When it comes to 2020, challenging is an understatement. Nonetheless, we have continued to devote as much time and effort to bringing colleagues everywhere some respite from politics, the pandemic, the economy, and due dates. Oh, the due dates.
Unlike professionals from other walks of life, most of us have done nothing but work, work, work. This has always been the case, but it has been especially non-stop since early this year when life started dealing us all a bad hand. Despite the filming industry having been temporarily shut down and movie theaters having been closed for months now, previously produced content and, very recently, new content has somewhow kept coming. We are certainly grateful— yet I am sure most of us would love to get a brief break from work for a change. That is where we come in with solace from fellow AVT translators.
And in the midst of it all, we each navigate through our ever-changing profession to the best of our abilities and still finding bumps along the way. These shape our every day practice and make us think how a tweak here or there could improve results or working conditions. Most of all, though, our contributors are motivated as ever by inspiring our extended community with topics they know and feel passionate about.
And that is what you will find in our articles once and again: relevant topics that are intended as a shared experience that you may or may not have encountered. Perhaps you become aware of something you didn’t know. Perhaps you are inspired to try out something new in such a varied work scope as the one offered by audiovisual translation.
We have rethought our publication, grown as a team, evolved, improved, and we are loving it every bit as much as we have from day one. Hopefully that will translate into higher quality content for our community. A special shout out to our rockstar proofreader Lucía, our submissions coordinator Aída, and our awesome contributors for making this possible. Keep ’em coming, AVT crew!
Stay strong and happy Halloween/Day of the Dead!
Ana Gabriela González Meade
Deep Focus Editor