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Translators Without Borders Visits STP

Sue Fortescue, ambassador for Translators Without Borders (TWB), visited STP’s Whiteley office recently to talk about TWB’s work and to thank STP for its seventh year supporting the organisation. TWB is

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STP in top 100 global translation companies for fifth straight year

STP is ranked the 72nd largest translation company in the global industry’s $43.08bn market, according to independent market research firm Common Sense Advisory (CSA). The research saw STP’s ranking rise one place

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Director’s Cut, take 11: The curtain

‘It’s always been a dream of mine to have done a TED talk – in the past.’ Tim Urban made me smile with this statement in his TED talk about procrastination.

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Director’s Cut, take 10: Birds of a feather

When you hear the words ‘peer support,’ an organisation like Alcoholics Anonymous may well be the first thing that springs to mind. Yet not all peer groups are about beating addiction.

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How your LSP can beat the Nordic summer shutdown

There’s something you should know about people from the Nordic countries. And it’s something that could save you – and your clients – a lot of bother over the next three

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Director’s Cut, take 9: Image conscious

There’s an old joke you may know about Finnish people. A Frenchman, an American and a Finn are walking in the grasslands of a savannah and come across an elephant. The

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Director’s Cut, take 8: Passing on good advice

I recently came across this website where, to celebrate International Women’s Day, business leaders wrote letters to their daughters to collectively pave the way to a brighter future for the next

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Director’s Cut, take 7: Virtually there

Your technology facilitates it, your people appreciate it, your type of work can sustain it. Yet how do you turn the ability to work in virtual teams from a concession into

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Director’s Cut, take 6: University challenges

I like visiting universities. Hip students stroll the corridors talking about alien things in alien ways. Time seems to be measured in eons. And the canteens sell homely food that’s easy

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STP’s Jesper Sandberg named chair of GALA board

Jesper Sandberg, the founder and executive chairman of Sandberg Translation Partners Ltd (STP), has been named the new chair of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA). Jesper will chair the board

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Perfect vs done: why LSPs must find the balance

Call it a fact or a blanket statement. But, in our experience at least, translation companies tend to attract – and hire – more perfectionists than they do other personality types.

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Director’s Cut, take 5: Working with wise (wo)men

It’s around now – on Twelfth Night, or Epiphany – that many Christians celebrate the wise men arriving at the nativity scene. We know them as bearers of great gifts, but

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Refugee crisis: How we’re donating Nordic translation expertise

Sixty-four million people forcibly displaced. Thirty-four thousand fleeing their homes every day. Twenty-one million refugees worldwide – and counting. The statistics from the global refugee crisis, and the stories of human

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Our favourite Nordic Christmas traditions

What are the traditions that make Christmas in the Nordic countries special? Here are four of our favourites, as described for you by some of STP’s resident Danes, Finns, Norwegians and

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Director’s Cut, take 4: To have and to hold on to

Most managers think that employees quit for pay-related reasons. There is research that supports this view, but it’s equally easy to find experts claiming that resignations mainly happen for other motives.

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We need to talk about voice recognition

By Ryan Bury, English in-house translator Whether you’re chatting with Siri, Cortana or Alexa, modern technology invariably gives users the chance to – quite literally – find their voice. And it’s

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Advent in Denmark: A lesson in hygge

By Junie Haller, Danish in-house translator December is here, the old year is drawing to a close and – in Scandinavia at least – the days are getting shorter and darker.

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Director’s Cut, take 3: Iznogoud

“I want to be Caliph instead of the Caliph” was the motto of Iznogoud, the wicked, scheming grand vizier of Baghdad in Goscinny and Tabary’s French comic series of my childhood.

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Director’s Cut, take 2: Guilty or not guilty?

Do you ever feel disillusioned when you read advice on burnout prevention, stress management and work-life balance? Because I certainly do. Any manager worth their salt struggles in these areas, and

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ATC Conference 2016 – in tweets

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