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Company news: December 2018

Company news: December 2018

Company news: December 2018

13/12/2018

STP

This autumn has seen celebrations in our Whiteley and Varna offices and virtually across the entire company and ...

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Q&A with Megan Hancock, Project Management Training Specialist

Q&A with Megan Hancock, Project Management Trai...

Q&A with Megan Hancock, Project Management Trai...

13/12/2018

STP

This time, we sat down with Megan Hancock, a Project Management Training Specialist. Megan started as an intern ...

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Shopping for language services: key ingredients of a successful partnership

Shopping for language services: key ingredients of a...

Shopping for language services: key ingredients of a...

13/12/2018

Susan Hoare

Language provision is a service industry, and like many other services, the quality of delivery is dependent on ...

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Lucia: a light in the darkness

Lucia: a light in the darkness

Lucia: a light in the darkness

13/12/2018

STP

In many Nordic countries, the 13th of December starts with candlelight in darkness, songs and saffron buns. It i...

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Director’s Cut, take 16: The fun in fundraising

Director’s Cut, take 16: The fun in fundraising

Director’s Cut, take 16: The fun in fundraising

4/12/2018

Anu Carnegie-Brown

I have a British colleague who joined STP in May 2018. After six months at the company, this experienced HR prof...

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Language vitality in the digital age: a look at Icelandic (part 2)

Language vitality in the digital age: a look at Icel...

Language vitality in the digital age: a look at Icel...

3/12/2018

Max Naylor

This is part 2 of the article “Language vitality in the digital age: a look at Icelandic”. Click here to rea...

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Language vitality in the digital age: a look at Icelandic (part 1)

Language vitality in the digital age: a look at Icel...

Language vitality in the digital age: a look at Icel...

26/11/2018

Max Naylor

Of the thousands of languages used in the world today, only a handful are used online. Just over half of all web...

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Director’s Cut, take 15: English Version 2.0

Director’s Cut, take 15: English Version 2.0

Director’s Cut, take 15: English Version 2.0

12/11/2018

Anu Carnegie-Brown

English is currently the world’s most commonly taught foreign language, and it is so widely spoken that it is ...

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A tale of two standards

A tale of two standards

A tale of two standards

31/10/2018

Ingrid Bragdø

If you were to ask a Norwegian speaker to write something in Norwegian, they might ask: which variant? While spo...

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Q&A with Anna-Leena Hilli, Language Technology Specialist

Q&A with Anna-Leena Hilli, Language Technology ...

Q&A with Anna-Leena Hilli, Language Technology ...

15/10/2018

STP

This time, the spotlight is on Anna-Leena Hilli, one of our Language Technology Specialists. A true STP stalwart...

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Company news: October 2018

Company news: October 2018

Company news: October 2018

15/10/2018

STP

Raisa McNab new head of ATC To the outside world, Raisa McNab has been STP’s Learning and Development Manager ...

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Lean all the way

Lean all the way

Lean all the way

12/10/2018

Raisa McNab

Translation cycles are short and getting shorter, meaning work needs to be turned around quicker. A good way of ...

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Making noise about translation

Making noise about translation

Making noise about translation

2/10/2018

STP

STP’s Learning and Development Manager Raisa McNab joined the company as a fresh graduate in 2003. Ten years l...

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Director’s Cut, take 14: Selfie

Director’s Cut, take 14: Selfie

Director’s Cut, take 14: Selfie

19/09/2018

Anu Carnegie-Brown

You have worked long and hard to build a solid reputation. You are not worried about what people say when you le...

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Looking in on Finland

Looking in on Finland

Looking in on Finland

11/09/2018

Anu Carnegie-Brown

A brief visit to my native Finland last week included a day at #KIELI2018, the annual conference of Finnish Lang...

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Cultural treats in Oslo

Cultural treats in Oslo

Cultural treats in Oslo

10/09/2018

Ida Katrine Berntzen

As silence descends and the smell of beer slowly fades after a busy festival season in Norway, the theatre scene...

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5 facts about the Icelandic language

5 facts about the Icelandic language

5 facts about the Icelandic language

23/08/2018

Max Naylor

Icelandic is a language you might have heard without even realising it. In fact, if you’ve ever heard a song b...

