I delight in translating French, German and Spanish with fidelity into nuanced, polished, living English and vice versa. My inspiration comes from Mark Twain, for whom the difference between the right word and the almost right word was "the difference between lightning and lightning bug."
When it comes to writing, amigo, to me it is like a Great Plains cattle drive. To succeed, carefully select your stock, get a clear idea of your destination, then scout the best way to get there. On the trail, keep the critters healthy and all he