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“We Need Real Textbooks” – Meet the ‘Student-Translators’ of Albania

This article first appeared in Magazine Way in two parts. *All names have been changed in order to protect identities. 

Marie Notcheva ©

It’s an ‘open secret’ in some Albanian universities that professors use students to translate large volumes of academic material. 2,302 more words


My sci-fi story "All in a Day's Work" to be published on Antipodean SF

Just heard from Ion Newcombe of the Antipodean SF site. He has accepted my flash fiction length sci-fi story “All in a Day’s Work” which will appear in Issue # 211 (Feb 2016). Many thanks Nuke!

The Rolls-Royce of Macaroni and Cheese

In my entire writing career, I have never done a food blog or posted a recipe. Not that I mind cooking – it’s just that it’s a distraction from the more interesting things in life; namely, … 491 more words

All In A Day's Work

Office Woes #1: My Appearance Makes Headlines

My office is a fairly laid-back place, sartorially, while being a frenetically busy one work-wise. So, while I started my job two years ago (almost to the day!) wearing formal clothes and make-up, and ensuring my hair wasn’t mimicking a bramble – that state of affairs didn’t last. 318 more words


For a Good Cause

The unexpected happens to me quite often, and while I’ve gotten better at dealing with it, I still feel slightly shaken sometimes. Case in point: 174 more words


The French Student

It was 2012, and I didn’t have a job as such. I worked as a freelance writer, but mostly spent my time pursuing my interests in a vague sort of way. 1,066 more words


How Not To Apply

There is new (somewhat absurd) policy in my company, which states that I have to interview technical support staff. I suppose there is a grain of common sense involved, seeing as I am best equipped to gauge their communication skills. 196 more words