News Translation - AJT

AJT wins ITI Corporate Award 2022

We are immensely proud to announce that we have won our second ITI Corporate Award in four years, this time for ‘Our road to B Corp certification’. The ITI, or the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, to give it its full name, is the only UK-based independent professional membership association for practising translators and interpreters, with

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Top marks for AJT

We’ve just completed our first annual client satisfaction survey. 37 of our active clients took part and they gave us an average rating, for our translation quality and customer service, of 9.4 out 10. We’re super happy with that result. Thank you to everyone who took part and provided us with feedback – it’s much

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AJT is going fully remote in 2021

We decided back in June that we would close our beloved seaside office in Cornwall and transition to a fully virtual office. It’s a decision we took with a heavy heart: after all, we love working together in an office and collaborating on projects in a physical space. But there is a silver lining: we

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A decade of translation

We can hardly believe it, but it’s true… AJT is officially ten years old this month.  Way back in 2010, when Anja started the company from her kitchen table, we never imagined that one day we would employ a team of 19 in-house staff and a trusted network of 150 amazing freelance linguists. Nor that

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AJT wins ITI Corporate Award

Newquay-based translation and localisation company, AJT, has been awarded the 2019 ITI Corporate Award for their Graduate Junior Translator Scheme. Managing Director Anja Jones accepted the award at this year’s ITI Conference in Sheffield on Friday 10thMay. AJT launched the scheme in 2018, to encourage and support translation graduates as they begin their careers in

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Deal or no deal: Five things UK businesses should be doing now to prepare for Brexit

Yesterday, I attended a brilliant Future Focus event organised by Unlocking Potential. The event was centred around how to deal with disruption and manage change in business. Brexit has already disrupted the UK business landscape and will undoubtedly continue to do so for years to come. To quote Katie Cavell, Cornwall’s representative in Brussels: “Unpicking forty years of economic

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New German packaging law: What manufacturers need to know

Are you selling goods into Germany, either in shops or online? On the 1st January 2019, the new VerpackG packaging law came into force. Any sellers, including online retailers, who bring packaged products (including padding material) onto the German market and which end up as waste with the consumers, are subject to the VerpackG law. Even though

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AJT translation calendar 2019

Over this past year, our AJT social media streams have been filled with beautiful illustrations of quirky German and French expressions. Hand-drawn by our lovely French in-house translator Alicia Pretot, the illustrations have been enjoyed by translators, language lovers and translation buyers alike – so much so, that we decided to turn them into a

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Celebrating the role of the professional human translator

With the advances in machine translation, AI and machine learning, we’d be forgiven for thinking that the role of the professional human translator is becoming increasingly marginalised and under threat. At the same time, as linguists and professionally trained translators, we understand the art of translation better than anyone, the processes involved, the cognitive skills required and the

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AJT named Language Service Provider of the Year 2017

It’s fair to say that 2018 started on a high for AJT: We have just been named Language Service Provider of the Year 2017, an industry recognition for translator excellence and outstanding contribution. The Smartling Translator Awards recognise the key roles played by language service providers (LSPs) and freelance translators which enable Smartling to provide

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