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Mastermind Translations bids farewell to a London Met student intern
10 July, 2017

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 Polish translator at Mastermind Translations.

5 Ways to Make Your Polish Patent Translation Project a Success
9 May, 2017

From an innovative skin disinfectant to cutting-edge materials for decellularising and recellularising human organs, over the past decade we have covered a wide spectrum of medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnical topics in our Polish patent translation projects. This work has given us a wealth of experience which we always enjoy sharing with our clients to enhance our working relationship and ensure every project meets their high standards. So how can we further improve the way we work together and increase your chances of making your Polish patent translation project a real success?

What Opportunities the Clinical Trials Market in Poland Offers
20 March, 2017

Globally, the clinical trials market is forecast to reach US $22 billion by 2021, a compounded annual growth rate of 7.5% when compared to 2016. But how does this relate to the clinical trials market in Poland? This article will discuss the potential clinical trial opportunities in Poland and why it might be an appealing country for clinical research over the coming years.

What is Polish 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 Polish certified translation service. However, many of our clients are still unsure of what Polish 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.

5 myths about working with a Polish medical translator
17 February, 2017

You have an important medical document to translate and need a professional Polish medical translator, but are unsure what to expect? You are not alone. Most of our clients have never used a specialist translation service before and are often overwhelmed by the complexity of the task before them. I have the same feeling of uncertainty when I need to have a home appliance urgently repaired.

Kasia’s fundraising for Sue Ryder
26 August, 2016

Do you believe in karma? I don’t if I am being honest, but I strongly believe every successful business has the responsibility to spread goodwill towards their local community.

Best translated books for the summer
18 August, 2016

Imagine you’re strolling along cobbled alleyways dotted with wine-stained traditional eateries which fill the air with unfamiliar yet intriguing flavours. The postcard perfect panorama bursting with vibrant colours calls for a no-filter snap. Regrettably, it took me almost 15 minutes to write these two sentences. Clearly, I’m no fit for a literary translator! Creating (or re-creating in translation) literary work requires a completely different set of skills than specialist translation, such as pharmaceutical translation, for example. However, I do like reading translated books, both fiction and non-fiction, because it’s the best thing next to travelling. It lets you experience different ways of...

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Polish Translator becomes the International Businesswoman of the Year
23 June, 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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Is your translator taking confidentiality seriously?
3 June, 2016

Picture the scene. Taking a thoughtful sip from her flat white, the translator sits back in her favourite cereal café and types the final paragraph of her latest, highly confidential, pharmaceutical translation assignment for a clinical research organisation. With a self-satisfied sigh, she closes the lid on her MacBook Pro and contemplates dinner. Meanwhile, a stranger, who has absorbed and been taking notes on the classified secrets in the document from the next table, is already three blocks away, looking similarly pleased with himself as he makes off with the details of sensitive drug research data. Confidentiality was clearly not...

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