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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The challenges of translating poetry

To quote Robin Williams’ brilliant character John Keating in Dead Poets Society, “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race […] poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.” Besides being what keeps us going as a species,

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Grammatically speaking: Different approaches to grammar

When it comes to communicating with each other, grammar plays a role of the utmost importance; without grammar, we would be unable to construct intelligible sentences. However, as an active part of any language, grammar is bound to evolve with time, and not everyone experiences this change in the same way. Find out if you

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Introducing Noreen, our translation intern for the summer

We are today extending a very warm welcome to our translation intern Noreen, who will be joining us over the summer months. Originally from Lille, France, Noreen is half-way through a 2-year Masters in Translation at the University of Lille. She is pleased to be back in the UK, where she feels right at home,

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Welcoming Vincente, our new French translator

It is our pleasure to introduce the lovely Vincente, our new French translator who joined our growing team last week. Hailing from Orléans, France, Vincente is a bit of a globetrotter, having lived in Denmark and Belgium and also Dundee, Scotland. She is now really excited to get to know the south west of England and further

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Translating voices: Dubbing and voice over

In our new translating voices mini-series, we take a look at the audiovisual translation world, focusing on dubbing, voice over and later subtitling, to learn more about the specificities of this exciting field of translation. Whatever country we live in, the hard graft of many audiovisual translators, who specialise in translating the on-screen voice, is

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