The Beauty of Language
For transcriptionists and translators, language is their job. For everyone, language is vital in communication – whether it is oral, written, or through sign language. Writing and typing engages you with language. Reading and listening immerses you in language:
- The flow of composition
- The artistry of spelling, grammar, and punctuation
- The landscape of ideas
What kind of writing do you do today? When was the last time you read a well-crafted book or other piece of literature? In a world of increasing visual stimulation, language has to fight to be heard. In a world of thumb typing in small spaces, it’s tempting not to punctuate sentences or capitalize an “i.” And in a world of instant messaging, utilitarian communication or photographs are often the focus.
Give yourself an advantage. Master the art of language, take time to craft that language as you communicate, and immerse yourself in language through reading on a regular basis. If you already read a lot of informational material for your job, try reading something fun or with a different slant and style than what you usually have to read. In the field of transcription and translation it could mean faster projects, higher pay, or more work for an individual. In conversations with people, your latest reading endeavor could stimulate a fantastic discussion you never expected. And in life, the rhythm of language’s idiosyncrancies, rules, and beauty can come together in a positive interaction, a smile on someone’s face, or a job made easier.
Immerse yourself in language. In the midst of a world filled with technology, keep reading as part of your life.
- Fiction and Nonfiction
- Print Books
- Audio Books
- Short Stories