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Making machine translation work for us – part 3

Making machine translation work for us – part 3

Making machine translation work for us – part 3

15/08/2018

Sandberg Translation Parnters

In the previous two parts of our interview with STP’s machine translation guru, Mattia Ruaro, we’ve discusse...

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A Nordic indigenous people – a basic vocabulary of Sámi

A Nordic indigenous people – a basic vocabulary of Sámi

A Nordic indigenous people – a basic vocabulary of Sámi

9/08/2018

STP

The only indigenous people in the European Union, the Sámi people are spread across four different countries, s...

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Making machine translation work for us – part 2

Making machine translation work for us – part 2

Making machine translation work for us – part 2

2/08/2018

STP

In the first part of our interview with Mattia Ruaro, STP’s resident machine translation specialist, we talked...

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Making machine translation work for us – part 1

Making machine translation work for us – part 1

Making machine translation work for us – part 1

25/07/2018

STP

It seems machine translation is not only a big trend in the translation industry, but it’s become something of...

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Choosing the right tools: the importance of investing in translation technology

Choosing the right tools: the importance of investin...

Choosing the right tools: the importance of investin...

19/07/2018

STP

There is no such thing as a successful modern language service provider that does not invest in sound translatio...

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Five facts about the Finnish language

Five facts about the Finnish language

Five facts about the Finnish language

11/07/2018

STP

The Finnish language has a reputation for being, shall we say, challenging for foreigners to learn (some would c...

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Scandimix: a language continuum on a label

Scandimix: a language continuum on a label

Scandimix: a language continuum on a label

2/07/2018

STP

In 1896, the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen participated in a meeting in Stockholm, where a pan-Scandinavian ...

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STP among top 100 language service providers

STP among top 100 language service providers

STP among top 100 language service providers

27/06/2018

STP

The independent market research firm, Common Sense Advisory, lists STP as the 81st largest translation service p...

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Be prepared – translation project management at STP

Be prepared – translation project management at STP

Be prepared – translation project management at STP

22/06/2018

STP

“Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised at all times.” This famous quote from the ...

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Making the most of Machine Translation

Making the most of Machine Translation

Making the most of Machine Translation

15/06/2018

Raisa McNab

It’s pretty much twenty years I’ve been in this industry, from when I first started a degree in translation,...

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It’ll be all right at the end…

It’ll be all right at the end…

It’ll be all right at the end…

11/06/2018

Max Naylor

You’ve heard of cosy hygge (the Danish “art of cosiness”), maybe you’ve come across the Swedish perfec...

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5 ways to GDPR it, STP style

5 ways to GDPR it, STP style

5 ways to GDPR it, STP style

25/05/2018

Raisa McNab

By Raisa McNab, Learning and Development Manager The General Data Protection Regulation – can’t live with i...

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SlatorCon London in six courses

SlatorCon London in six courses

SlatorCon London in six courses

22/05/2018

Anu Carnegie-Brown

(Photo: Slator) Effective menu planning is essential for a first-rate party, and the team behind SlatorCon Londo...

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A Day in the Life of a Translator

A Day in the Life of a Translator

A Day in the Life of a Translator

17/05/2018

William Hagerup

Working from home as a translator comes with a few risks: it’s easy to stay glued to your computer, only t...

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6 facts about the Norwegian language

6 facts about the Norwegian language

6 facts about the Norwegian language

10/05/2018

William Hagerup

When learning a new language, it is always useful to get familiar with its origins, history and those little det...

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Localisation insights: the Nordic market

Localisation insights: the Nordic market

Localisation insights: the Nordic market

1/05/2018

STP

Comprising Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and their associated territories, the Nordic countries are ...

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Why I am not attending Elia Networking Days for Executives

Why I am not attending Elia Networking Days for Exec...

Why I am not attending Elia Networking Days for Exec...

24/04/2018

Anu Carnegie-Brown

I am not attending Elia ND Focus this year merely to engage in two days of high level business talk. I am going...

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STP recognised in top employer awards

STP recognised in top employer awards

STP recognised in top employer awards

16/11/2017

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Sandberg Translation Partners (STP), has been recognised as a top employer in Adaptive Globalization’s Best Em...

