Summer Placement Diaries

Daniya’s Summer Placement at the Open University of Catalonia . This autumn, I undertook my EM TTI placement with the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) under the supervision of Prof. Antoni Oliver Gonzalez.  At the very beginning, Prof. Oliver Gonzalez created a detailed plan of weekly activities for me that matched my academic and professional interests and have hopefully benefitted […]

Summer Placement Diaries

Elena’s Summer Placement at XTM . My first encounter with the technical side of machine translation (MT) and natural language processing (NLP) was in the scope of EM TTI. Having been in the language services sector for about ten years, I’ve been acquainted with the user-side of various computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools and the increasing importance of MT output; however, […]

Summer Placement Diaries

Marine’s Summer Placemet with Unbabel . On September 1st, when the beauty of knowledge is celebrated in many countries, I initiated an enriching journey at Unbabel. The placement was constrained to a one-month period, which equals to a longer span in terms of the knowledge and experience gained.    As the name of the company implies, it endeavours to “unbabel” […]

Summer Placement Diaries

Rea’s Summer Placement at Sofita . My first-year summer internship took place in partnership with Sofia-based Sofita Translation agency. Having already interacted with the company as a client when I needed documents translating into Bulgarian to enrol at New Bulgarian University, and given that the placement coordinator for Sofita also happened to be one of my dissertation supervisors and had […]

Summer Placement Diaries

Polina’s Summer Placement at Mitra . For me EMTTI is the most holistic program available at the moment. It lets you consider your interests and chances. You get an opportunity to try a bit of everything and pick an area of specialisation. You think it’s only about translating? Ha! During our UMA curriculum we tried a wide variety of things. […]

Summer Placement Diaries

Nadia’s Summer Placement at Mitra . My placement at Mitra Translations, in Sofia (Bulgaria) has started on the 1st of September 2020 and it will last approximately 160 hours over a one month period, which equates to almost four full-time working weeks. As required, part of placement is conducted online and part onsite. I was offered the possibility to undertake […]

Summer Placement Diaries

Frank’s Summer Placement at Sofita. . For my placement, I chose SOFITA Translation Agency in Sofia, Bulgaria. Founded in 1989, the company currently organizes, trains, and coordinates more than 1000 interpreters, translators, and editors to provide translation, localization, interpreting, legalization and other language-related services for over 100 translation companies over the world, with unity and commitment as their core values. […]

Summer Placement Diaries

Olha’s Summer Placement at Kudos Over the past six months, the world has almost completely shifted to the virtual space and many placements this year have had to be done virtually as well. Luckily, I have chosen the right kind of company to do that. KUDO is one of the world leaders in the videoconferencing and remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI). […]

Summer Placement Diaries

Ali’s Summer Placement at Unbabel Integrating human expertise and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to overcome language barriers in communication. This is a comprehensive definition that reflects Unbabel’s goal. Unbabel is a private company that was founded in 2013 with headquarters in Lisbon and San Francisco. The main activity of the company is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered human translation platform […]

Summer Placement Diaries

Halyna’s Summer Placement at Mitra Translations I have chosen MiTRa Translations for the placement in 2020. Due to the pandemic, many companies offered only virtual placement as their work force was home working. However, I still wanted to see from the inside how a company functions, to observe all the steps of the workflow as well as to learn the […]