Posts about Writing Tips

May 31, 2019

The why and how of sub-editing: a presentation from the GV Asia Pacific Summit

 This excellent slideshow about the sub-editing process was prepared and presented by Taisa and Andrea at the internal meeting of the GV Asia Pacific Summit.

April 18, 2019

Taglines: What they are and how to use them

Taglines are not mandatory on GV stories, but a good one can heighten engagement in a story by arousing the reader's interest.

March 21, 2019

Embedding Tweets on GV: Tutorial video and updated guidelines to stop making translators sad!

Embedding tweets can be confusing but I've created a video tutorial and updated the official Twitter guidelines in the WordPress Posting Guide to make sure it's clear!

February 28, 2019

New Feature: Post Validation Checklist!

This is a quick post to introduce a new feature being added to the GV WordPress sites: Post validation! Learn how the new system ensures consistent post settings.

November 9, 2018

How Can SEO Help Journalism and News Websites?

The challenge many news organizations face is how to replace Facebook as a way to generate and build audience.

September 19, 2018

Tips for New Translators — Part 3: Slang and Social Media

Social media has to do with shared experiences, which are very difficult to translate. One must really have a grasp of the context.

September 3, 2018

Tips for New Translators: Part 2 — Metalanguage and Word Order

(Editor's note — This post is the second in the three-part series: Tips for New Translators.) Understanding metalanguage Foundations of Translation was my first course in the Translations Studies program...

Tips for New Translators — Part 1: Pretranslation and Context

I want to share with new translators the tips and tools, as well as my mistakes, so that your translations are not only correct, but accurate!

August 3, 2017

Facebook Sharing Woes: Using the URL Debugger to fix post metadata

When a post looks wrong when shared on Facebook or Twitter, use the Facebook Sharing Debugger and Twitter Card Validator to reset the metadata to fix the display!

July 18, 2017

Instagram Embeds on GV: Updated Guides

Hi all, quick post to point out that I've reviewed and updated the Instagram embedding guidelines for GV sites. It's nothing too wild, but there has been some confusion and...