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Director’s Cut, take 13: Give and take

Director’s Cut, take 13: Give and take

Director’s Cut, take 13: Give and take

28/09/2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Voluntary engagement in the affairs of your industry is a matter of give and take. In fact, the giving and takin...

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Director’s Cut, take 12: And then there were fewer

Director’s Cut, take 12: And then there were fewer

Director’s Cut, take 12: And then there were fewer

14/09/2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Another month, another acquisition. Private equity investors have deemed the highly-fragmented language market t...

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Translators Without Borders Visits STP

Translators Without Borders Visits STP

Translators Without Borders Visits STP

9/08/2017

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Sue Fortescue, ambassador for Translators Without Borders (TWB), visited STP’s Whiteley office recently to tal...

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STP in top 100 global translation companies for fifth straight year

STP in top 100 global translation companies for fift...

STP in top 100 global translation companies for fift...

11/07/2017

Sandberg Translation Parnters

STP is ranked the 72nd largest translation company in the global industry’s $43.08bn market, according to ind...

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Director’s Cut, take 11: The curtain

Director’s Cut, take 11: The curtain

Director’s Cut, take 11: The curtain

6/07/2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

‘It’s always been a dream of mine to have done a TED talk – in the past.’ Tim Urban made me smile with t...

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

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

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

1/06/2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

When you hear the words ‘peer support,’ an organisation like Alcoholics Anonymous may well be the first thin...

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How your LSP can beat the Nordic summer shutdown

How your LSP can beat the Nordic summer shutdown

How your LSP can beat the Nordic summer shutdown

25/05/2017

Sandberg Translation Parnters

There’s something you should know about people from the Nordic countries. And it’s something that could save...

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Director’s Cut, take 9: Image conscious

Director’s Cut, take 9: Image conscious

Director’s Cut, take 9: Image conscious

4/05/2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

There’s an old joke you may know about Finnish people. A Frenchman, an American and a Finn are walking in the ...

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

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

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

6/04/2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

I recently came across this website where, to celebrate International Women’s Day, business leaders wrote lett...

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Director’s Cut, take 7: Virtually there

Director’s Cut, take 7: Virtually there

Director’s Cut, take 7: Virtually there

2/03/2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Your technology facilitates it, your people appreciate it, your type of work can sustain it. Yet how do you turn...

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Director’s Cut, take 6: University challenges

Director’s Cut, take 6: University challenges

Director’s Cut, take 6: University challenges

1/02/2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

I like visiting universities. Hip students stroll the corridors talking about alien things in alien ways. Time s...

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STP’s Jesper Sandberg named chair of GALA board

STP’s Jesper Sandberg named chair of GALA board

STP’s Jesper Sandberg named chair of GALA board

1/02/2017

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Jesper Sandberg, the founder and executive chairman of Sandberg Translation Partners Ltd (STP), has been named t...

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Perfect vs done: why LSPs must find the balance

Perfect vs done: why LSPs must find the balance

Perfect vs done: why LSPs must find the balance

31/01/2017

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Call it a fact or a blanket statement. But, in our experience at least, translation companies tend to attract ...

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

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

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

5/01/2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

It’s around now – on Twelfth Night, or Epiphany – that many Christians celebrate the wise men arriving at ...

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Refugee crisis: How we’re donating Nordic translation expertise

Refugee crisis: How we’re donating Nordic tran...

Refugee crisis: How we’re donating Nordic tran...

22/12/2016

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Sixty-four million people forcibly displaced. Thirty-four thousand fleeing their homes every day. Twenty-one mil...

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Our favourite Nordic Christmas traditions

Our favourite Nordic Christmas traditions

Our favourite Nordic Christmas traditions

16/12/2016

Sandberg Translation Parnters

What are the traditions that make Christmas in the Nordic countries special? Here are four of our favourites, as...

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

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

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

15/12/2016

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Most managers think that employees quit for pay-related reasons. There is research that supports this view, but ...

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We need to talk about voice recognition

We need to talk about voice recognition

We need to talk about voice recognition

6/12/2016

STP

By Ryan Bury, English in-house translator Whether you’re chatting with Siri, Cortana or Alexa, modern technolo...

