Other Links of Interest

The fifth and final section gathers together other links that may be of interest to professional translators and interpreters but that are not strictly business related. The categories are:

Codes & Shortcuts,

Lifestyle, Miscellaneous,

Music & Background Sounds, Nature & Environment,

News & PoliticsPhotos, SEO, Sport & Exercise,

Travelling & Holidays, TV & Films and World Time zones.

The other four sections are: general dictionaries and glossaries; subject-specific dictionaries and glossaries; writing-related resources; and translation-related tools and links.

Last updated August 2020

Codes & Shortcuts

  1. Alt Codes list of Alt key codes, symbols and characters
  2. ISO Language Codes
  3. Keyboard shortcuts in Windows
  4. Unicode character table
  5. Windows – Alt Key Codes


  1. BuyMeOnce a site combating our throwaway culture with info on products built to last
  2. CodeCheck app for smartphones to check food and cosmetics are free from toxins
  3. Fashion Revolution
  4. Good On You sustainable and ethical fashion brand ratings
  5. GuppyFriend washing bag for your machine
  6. Haulternative Guide by Fashion Revolution
  7. Sleepyti.me helps you calculate when you should go to bed based on 90-min sleep cycle & average time to fall asleep of 15 mins
  8. Nutrition Calculator by BBC Food: Are you getting all the nutrients you need?
  9. The Game Changers a film that could change your life
  10. The Minimalists a site for clearing the physical and emotional clutter from our lives
  11. Veggiebag.net by feelhome
  12. Workrave program that can help prevent RSI by telling you when to have a break
  13. Zero Waste Home Office tips to refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot

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  1. Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
  2. Adzuna job search engine & ValueMyCV
  3. Camtasia computer screen recorder and video editor
  4. Canva design program
  5. ClipX free clipboard history manager
  6. Committee on Publication Ethics COPE
  7. Dollar Street see how people from all over the world really live (project by Anna Rosling Rönnlund)
  8. Encrypt.me VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  9. Findmypastdna ancestry DNA testing
  10. Forebears search for genealogical records and meanings & distribution of surnames
  11. Iconfinder search engine for vector icons
  12. Summary of Intellectual Property Rights The UK Copyright Service
  13. Thriva home blood-testing kits (UK) so you can track your long-term health
  14. Worldometer interesting real-time worldwide statistics
  15. Zoom for audio or video conferencing and webinars

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Music & Background Sounds

  1. Brain.fm (free trial)
  2. Calmy Leon relaxing music and sounds
  3. Coffitivity background coffee-shop noise to aid creativity
  4. Focus@Will specially sequenced background music to increase your attention span (15-day free trial; from $6.25 per month)
  5. myNoise customisable soundscape website to aid concentration
  6. Noisli ambient sounds (e.g. rain, seaside, train, coffee shop & white noise), plus timer and distraction-free text editor
  7. Radio Garden live radio around the world
  8. Rain.today white rain noise
  9. Spotify (free with ads; premium from £9.99 per month)

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Nature & Environment

  1. Top Wildlife Experiences Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
  2. Webcams The Wildlife Trusts

News & Politics

  1. ABYZ News Links
  2. FactCheck.org monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major US politicians
  3. Full Fact UK’s independent fact-checking charity
  4. Hoax Slayer fact-checking site
  5. Nuzzel news feed based on what your connections are reading on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
  6. Our World in Data research and data visualisation of worldwide human civilisation
  7. PolitiFact fact-checking US politics
  8. Politwoops all deleted tweets from politicians
  9. Pro-Truth Pledge pledge to fact check before sharing & honour the truth
  10. Snopes fact-checking site
  11. TheyWorkForYou parliamentary monitoring website. Find out how your MP is representing you.
  12. WriteToThem write to your UK local and national politicians for free

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  1. Can Stock Photo royalty-free stock photographs (cost from $9 for 12 credits)
  2. Creative Commons
  3. Flickr
  4. Fotosearch royalty-free stock photographs (cost from $3-12 per value image; credits and subscriptions also available)
  5. GoGraph: Stock Photography (cost $3-8 per photo; credits and subscriptions also available)
  6. Gratisography free photos by Ryan McGuire
  7. New Old Stock vintage photos free of known copyright restrictions
  8. Pexels free stock photos
  9. Picjumbo free photos
  10. PikWizard free photos, no attribution
  11. Pixabay free high-quality images
  12. SplitShire free stock photography
  13. Unsplash free high-resolution photos

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  1. AnswerThePublic free visual keyword research tool
  2. Backlink Checker ahrefs
  3. BuzzSumo analyses content to see what performs best for any topic or competitor
  4. Copyscape plagiarism checker
  5. Link Explorer by Moz
  6. Online Broken Link Checker
  7. OpenLinkProfiler analyses links of any website for free
  8. SEO Glossary by SEO Book
  9. Xenu’s Link Sleuth find broken links on websites

Sport & Exercise

  1. Breeze Rides HSBC UK organised bike rides for women
  2. Elliott Line for parkrun stats
  3. Find a Race for running, cycling and swimming
  4. Fix Events for runs, triathlons and other multisport events
  5. Get Britain Standing information on how to stop sitting all day
  6. Great Run Local 2k and 5k on Sundays
  7. My Favourite Running Links
  8. NHS Fitness Studio exercise videos including Pilates & yoga
  9. Parkrun 5k runs organised every Saturday at 9.00 a.m.
  10. Parkrun – Christmas & New Year Compendium 2019/2020
  11. Parkrun Elevation Rankings UK
  12. Parkrun Volunteer Hub
  13. Race For Life running for Cancer Research UK
  14. Running Pace Calculator
  15. TimeOutdoors for running, cycling, walking and more
  16. Vegan Runners UK

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Travelling & Holidays

  1. BorrowMyDoggy for walks, weekends and holidays
  2. Bournemouth Beach Webcam
  3. DogBuddy find a dog sitter for boarding, day care or walks in the UK
  4. Fly Me Anywhere
  5. HouseMyDog dog boarding, sitting and walking in the UK
  6. KAYAK travel site search engine
  7. MyClimate non-profit climate protection organisation with footprint calculator & carbon offset suggestions for flights, driving, heating, etc. (EUR, CHF, GBP & USD)
  8. Rover.com home dog boarding in the UK
  9. Skyscanner for searching flights, hotels and car hire
  10. The Man in Seat Sixty-One worldwide train travel information
  11. Trainline UK rail and coach platform
  12. TrainSplit split ticketing site to save on fares
  13. TrustedHousesitters find someone to look after your house and pets while you’re away, worldwide
  14. University Rooms book stays in university accommodation when not in use by students
  15. Visa List visa requirements and document checklist for 238+ countries

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TV and Films

  1. Internet Movie Database IMDb
  2. Marquee TV productions by The Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera House, English National Ballet, etc.
  3. MUBI film website focusing on international arthouse cinema (£9.99 a month; free trial available)
  4. Netflix for films and TV programmes
  5. National Theatre YouTube channel
  6. The Shows Must Go On! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s YouTube channel

World Time

  1. timeanddate.com World Clock, Time Zones, Calendar, etc.
  2. worldtimezone.com World Time Zone Map

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