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How word origins can help you keep “-onym” words straight

Posted: September 18, 2017

Not only is learning word origins interesting, but it can also help you remember the meanings of easily confused words, such as those ending in “-onym.” Read on to learn where these words come from so that you never have to scratch your head and wonder “What’s a homonym?” again!

What bilingualism means to me

Posted: September 5, 2017

The Chief Executive Officer of the Translation Bureau, Stéphan Déry, is a passionate advocate of official languages. Read his post to find out why bilingualism means so much to him!

Editing matters: Helping your text to shine

Posted: September 5, 2017

Editors … what do they do exactly when they edit your writing? If you think they simply correct spelling and punctuation mistakes, then it’s time for you to read professional editor Anne Louise Mahoney’s blog post, because there’s so much more to it than that!

The top 5 free terminology research 2.0 tools

Posted: September 5, 2017

When your dictionaries fail you, how do you come up with the word you need to translate a term? In his blog post, Olivier Doré takes a look at the top terminology research tools available online.


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