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Advent in Denmark: A lesson in hygge

Advent in Denmark: A lesson in hygge

Advent in Denmark: A lesson in hygge

5/12/2016

Sandberg Translation Parnters

December is here, the old year is drawing to a close and – in Scandinavia at least – the days are getting sh...

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Director’s Cut, take 3: Iznogoud

Director’s Cut, take 3: Iznogoud

Director’s Cut, take 3: Iznogoud

2/11/2016

Anu Carnegie-Brown

“I want to be Caliph instead of the Caliph” was the motto of Iznogoud, the wicked, scheming grand vizier of ...

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

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

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

7/10/2016

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Do you ever feel disillusioned when you read advice on burnout prevention, stress management and work-life balan...

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Director’s Cut, take 1: Ikänäköala

Director’s Cut, take 1: Ikänäköala

Director’s Cut, take 1: Ikänäköala

8/09/2016

Anu Carnegie-Brown

I turned 50 this summer. And since it has taken me half a century to get blogging, I feel compelled to explain t...

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STP nominated in two categories for 2016 ATC Awards

STP nominated in two categories for 2016 ATC Awards

STP nominated in two categories for 2016 ATC Awards

25/08/2016

Jesper Sandberg

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been nominated in two categories for the 2016 Language Industry Summit...

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STP ranks among world’s top 100 language service providers

STP ranks among world’s top 100 language service pro...

STP ranks among world’s top 100 language service pro...

18/07/2016

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Independent market research firm Common Sense Advisory names STP as 73rd largest company in $40.27bn global indu...

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STP renews sponsorship of Translators without Borders

STP renews sponsorship of Translators without Borders

STP renews sponsorship of Translators without Borders

23/06/2016

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Sandberg Translation Partners (STP), the world’s largest translation company specialising in the Nordic langua...

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Tame your translation to-do list with this powerful technique

Tame your translation to-do list with this powerful ...

Tame your translation to-do list with this powerful ...

7/06/2016

Sandberg Translation Parnters

How does your to-do list look today? Organised and under control? Or so long and chaotic that you’re scared to...

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A free tool for more creative and productive home working

A free tool for more creative and productive home wo...

A free tool for more creative and productive home wo...

17/05/2016

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Whatever your role in the language services industry, there’s a good chance you have to spend at least some of...

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PDF files bugging you? These time-saving shortcuts might help

PDF files bugging you? These time-saving shortcuts m...

PDF files bugging you? These time-saving shortcuts m...

10/05/2016

Sandberg Translation Parnters

They say that cockroaches will outlive us all. But there is, in fact, one other hardy little creature that’...

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9 advanced Google search tips for translators

9 advanced Google search tips for translators

9 advanced Google search tips for translators

26/04/2016

Sandberg Translation Parnters

A good translator needs to be a good researcher. And to be a good researcher, it helps to know your way around G...

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Cheat sheet for SDL Trados Studio

Cheat sheet for SDL Trados Studio

Cheat sheet for SDL Trados Studio

19/04/2016

STP

As an ISO 17100-certified Nordic translation company, we wouldn’t normally recommend taking shortcuts. Whe...

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Join STP at memoQfest 2016 in Budapest

Join STP at memoQfest 2016 in Budapest

Join STP at memoQfest 2016 in Budapest

13/04/2016

STP

Do you use memoQ? Fancy a trip to beautiful Budapest in May? If so, you might consider signing up for memoQfest ...

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A simple trick for better proofreading

A simple trick for better proofreading

A simple trick for better proofreading

12/04/2016

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Read your work aloud. It’s an eternally popular piece of proofreading advice, and for good reason. When yo...

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Why exercise is an all-brainer for language pros

Why exercise is an all-brainer for language pros

Why exercise is an all-brainer for language pros

7/04/2016

STP

As a language professional, your mind is the most precious tool you have. The obvious way to keep it sharp is to...

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How to batch-rename files with Advanced Renamer

How to batch-rename files with Advanced Renamer

How to batch-rename files with Advanced Renamer

5/04/2016

STP

Nobody enjoys renaming batches of files. But everyone likes useful tools – especially when they’re free. Adv...

