Stranger things have (never) happened on a steam train: a review of Strangers on a train 2017

I have to start with an admission: I have a bit of a professional crush on the Stranger Collective. Ever since we first had the opportunity to collaborate with the copywriting geniuses at Stranger, translating their beautifully crafted blogs for Coca-Cola’s Think Positively Collective into five languages (this was way back in 2010 and our

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Translation internship: An intern’s peek into the world of professional translation

On the first day of my translation internship, I was welcomed by Anja, three other smiling team members, and a nice cup of coffee. To begin with, Anja gave me some general information about the agency itself, the company’s ethos, the internal workflow and my future tasks as a translation intern. Subsequently, I was introduced

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French vs British culture: A teenage perspective

What is it like to be a British teenager growing up in France? What are the most noticeable cultural differences for youngsters, compared to the UK? Esmée Laughlin Dickenson, our recent work experience student, lived in France for nine years of her childhood and shares her perspective on French culture.  A lot of people don’t realise how different France and

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To be continued … creative writing exercises to nurture translation talent

Inspired by the concept of Feeding – a brilliant idea from the copywriting power house that is Stranger Collective – we recently introduced a ‘creative final hour’ in our office. Every Friday, we like to use the last hour in the office (or out of the office!) to actively broaden our horizons, research language-related topics, share our linguistic knowledge and get

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Entrepreneurs that surf: A day out at Finisterre

As a translation company, we strive to do business ethically, it’s one of our core values. This means treating our translators with respect, paying fair prices and caring about the long-term success of our customers, not just about our own bottom line. So when ethical surf brand Finisterre recently approached me to feature in their blog series ‘Entrepreneurs

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