Alexis Ulrich

Technical writer and translator

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Freelance copywriter and technical writer, translator with a working knowledge of English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.


Web technologies and content strategy

An Introduction to Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative is getting a lot of exposure since its launch in early October. Let's see what it is, how it works, and how you can publish your own AMP HTML pages. In this age of speed, a page that takes more than a few seconds to load is losing its appeal, and this is especially important on mobile phones.

Faster YouTube Embeds with JavaScript

We want our visitors to get our content as fast as possible, which means the content needs to be light, and with the minimum number of requests. But we want to keep users on our pages, and be entertained. This is where embedding videos enters the scene.

MOOC reviews

Web Technos and Translation
Data journalism (MOOC)

Available on the Canvas platform, this course is titled “Doing journalism with data: first steps, skills and tools” and is part of the European Journalism Center initiative. It is aimed at providing concepts, techniques and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling data stories.

Web Technos and Translation
Introduction to Neuroeconomics (MOOC)

With the full title Introduction to “Neuroeconomics: how the brain makes decisions”, this course available on the Coursera platform is at the convergence of economics, psychology, and neuroscience. It is presented by Vasily Klucharev from the Higher School of Economics of Moscow (Russia).

Language-related articles and interactive features

Of Languages and Numbers
Lexicon evolution in Game of Thrones

How many words are there in Dothraki, in High Valyrian, in Astapori Valyrian? One of the recurring questions about David J. Peterson's constructed languages for Game of Thrones deals with the lexicon size of each of them. Let's see the evolution of these lexicons season after season from a variety of sources.

Japanese is such a fun language to learn

This summer, I wanted to spend my vacation in a different way, an experience away from my current life. I ended up following a 30-hour intensive Japanese class during five days at a university close to my home, feeling my brain overheating a few hours a day.

Languages and numbers
Sequoyah and the Cherokee syllabary

Born around 1776 in Tuskeegee, in what is now Monroe County, Tennessee, Sequoyah was illiterate when he designed the Cherokee syllabary to represent the sounds of the Cherokee language.

Other languages

Languages and numbers
J. R. R. Tolkien

La bio/bibliographie interactive de J.R.R. Tolkien, créateur du Seigneur des Anneaux et de ses langues dont le quenya et le sindarin.

Languages and numbers
David J. Peterson

La biografía interactiva de David J. Peterson, el creator del idioma dothraki para la serie Game of Thrones de HBO y de muchas otras.

Languages and numbers
As cantigas de Santa Maria e o galaico-português

Neste artigo, vou falar sobre as Cantigas de Santa Maria, que são canções religiosas do século XIII, escritas em galaico-português. Mas antes disso, pare que vocês possam saber do que se trata, vamos ouvir uma cantiga, a chamada «Como Deus fez vynno d’agua».

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