western Europe owes its civilization to translators. (Kelly Louis)    
  • Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs. (Jack Lynch)    
  • The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. (George Bernard Shaw)     
  • I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. (Oscar Wilde)    
  • Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. (Robert Heinlein)     
  • Language is an art, like brewing or baking. (Charles Darwin)    
  • Writing well means never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.' (Jef Mallett)    
  • The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. (Edwin Schlossberg)     
  • The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. (Benjamin Disraeli)    
  • No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. (H. G. Wells)    
  • Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)     
  • Why do writers write? Because it isn't there. (Thomas Berger)    
  • The process of translating comprises in its essence the whole secret of human understanding of the world and of social communication. (Hans Georg Gadamer)    
  • We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. (Deborah Tannen)    
  • If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. (Isaac Asimov)     
  • Writers will happen in the best of families. (Rita Mae Brown)     

new site by the Sea

poster film by the sea 2011At the moment (and throughout the rest of the summer) my client Film by the Sea takes up a lot of my time. This week, the workload increased dramatically. We had a press moment where the poster for the upcoming festival was revealed and both the members of the professional jury and the opening film festival were announced.

Those kind of big revelations generate a lot of work, but for me the big challenge of the week was getting the new and improved website of Film by the Sea live on time. We made it on time and I am really pleased with its flexible design, the new colour scheme, the... well everything, really! Check out the beauty of it for yourself.