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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...

Humour in translation

Humour in translation

In spite of my best efforts, I’m at least 62% less funny in French. Yesterday, walking up the lane towards the house with the dog, my neighbour passed me in his tractor. On the other side of the road, my other neighbour was tottering along on his bike. As my tractor...

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