About Anja Jones Translation
Hi! We are Anja Jones Translation, a boutique translation agency based in Newquay, Cornwall in Southwest England, specialising in website translation, app translation and brand translation.
We provide meaningful and culturally relevant B2B and B2C translation and transcreation services. Whether it’s blogs or websites, white papers or brochures, smartphone apps or traditional print media, we are an experienced translation company with a focus on German, French, English and Dutch translations (other languages are available on request). With a dedicated team of in-house translators and project managers who are native speakers of the languages they manage, complemented by a solid network of top-notch freelance translators, we offer an extensive range of services to our business clients, including translation, copywriting, multilingual social media management, DTP and international SEO.
Our ethos is simple: We care!
We care about our customers – we want to get to know you and your brand, understand the bigger picture of your localisation efforts and help you to maximise your investment in any translation services. Ordering a translation from one language into another is simple – what you do with the translation is what really matters. Engaging with your potential overseas customers in a meaningful way – providing a seamless user experience – is what really matters. We want to help you succeed internationally. We support your localisation efforts with quality translation services at fair prices.
We care about our translators – we work very closely with each and every one of them. We believe in paying a fair price, we believe in paying everyone on time, we believe in team work, we believe in nurturing our translators’ talent and investing in their personal development. We treat our translators with respect.
Read on to find out more about our core team, or find out more about our services.
Who we are
Equipped with a degree in Linguistics and French from Sussex University and 10 years of working experience in a variety of sectors including tourism & hospitality, financial risk assessment, logistics, administration and event management, Anja started AJT in 2010 with the aim of helping companies to access overseas markets.
She’s most passionate about language change, eco-friendly brands and surfing – and will never say no to a bar of Kinder chocolate.
Business Development Director
As designer of the award-winning SleepingPod (now manufactured by Go Outdoors, the UK’s largest leisure and outdoor retailer) and designer and producer of the Dritek Hanger, Mark brings both creativity and commercial expertise to our team. Drawing on his extensive experience in sales and business development, he makes sure we stay on track and on trend with our product offering.
Mark is a keen surfer and, when there’s no surf, loves going fishing on his kayak.
Project Manager French & Dutch, Group Project Manager
Sarah started her language career with a degree in Business & Languages at Brighton University. During and after her studies she worked at the European Headquarters of American Express, where she forged a successful career spanning roles in process optimisation, people and relationship management and the launch, build and test of new products and platforms.
Being trilingual, the move to a translation career was a natural step and Sarah has been an instrumental part of our company since its humble beginnings. From her home office in Lyon, France, she manages all aspects of our English to French translation projects.
Nikki joins AJT armed with 20 years’ admin experience, a degree in Spanish and French and a PGCE under her belt. Having worked in local media, executive search, law firms and as a language tutor and proofreader, she brings a wide-ranging skill set to the team. Nikki loves all things language and is already considering learning German!
Cornwall is Nikki’s home turf, Newquay her home town, and she is passionate about both. If she’s not out walking the coast path, soaking up the sun or splashing about in the sea you’ll likely to find her in the kitchen planning her next culinary creation.
Project Manager German & English
Esteban looks after our translation projects to and from English to German, as well as Italian and Spanish.
Esteban is a keen surfer and ocean lover, and has recently graduated from Plymouth University with a bachelor degree in Marine Sports Science.
Originally from Germany, he’s quite the globetrotter: he has lived in France, USA and UK, and speaks fluent German and English and has a good working knowledge of French.
Project Manager, European and non-European languages
Ariane hails from North-Eastern France where she completed a BA in Modern Languages (English and French) followed by a Master’s degree in Professional Translation at the University of Strasbourg in 2016.
Before joining AJT, Ariane worked as a translation project manager in Nottingham where honed her multitasking and organisational skills. Ariane loves a good challenge and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment organising multilingual projects. Ariane is responsible for a variety of our client projects translating from and into English, as well as our DTP (desktop publishing) services.
Hailing from Luxembourg, Caro speaks Luxembourgish, French, German and also a bit of Welsh for good measure! With a natural flair for creative translation, Caro has been busy translating a wide variety of business and marketing texts.
In her spare time, Caro enjoys a bit of French boxing. She is also a big fan of British comedy, from Blackadder to Black Books, and intends to catch up on as many comedy programmes as she can now that she is back in the UK.
Senior Translator & French Team Captain
Théo graduated from his MA in Translation Studies at Durham University in 2014. He developed his interest in languages at secondary school where he started learning English and Russian. The subsequent move to study languages and translation at university level was a very natural one. He spent a year in St. Petersburg in Russia during his undergraduate studies and a year in Durham for his MA.
As in-house French translator at AJT, he is responsible for translating and transcreating a variety of marketing and business texts for our local, national and international clients.
His passions run the gamut from musical composition to creative writing.
Vincente joined our French in-house team in 2016. Originally from Orléans, France, she studied Applied Foreign Languages at the Université François-Rabelais in Tours, France, before going on to work in the translation department of the UNOPS arm of the UN in Copenhagen.
Vincente is a linguist through and through, and can also speak German as well as Italian and a bit of Spanish. She is also a bit of a globetrotter, having lived in Denmark, Belgium and Dundee, and is now really excited to get to know the south west of England and further develop her translation skills.
She can’t wait to try some Cornish seafood, and is looking forward to sussing out some new running routes and also giving surfing a go.
Although having only recently joined Team AJT Eva is already making her presence as In-house Translator felt! With a Bachelor’s degree in Transcultural Communication and a dual MA in Translation and Interpreting she is all set to become an integral member of our expanding German team.
Hailing from Austria, Eva developed a love of languages at an early age and is now fluent in German, English, Spanish and French, honing and perfecting her language skills while volunteering and studying in Argentina, Chile, Columbia and France.
Eva is a keen skier and snowboarder, loves all kinds of dancing and is looking forward to trying her hand at scuba diving and exploring the coast of Cornwall while she’s here.
French Junior Translator
Alicia grew up near Besançon in the French region of Franche-Comte. She completed her Master’s degree in translation at the Institut de Traducteurs, d’Interprètes et de Relations Internationales in Strasbourg where she graduated in 2016. With a specialisation in technical and literary translation, Alicia is interested in new technologies as well as arts, and in her spare time she enjoys illustrating and writing.
Having already visited Cornwall in the past, living and working here is an exciting new chapter for Alicia and she looks forward to revisiting her favourite places (the Eden Project and St Ives to name but a few) as well as exploring more out of the way treasures and hiking paths.