About AJT

Hi! We are AJT, 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

Anja Jones

Managing Director

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.

Mark Jones

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.

Sarah Steib-Weber

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 Cowland

Office Administrator

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.

Esteban Hack

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.

Ariane Bauer

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.

Alicia Pretot

French 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.

Lucie Gravier

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.

Christine Gratt

German Junior Translator

Hailing from the Tyrol in Austria, Christine joins us equipped with BAs and MAs in Translation Studies and Linguistics from the University of Innsbruck – two of each, no less! Christine’s love of linguistics has seen her study numerous languages during her time at Innsbruck. In addition to core languages of English, Spanish and of course, her native German, there’s Chinese, Dutch, Norwegian and Turkish, too.

Christine loves baking and the outdoor lifestyle. She can be seen walking our beautiful coast path and is keen to get out on the mountain bike trails as soon as possible. There’s yoga and badminton too, and she’s keen to try her hand at surfing.

Nadine Rieser

German Junior Translator

With a BA in Multilingual Communication, an MA in Translation and Technologies from the University of Geneva, a stint working as a project manager for a translation company in Lausanne, experience teaching English and German to children and young people, and an earlier background working in the book industry, Nadine has a good understanding not only of the translation industry and of business in general, but also of language and the doors it can open for young people: she brings a great many strengths to our team!

Nadine is also a dedicated fitness enthusiast and already a committed member of the local gym, where she can be seen flexing her weightlifting muscles.

What our translators say about us

On a scale of 1 to 5, if I could put a 6, I would do it without any hesitation. Anja is really professional, helpful, has very good communication skills… Quick payment too. Working with her is a real pleasure!

Emmanuelle Gibert
Emmanuelle GibertEnglish to French translator

One of the best agencies I have ever worked with. Anja is kind, professional and cooperative; and payments are always on time.

Daniela Wedemeier
Daniela WedemeierEnglish to German translatorGES Translations

Very much enjoyed working with Anja – interesting first project and great collaborative interactions along the way. An absolute delight to work with.

Frances Clark
Frances ClarkGerman to English translator

It is a pleasure to work with Anja and her team, they are very reliable, communicative and friendly. The projects are interesting and varied. I wholeheartedly recommend working with AJT!

Janina Haugg
Janina HauggEnglish to German translatorJanina Haugg Übersetzungen

Working with Anja and Sarah is definitely a pleasure. They provide great content to work on, quick feedback when we need it, and payment is always on time. 5 stars!

Stéphanie Taif
Stéphanie TaifEnglish to French translatorStéphanie Taif on LinkedIn

It’s always a pleasure to work for Anja and her team. Sarah, the French PM, is definitely nice, the projects are interesting and the payment is prompt. What more can I ask?

Agathe Senechal
Agathe SenechalEnglish to French translatorAgathe’s translator profile

Flawless collaboration, helpful, professional and reliable. On top of it, very fast payment. I would not hesitate to work with Anja again.

Ruth Martinez
Ruth MartinezEnglish to Spanish TranslatorArem Translations

Anja and her team are simply wonderful. They are friendly, informative, efficient and very helpful. I love working with them.

Trynke Casale
Trynke CasaleEnglish to Dutch translatorTrynke’s translator profile

I have worked with Anja Jones Translation on a range of translation, localisation and proofreading projects and every collaboration is characterised by clear communication, courtesy and reliable payment. I thoroughly enjoy working with such a pleasant, professional team.

Megan Onions
Megan OnionsFrench & German to English translatorSpeech Marks Translation

Anja and her team are great; the projects are interesting, communication is perfect and payments are always on time. I will most definitely keep working with them whenever possible.

Carolin Haase
Carolin HaaseEnglish to German translatorCarolin’s translator profile

Anja and her team are simply wonderful to work with. They are knowledgeable, friendly and always keep on top of things.

Stefan Helwig
Stefan HelwigEnglish to German translatorHelwig Translations

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