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’ experience working in a variety of sectors including tourism and 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 German degree at Lyon University followed by a degree in Business and Languages at Brighton University. During and after her studies she worked at American Express, where amongst other things she focused on process optimisation, and people, relationship and project management.
Having been part of the AJT family since the beginning, she manages all aspects of our English to French and Dutch translation projects from her office in Lyon.
Sarah is passionate about the environment, loves cooking for friends and family and is planning on building up her own little veggie patch. She has passed on her passion for languages to her daughter whom she strives to bring up in a multi-cultural environment. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys travelling to discover new cultures, reading in the company of her cats, and practising yoga.
Nikki joined 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 brought a wide-ranging skill set to the team. Nikki loves all things language and would love to learn German next.
Since her arrival, Nikki has fully streamlined AJT’s accounting and payroll processes for clients and freelance translators. She works closely with Anja to continuously develop and update HR and general office procedures for the in-house team, and organises great Christmas outings – she’s the glue that holds the office together! No two days at AJT headquarters are the same, and that’s what she loves.
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’re likely to find her in the kitchen planning her next culinary creation.
Project Manager German & English
Esteban looks after our translation projects from English into German.
Originally from Germany, he’s quite the globetrotter: he’s lived in France, the USA and the UK, and speaks fluent German and English. He also has a good working knowledge of French.
Esteban is a keen surfer and ocean lover, and graduated from Plymouth University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Sports Science in 2016.
Surfing is actually his second love, the first being music, especially the heavier niches of metal music. He’s very passionate about it and it takes up a lot of his spare time, whether that’s making music himself or going to concerts or festivals, or just staying up to date with what’s happening in the respective scenes.
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 she honed her multitasking and organisational skills. She enjoys working in a fast-paced environment organising multilingual projects. Ariane is responsible for a variety of our direct client projects translating from and into English, as well as our DTP (desktop publishing) services.
Ariane is a food lover. Baker at heart, she enjoys keeping the team fed with various pastries, biscuits and cakes. She hits the gym regularly to limit the damage of the sugar overload.
After spending three months with us as an intern in 2015, Caro returned to Cornwall in 2016 to join our in-house translation team, having completed her Translation Studies degree at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Hailing from Luxembourg, Caro speaks Luxembourgish, French and German. 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 boxing. She’s also a big fan of British comedy, from Blackadder to Black Books.
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, Théo 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 Translation at the Institut Supérieur de Traducteurs et Interprètes (ISTI) in Brussels, before going on to work in the translation department of UNOPS, a UN agency based in Copenhagen.
Vincente is a linguist through and through, and can speak a bit of German and Italian. She is also a bit of a globetrotter, having lived in Denmark, Belgium and Scotland, and is now really happy to live in the South West of England.
When she isn’t behind her screen at work, she likes to keep tabs on what’s going on in the world, as well as work on her German and Italian. She also enjoys sitting in a café with a good book and going on walks (although she would like it better if she could have a dog by her side!)
Eva joined Team AJT at the beginning of 2017 and quickly made her presence as In-house Translator felt. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Transcultural Communication and a dual MA in Translation and Interpreting and she has now 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 and she loves all kinds of dancing.
French Junior Translator
Alicia grew up near Besançon in the French region of Franche-Comté. 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 visited Cornwall before she arrived at AJT, Alicia was really excited to come to live and work in this region where she is able to revisit her favourite places, such as the Eden Project and St Ives to name but a few.
French Junior Translator
Also from Franche-Comté, Lucie too has a Master’s degree in Technical Translation from the Institute of Translators, Interpreters and International Relations in Strasbourg.
A head-over-heels Anglophile, Lucie loves to immerse herself in all things English. In fact, before settling on a translation career, a life as an English teacher was seriously on the cards.
Lucie is a lover of the outdoors and has inherited a passion for travel from her parents. She has already visited many far-flung corners of the world – Newquay and Cornwall included.