Mastermind Translations bids farewell to a London Met student intern
10 July, 2017 Mastermind Translations internship Last week we bid adieu to lovely Jagoda who had completed her four-month work placement at Mastermind Translations. Making the transition from university to the world of work is never easy, but it can be a very rewarding and truly motivating experience for a young professional trying to find his or her feet in the translation industry. Read on to find out what Jagoda thought of her first taste of working as a specialist translator at Mastermind Translations.
What is certified translation
3 March, 2017 Last month I was awarded the Chartered Linguist status for Translation. Since then, we’ve experienced a considerable increase in enquiries about our certified translation service. However, many of our clients are still unsure of what certified translation is. They also don’t know if they need it in their particular circumstances. We appreciate there is no one-size-fits-all answer. I hope with my advice you’ll be able to choose the translation service that matches your individual needs and objectives.
Translator becomes the International Businesswoman of the Year
23 June, 2016 Katarzyna Slobodzian Taylor Gloucestershire International Businesswoman of the Year 2016 The glitz and glamour of a red carpet event with flashing lights are rarely part of your average translator’s professional life, however when I tentatively stepped onto the stage to receive my award for winning the Gloucestershire International Businesswoman of the Year last week, I felt as if I was there to also represent the entire translators’ community. I was completely overwhelmed to receive this prestigious award, and was absolutely thrilled at the positive reaction from the other local businesses taking part, as well as from my fellow translator colleagues. The lovely messages that have been pouring in to me...
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How can your organisation benefit from terminology management
10 June, 2016 It will please some of you to know that I almost titled this post ‘Stop wasting your money and invest in terminology management’. Then I thought it would be unfair to blame a business or an organisation for not implementing something they aren’t familiar with. Let’s face it. To most people terminology management sounds as exciting as a quarterly VAT return. But just like bookkeeping, terminology management often comes to the foreground when things go wrong. However, too often organisations overlook it or see it as an additional cost because they don’t quite understand what it is and/or how they can benefit...
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Polish Translator in the Gloucestershire Women of the Year Awards 2016
20 May, 2016 Gloucestershire Women of the Year Awards 2016 finalist Katarzyna E Slobodzian-Taylor Last week I was absolutely thrilled to learn that I was in the running for the Gloucestershire Women of the Year Awards 2016. A closer look at the official Gloucestershire Women of the Year Awards website revealed even more exciting news: I am a finalist in not one, but two categories, i.e. International Businesswoman of the Year 2016 and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016.
Mastermind Translations wins Small Business Sunday with Theo Paphitis
2 April, 2015 I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that this week I’ve become an official winner of the Small Business Sunday competition. Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, is a weekly initiative run by UK top retail entrepreneur and former BBC2 Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis to recognise the work and achievements of UK small businesses. Following Theo’s motto: ‘make your own luck by making use of every opportunity’, I entered Small Business Sunday to highlight the role of translators and gain more exposure for my translation business. Last Sunday, I tweeted Theo about Mastermind Translations, describing the language support...
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