At INNZ, we’re not the kind of people that sit around letting others do all the talking at conferences. We like to get busy and creative – hands-on if you like. This year, at our Spring Conference in Nelson, we asked every conference attendee to bring along their own personal piece of memorabilia to include […]
In interpretation, less is usually best – except perhaps when it comes to the interpretation brief. Whether you are briefing an interpretive writer, performer, designer, artist, digital tech whiz, shop fitter or all the above, the more information you can provide the better. A detailed brief is essential for getting back what you want. Leaving […]
Brevity. Get straight to the point.
When explaining what we do, interpreters are often most confused with translators. Interpretation is not about translating languages. But sometimes it is. Perhaps not translating foreign languages into English, but sometimes it’s turning technical talk into Plain English. Turning something from science-speak into something that speaks to non-scientists. One of my most successful pieces of […]
You know what they say about people who use big words…. I have a little game for you. It’s a word game. Pretty simple really. Look at the list of words and phrases below and come up with a simpler alternative. I came up with this exercise to help with writing press releases but its […]
There’s a huge rock near my house in Christchurch. It’s a famous landmark, one that stands at the entrance to the beach community of Sumner, beside the channel that links the ocean to the estuary. It used to be known as Shag Rock. After the February 2011 earthquakes it got switched up to Shagged Rock. […]
I was watching Master Chef Australia – stay with me, I’m over cooking shows as much as the next person – but the challenge of the day caught my attention. Four contestants had each written a recipe and they had to watch while a home cook interpreted it to make the dish. It was the […]