French translation intern Matthieu

Welcoming our new translation intern

Last week saw our in-house French team extend a warm ‘bienvenue’ to Matthieu François, our first translation intern of 2018. Originally from Reims in the Champagne region of France, we might have been somewhat disappointed had Matthieu not arrived bearing a bottle of the fizzy stuff. But we’re glad to report that he did…so we’re not! Merci bien, Matthieu!

In the third year of an Applied Modern Languages degree in English, Spanish and Russian at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Matthieu will be with us until early March, and he seems to be thoroughly enjoying his first taste of ‘real-life’ translation.

Matthieu is fully focused on his final-year studies right now, but when he can find the time he loves to hike, spend time at the gym and to swim. We’re trying to persuade him to try his hand at surfing while he’s here, but for some reason he’s not finding our January seas very appealing!

A highlight of Matthieu’s time in Cornwall so far? Well, apart from the Cornish pasties (naturally), the seals basking on rocks near St Ives seem to have really hit the mark.


Here at AJT, we are big believers in helping the next generation of translators find their feet in the translation industry and gain their first experiences working on real-life projects. Working closely alongside our in-house translators and our French project manager Sarah, Matthieu will be translating  a variety of texts over the next few months and will receive continuous feedback along to way. If you would be interested in a translation internship here at AJT, we are now accepting applications for internships starting in October 2018.

AJT named Language Service Provider of the Year 2017

It’s fair to say that 2018 started on a high for AJT: We have just been named Language Service Provider of the Year 2017, an industry recognition for translator excellence and outstanding contribution.

The Smartling Translator Awards recognise the key roles played by language service providers (LSPs) and freelance translators which enable Smartling to provide their customers with the fastest and most accurate translations possible. We are absolutely delighted to receive acclaim for the exceptional service we continue to provide to Smartling as a trusted partner.

Smartling is a global translation technology and service innovator providing agile translation management solutions for some of the world’s most well-known companies, including the likes of Pinterest, Slack and British Airways, to name but a few. In 2017, we contributed over eight million words of translation into German, French, Dutch and English via Smartling’s cloud-based platform.

“We are so proud to be named Language Service Provider of the Year by our favourite translation management platform!” says Anja. “Via the Smartling platform, we provide translations for some of the most exciting technology companies and brands that are expanding into the European market, and it’s wonderful to receive recognition for the hard work and effort that goes into producing high quality marketing translations. The icing on the cake was to be able to collect the reward in person on a recent business trip to New York.”

Jack Welde, CEO of Smartling, and Anja at the Smartling offices in NewYork