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Patent Translation Q&A

Patent Translation Q&A

I am Carys and I am currently completing an internship with the team at Patent Translations International (PTI). As part of the internship, I interviewed two of my colleagues – Charlie and Madeleine – about the work they do in translating patents and managing a patent...

Best Language Apps 2020

Best Language Apps 2020

Here is a list of our favourite language apps in 2020 (feel free to suggest any you love): Grammarly (Chrome extension or keyboard addition) – Grammarly is an AI-powered writing assistant which checks your spelling and grammar across documents, emails and social...

Good Translator > Google Translate – Harriet’s Opinion

Good Translator > Google Translate – Harriet’s Opinion

There are many situations in life which encourage us to reach for the immediate assistance of Google Translate: a monolingual menu in that charming, local restaurant you discovered on holiday; a desperate attempt to give helpful directions to a tourist in your...

Covid and Translation

Covid and Translation

Translations: A sure-fire investment for the future I’m 52 years old today (… why thank you – it’s all that clean living) but, I can still recall the classroom dust motes, the smell of polish and wood, and the pain and anguish, 40 odd years ago, as I sat there,...

Giulia’s UK Translation Internship Experience During Covid-19

Giulia’s UK Translation Internship Experience During Covid-19

Hi, I'm Giulia and I recently completed my internship at Aktuel Translations. You already heard from another intern's struggles with Covid-19, and I'm here to give you a slightly different perspective, as our experiences had one major difference: I never got the...

Mild Fantasy & Children’s Literature

Mild Fantasy & Children’s Literature

Stories that politely pretend that everything is perfectly normal when it’s clearly not. In 2015, I spent an enjoyable summer with an excellent production company (Warpline Films), quietly pottering about the British Isles making a documentary on British Fantasy -...

Christina’s Internship Experience During Covid-19

Christina’s Internship Experience During Covid-19

Hi, my name is Christina and I am currently an intern at Aktuel Translations. This blog entry will be about my experiences as an intern during Covid-19 and about what I’ve learnt from the internship. Before I started my internship at Aktuel, I was studying...

GDPR and translation

GDPR and translation

This whole GDPR thing is a bad business, I fear. It’s not just that it’s beginning to look like a bandwagon for consultancy and compliance firms to charge for not a great deal, it’s part of a problem that is only going to get bigger. I think we have far too much of...

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