Tools of the Trade: PDF Converter

So today is the day I get to start translating Les portes closes. Exciting! Although obviously I’m a little scared, which is why I’ve decided to write this quick post first.

This is the first time it’s happened for a literary translation, but the latest version of the file I happen to have is a PDF (no great surprise, considering how eager publishers seem to be to put anything in PDF as soon as they can).

I just thought I’d give a shout-out to BCL easyConverter Desktop. After years of experimenting, it’s the best PDF to Word conversion experience I’ve ever had. By far. It cost me $19.95, but it’s proven well worth that.