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Writing: Smothering the creative flame

Posted on February 22, 2021

As a young schoolgirl, Hélène Massé loved to write, but an incident undermined her self-confidence, and she temporarily stopped writing. Read her blog post to learn about her story and the surprising twist in her journey.

Introducing the improved Language Navigator!

Posted on February 15, 2021

Did you know that Language Navigator has been updated? Mélanie Guay walks us through the improvements made to one of the Language Portal of Canada’s flagship products, which gives you access to everything you need to write well in English and French.

The good writer: Three tips to transform your writing style from good to great

Posted on February 8, 2021

Are you looking for ways to improve your writing skills? Guest blogger Charmaine Emanuel Ralph shows us that confidence, writing resources and practice are the keys to achieving your goal!

Translation: It’s not just for translators!

Posted on February 1, 2021

Have you heard of non-professional translation? Lynne Bowker recently had the experience of teaching a course on this topic. In her blog post, she explains what it is, who makes use of it, and why the need for it is quickly growing.

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