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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...

Translation Agency Internship during Covid-19

Translation Agency Internship 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...

Best Language Learning Sites (and Apps)

Best Language Learning Sites (and Apps)

Aktuel Translations started simply because a client of ours was trying to get out of Italian lessons his boss had booked for him. In 1992 I had founded a company called London Tutors (home tuition and office training) and it wasn’t going well. After a few months, I...

The 7 Deadly Sins of Translation

The 7 Deadly Sins of Translation

1. Thou shalt not over rely on technology 2. Thou shalt use a native translator 3. Thou shalt not be over literal 4. Thou shalt be culturally sensitive 5. Thou shalt not write nonsense 6. Thou shalt indulge in wild speculation