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  • A look behind the scenes (part 2)

    A look behind the scenes (part 2) When I wrote the blog ‘A look behind the scenes’, I added (part 1) to the title. This is because the translation world is full of stories that are worth telling. And not unimportantly, these stories can improve the mutual understanding of the parties involved in a translation…

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    • Posted in: Translationagency facts
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 27.april.2017
  • New ISO certificates

    New ISO certificates The year had barely begun when we already received a letter with more than good news; the certificates ISO 17100:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 have been awarded to us. In short, we now meet the two highest international quality standards for translation agencies. ISO 17100:2015 A good start is definitely half the battle….

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    • Posted in: Translationagency facts
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 23.februari.2017
  • Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 500

    Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 500 It’s a common thing at the end of the year; everyone takes a look back and a look forward. How did everything go this year, and what direction will we take in the new year? We have more than enough reason to look back on 2016; it was a particularly…

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    • Posted in: General
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 27.december.2016
  • The Gazellen Awards of Het Financiële Dagblad

    The Gazellen Awards of Het Financiële Dagblad We are starting to become a bit addicted to awards. Here’s why: after the SME top 100 of the Chamber of Commerce and the Deloitte Fast 50, the Gazellen Award of Het Financiële Dagblad is the third award we have been nominated for and awarded with in 2016….

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    • Posted in: General
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 05.december.2016
  • Results Deloitte Fast 50

    Results Deloitte Fast 50 Every year, Deloitte organises the Technology Fast 50; a list of the 50 fastest growing innovative technology companies in the Netherlands. When we were nominated for the Fast 50, we asked you to keep your fingers crossed. And you did. We ended up in 15th place! We received congratulations from customers…

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    • Posted in: General
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 14.november.2016
  • Translation Agency in the SME innovation top 100

    SME INNOVATION TOP 100 Earlier this year, the Chamber of Commerce selected 100 businesses for the SME Innovation Top 100; a list of 100 companies that may count themselves among the most innovative of the Netherlands. Translation Agency was also chosen to be on that list! Innovation Showcase With the Innovation Top 100, the Chamber…

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    • Posted in: General
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 03.oktober.2016
  • TranslationAgency in Deloitte’s Fast 50

    TranslationAgency in Deloitte’s Fast 50 Deloitte, an international organisation in the field of financial and business services, organises the Fast 50 every year. And… TranslationAgency is one of the nominated parties! What is the Fast 50? The Fast 50 is a prestigious prize for which the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the Netherlands are…

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    • Posted in: General
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 07.september.2016
  • A look behind the scenes (part 1)

    A look behind the scenes (part 1) Having a text translated? Submit it to a translation agency and receive it back translated. Easy peasy for the client, but sometimes it can be a different story behind the scenes. Just an assignment A client has a text of 100,000 words (2 books of around 200 pages)…

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    • Posted in: Translationagency facts
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 22.juli.2016
  • That’s another biscuit

    Translating expressions…. The profession of Translator is great but it can also be a minefield. Not everything is always exactly what it seems. For example, take proverbs, sayings, colloquialisms and expressions. Translators know that these all demand special attention, but they also need to recognise any sayings and expressions in the other language first, and…

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    • Posted in: General
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 13.juni.2016
  • New office Binnengasthuisstraat 150

    Our own building Why would a business born and bred on the Internet suddenly need a real building in the heart of Amsterdam? Where did this transformation come from? Face-to-face The desire to have our own space – although it is modest – has existed for a while, and after testing the idea in a…

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    • Posted in: Translationagency facts
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 22.januari.2016
  • Babylonian Confusion of Tongues

    One of the most famous Bible stories is that of the Tower of Babel; the story of the tower that would reach into heaven, but could not be completed because God had the workers speak different languages from one moment to another. This caused them to be unable to understand each other, and therefore, unable…

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    • Posted in: Translationagency facts
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 19.oktober.2015
  • And the best translator is…

    And the best translator is… Wouldn’t that be convenient; you simply grab an overview of the latest world championships of translation and you have all the results at hand. Unfortunately, it simply doesn’t work like that. You cannot express the performance of translators in seconds, metres, or pounds. Even so, you do not have to…

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    • Posted in: Translationagency facts
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 03.november.2014
  • Loanwords

    Leenwoorden Language experts often complain about the influence of foreign words on the Dutch language. To them, loanwords are a particular eyesore. But do not think this is a one way street. Dutch words have also made their way across the world in large numbers. And not only in the wake of the VOC and…

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    • Posted in: General
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 25.augustus.2014
  • Will translators soon become obsolete?

    Will translators soon become obsolete? In the midst of ever more advanced computers and software, an interesting question arises: will translation machines ever render the human translator obsolete? Translators have been using computers for some time now to compare synonyms, look up specialised jargon, study the work of other translators, etc. But all decisions regarding…

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    • Posted in: General
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 15.augustus.2014
  • Why not work with translators directly?

    Why not work with translators directly? Well, of course you can work with translators directly. Perhaps you have been working with the same translators for years, and you want to keep it that way. If you occasionally have a small bit of translation work, it always concerns the same languages, and the subjects are comparable,…

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    • Posted in: General
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 13.augustus.2014
  • How do you select a translation agency?

    How do you select a translation agency? Just between you and me; how do you select a translation agency? What mainly determines your choice? Tricky… You can look up the most trustworthy-looking websites of translation agencies on the Internet, request a few quotes, make a few calls, make some more calls, and then… hope for…

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    • Posted in: Translationagency facts
    • Julian Wagenhuis
    • 10.augustus.2014
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