Monthly Archives: September 2011

Words translated exceed miles driven and miles to the moon!

A few days ago I was reading a book about the solar system to my children.  We learned that the distance to the moon is about 225,000 miles.  It struck me that my car, which has 224,006 miles on the odometer, has almost covered that distance.  That number is also significant to me, because it is (approximately) how many words I’ve been paid to translate from Russian into English in the past four months.  I’ve averaged 2,000 words a day for four months—not bad!

Next milestone: 500,000 words translated!