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Bernadette Roach

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Work experience and internships at AST – part one

July 25, 2018

Last year, figures showed a slump in students taking foreign languages at UK universities and, as passionate linguists and specialists in our field, we are keen to encourage the next generation of language experts. That’s why we expanded our internship programme, which is aimed at university students and graduates, to include work experience students from local schools.

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Get the best possible service with the AST Translation Guide

May 31, 2018

We’ve created the AST Translation Guide, a PDF handbook (free to download here) specially designed to help you assess different translation service providers. Read on for an overview of our essential tips for establishing an excellent translation partnership and don't forget to download our free guide for more key advice.

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Routes into translation. Part three – Berni

May 17, 2018

Although I write posts for the AST blog, my main role in the company is that of in-house translator. To cap off our ‘Routes into translation’ series, I will be sharing with you how I got here and my tips for getting into the industry for anyone with their eye on a career in translation. If you missed our last post, you can find it here.

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CAT tools: ensure consistency and save money

May 3, 2018

Computer-aided translation (CAT) tools are an industry standard and advancements in translation technology offer numerous advantages to translators and clients alike. Unfortunately, companies who choose not to let their translation partners use these tools or aren’t aware of the option can end up missing out on a higher level of consistency and cost savings. Read on to learn about how CAT tools could benefit your next translation project.

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Getting to know us - Peter Robbins

April 11, 2018

Kicking off our new “Getting to know us” blog series, which will focus on all the people that make AST great, is one of its longest-standing team members, Peter Robbins. After nearly ten years at AST, the Senior Translator and Translation Services Manager shares some of his experiences and insights with us.

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Routes into translation. Part two - Lindsay

March 9, 2018

Welcome to part two in our series about how our in-house translation team found their way into the industry. We’ve included our top tips for any budding translators out there. If you missed part one, check it out here.

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The difference between stylistic mistakes and translation errors

February 5, 2018

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Broadly speaking, there are two types of errors a translator can make: stylistic mistakes and mistranslations. In this blog post, we will look at the serious repercussions these errors could lead to.

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Routes into translation. Part one – Anna and Charlotte

January 26, 2018

Are you considering a career in translation? Perhaps you don’t know how to get into the industry or want to know whether you’re already qualified. To coincide with the current position we have open now for a junior translator, this is the first in a three-part blog about how AST’s in-house translators got to where they are now and their top tips for getting into the industry. Come and meet the team!

Bernadette Roach

2017 – a year in review

January 11, 2018

Although we’re all now getting our teeth stuck into 2018, we take a moment here to look back on our most memorable events and proudest achievements from 2017 – AST’s best year yet!

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What makes a good translation?

November 24, 2017

There is a bit of a myth surrounding the translation industry and a question I get asked quite a lot is, “So, you just translate each word in the foreign language into English?” And my reply is usually something like, “Well, I could, but it would sound rubbish”.

Bernadette Roach

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