Translating Science Fiction into Arabic

Translating Science Fiction into Arabic

Very little people know this about me – because I haven’t shouted off rooftops about it – but last year, I completed my very first translation of a novel, from English into Arabic. Not only was I new to translating fiction, but the book that I translated was also the triple-award-winning science fiction novel, Ancillary…

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April Goals + Plans

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April is here, and it’s the beginning of the second quarter of 2017. I’ve been putting off blogging for quite a while, because I wanted everything to be perfect. Yes, I know quite well that perfectionism is a terrible thing, and I’m working on that, that’s why today I’m writing this blog post. Long ago,…

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What is an Author Impact Radius + How to Expand Yours

What is an Author Impact Radius? What’s a radius? It’s the measurement for a circle’s width. In the same way, an impact radius is the measurement of how wide the impact is. When applied to authors, what I mean by an impact radius is everything that an author or author’s books impacts. The lives you…

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The Ultimate Foreign Language Hashtag Trick

The Ultimate Foreign Language Hashtag Trick

We all know that Google Translate is quite highly inaccurate when it comes to translating between English and non-European languages. (I’ve caught it saying weird things in the English <> French pairs as well, but nothing as crazy as English <> Arabic. I’m sure this applies to other languages like Chinese, Japanese, and Korean as…

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5 Steps to Getting Started with Arabic Social Media

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This post is part of the #ThursdayFiver series.   Social media is probably one of the most important ways for businesses to communicate with clients and with each other, and Arabic social media is quickly becoming the most inexpensive way for businesses to reach Arabs today. In this inaugural #ThursdayFiver, we offer 5 quick steps…

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Take Off

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About a year ago, Aurora Hikma was barely a seedling of an idea in our minds. It didn’t even have a name then. Day in, day out, we brainstormed and envisioned how to grow that seedling. Fast forward to about 3 months ago, when we came to the realization that waiting for ideal conditions to grow…

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