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Language variants – why your translation should be localised

When requesting a translation, knowing what languages you want to translate into is sometimes straightforward. For a marketing campaign in Italy, you’ll choose Italian and for a technical manual for use in Russia, you’ll choose Russian. However, what happens when the country of your target audience speak and write more than one language? Or a … Continue reading Language variants – why your translation should be localised


 

Going Global – from the UK to the rest of the world

    This December, Surrey Translation Bureau exhibited at Going Global 2015. Hosted by London Olympia, it was perfect for companies looking to expand internationally, export products or set up overseas operations. This is one of the first exhibitions we have exhibited at as a company, especially on such a large scale. We prepared carefully … Continue reading Going Global – from the UK to the rest of the world


 

Internship experience at STB

    Our intern, Hannah Walmsley, writes about her experience at STB over the last six weeks.   The transition from student to professional can be unnerving. However, internship opportunities such as that offered by Surrey Translation Bureau (STB) inspire confidence and drive to begin this journey. In just six weeks I have acquired invaluable transferable … Continue reading Internship experience at STB


Translating Europe Forum – journey from Language Enthusiasts to Young Professionals

​ The end of October marked the second annual Translating Europe forum at the European Commission in Brussels. The event was organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation, Rytis Martikonis. Their objective was to bring young people in translation together and empower them to discuss ideas, projects, experiences and new approaches to translation.   … Continue reading Translating Europe Forum – journey from Language Enthusiasts to Young Professionals


 

The Professional Status of the Translation Industry

  Our intern, Hannah Walmsley, talks about her experiences on the path to becoming a professional translator and her MA dissertation on the professional status of the translation industry.     In an increasingly networked world, the role of professional translators has never been more important. Yet, advances in technology and the rise in phenomena such … Continue reading The Professional Status of the Translation Industry


 

Innovation in translation – the 2015 ATC conference

  This September, Surrey Translation Bureau attended the 2015 Association of Translation Companies conference at Manchester’s prestigious Old Trafford stadium. As well as offering us the chance to meet up with other language service providers from all over the world, the ATC conference featured presentations on a wide range of topics relating to the translation … Continue reading Innovation in translation – the 2015 ATC conference


Quality translations – certified

This year we once again passed our ISO inspection with flying colours; this ensured the renewal of both our ISO 9001:2008 and BS EN 15038:2006 certificates. As well as looking very pretty in their display frames that add a welcome splash of monochrome to our lobby, these certificates prove that we have a robust and … Continue reading Quality translations – certified


Penguins, parks and pesos – tales from the Cono Sur

We hope you’ve enjoyed the sunny spells in the UK and abroad throughout the summer. Summer makes us think about travelling, and Jonathan Wicks, our in-house German and Swedish translator, had an epic adventure earlier this year. This is an account of his travels in Chile: Not everyone gets the chance to take a sabbatical, … Continue reading Penguins, parks and pesos – tales from the Cono Sur