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Keyboard shortcuts in memoQ

Keyboard shortcuts in memoQ

Keyboard shortcuts in memoQ

29/03/2016

STP

Did you know that there are 124 keyboard shortcuts in memoQ 2015? And those are just the preassigned defaults. Y...

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Save time in Outlook with Quick Steps

Save time in Outlook with Quick Steps

Save time in Outlook with Quick Steps

22/03/2016

STP

Ever feel like you spend more time managing emails than doing actual billable translation work? If you’re nodd...

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How to set character counters and alerts in Excel

How to set character counters and alerts in Excel

How to set character counters and alerts in Excel

15/03/2016

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Your client has asked you to translate directly in Excel. What’s more, they’ve set a strict limit o...

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STP earns ISO 17100 certification

STP earns ISO 17100 certification

STP earns ISO 17100 certification

26/02/2016

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Sandberg Translation Partners Ltd (STP) is now certified to ISO 17100, the new international quality standard fo...

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What makes a good translation agency client great?

What makes a good translation agency client great?

What makes a good translation agency client great?

29/01/2016

Sandberg Translation Parnters

A good translation agency client is one that pays on time. End of story? For some, perhaps. But if that’s all...

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Has per-word translation pricing had its day?

Has per-word translation pricing had its day?

Has per-word translation pricing had its day?

1/12/2015

Sandberg Translation Parnters

The smiling hair stylist takes your coat and sits you in front of the mirror. “So, what would you like today?...

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The sausage and the sizzle

The sausage and the sizzle

The sausage and the sizzle

25/05/2014

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Anyone working in marketing knows they must sell the sizzle, not the sausage. Clients don’t buy features, they...

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Spring is sprung

Spring is sprung

Spring is sprung

2/05/2014

Sandberg Translation Parnters

It’s party time in the Nordic countries, with two holidays at this time of the year that are celebrated much m...

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Beyond Translation

Beyond Translation

Beyond Translation

16/12/2013

Sandberg Translation Parnters

When I visit universities to talk to translation students about working in the industry, it is apparent that the...

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Salty Sweet

Salty Sweet

Salty Sweet

2/12/2013

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Here at STP, a member of staff’s safe return from annual leave often heralds the arrival of a tub of salty liq...

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Box, Box, Baby

Box, Box, Baby

Box, Box, Baby

25/10/2013

Sandberg Translation Parnters

New arrival to the British royal family, Prince George, recently found himself the lucky recipient of one of Fin...

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In it together

In it together

In it together

10/10/2013

Sandberg Translation Parnters

In the past month, I have listened to a number of great speakers sharing their wisdom on the causes of and solut...

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Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap

23/05/2013

Sandberg Translation Parnters

STP has a keen interest in promoting cooperation between the translation industry and the academic world. Apart ...

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The Eurovision song context

The Eurovision song context

The Eurovision song context

6/05/2013

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Sweden had the honour of hosting two world-class events on Saturday 18 May 2013: the Ice-hockey World Championsh...

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English is a Scandinavian language

English is a Scandinavian language

English is a Scandinavian language

16/02/2013

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Jan Terje Faarlund, professor of linguistics at the University of Oslo, and Joseph Emmonds, a visiting professor...

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From the engine room

From the engine room

From the engine room

10/02/2013

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Post-editing of machine translation output (MT-PE) is the process of revising machine-translated content and edi...

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I know what you did last summer

I know what you did last summer

I know what you did last summer

12/11/2012

Sandberg Translation Parnters

European universities are reaching out to the translation industry in their efforts to modernise their course co...

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The magic word

The magic word

The magic word

9/11/2012

Sandberg Translation Parnters

The little adverb “please” has come to symbolise politeness in English requests to the extent that it might ...

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Nordic by Nature

Nordic by Nature

Nordic by Nature

24/02/2012

Sandberg Translation Parnters

Nordic men and women have a reputation for excelling in endurance sports in the international arena, and we trai...

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Living within the Arctic Circle

Living within the Arctic Circle

Living within the Arctic Circle

2/04/2010

Sandberg Translation Parnters

The Arctic Circle is an imaginary line that marks the latitude above which the sun does not set on the day of th...

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