Continuous professional development. Even with seniority and being established, CPD remains an important part of working life. I relate this to a certain extent to my mantra to “Always be curious” (ABC).


The country grouping for Germany (D), Austria (A), Switzerland (CH) and Liechtenstein (L).


Eurodictautom was the European Union’s terminology database until 2007, being an early example of online terminology.


For someone working in securities trading it is a multilateral trading facility, which is a self-regulated trading venue. If you are working MTF in the office, you are either in Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays (as I am!) or Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

paired monitors

SDL Studio is a lot easier to use with more monitor area at your disposal. In the office I now have paired monitors – i.e. two screens that are identical in size and setup to one another, allowing me to extend my screen area horizontally.


A British English acronym that is short for “push off early, tomorrow’s Saturday” referring to the practice, particularly where a lengthy commute is involved, of leaving the office early on a Friday, usually also associated with frontloading the working week to enable this.

Post-edited Machine Translation (PEMT)

Post-edited machine translation (PEMT) involves human editing of machine translation.


The act of transposing European law (e.g. Directives or Regulations) into national law. It should be noted that European Regulations are directly applicable, whereas Directives require transposition to be applicable in national law..


Hybrid working model, where an employer is physically in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and works remotely on Mondays and Fridays.