Jim Morton

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Fun Stuff

In Jim Morton, Language, Misc, Recreation on February 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Not all my work is serious. Everybody need to have fun sometimes. Here are a few of the things I’ve created in my spare time.

Crossword Puzzles

I like solving crossword puzzles, but creating them is even more fun. This crossword puzzle appeared in the New York Times, September 13, 2000. At the time, Bill Clinton was president, and I had read that he started every morning by doing the New York Times crossword puzzle. That was a special morning for me, realizing that the prseident of the United States was working on my puzzle!

Get crossword puzzle here.

Subtitles

Translating film subtitles offers a host of interesting challenges. Mädchen, Mädchen was especially challenging because so much of the dialog was based on the way teenagers talk nowadays. It also required me to translate stanzas from a rap song, keeping the rhymes and at the same time making sure that the translation stayed accurate to what was being said. For the techies in the crowd, I used Jubler, an easy-to-use subtitle creation program that is available for both the Mac and the PC.

Get Mädchen, Mädchen subtitles here.

Read more about my translating process here.