My job just got that much more exciting. We got this new "bloke" from Turkey. Charming guy and all... Except that my brilliant boss has him translating from Japanese to English. Let me make it clear… His First Language Is Turkish. My boss’ best plan ever! You’re Turkish—translate from Japanese to English—so that the Ukrainian b...tch that claims to have grown up in New York can curse like a British sailor while editing Japturkinsh gibberish into “standard English.” The best job for a slacker —just make sh...t up and pretend to have spent hours on it.
Assignment #2: Write something about New York that Japanese people would be interested in reading. Restaurants and fashion are too outdated; everyone writes about that. How about cheap restaurants where New Yorkers go? Or, what about Japanese doctors and hospitals?
Rebuttal: Yes, because I go to see a Japanese doctor in New York on a weekly basis, I would be the best person to make recommendations. How about you make me do something that I’m actually capable of doing? Like, edit legible English into the “Chicago Manual of Style” English?