This is a question that can prove tricky to answer. If you’re a translator yourself, you might wonder what is that single aspect that you should work on or market to your clients. If you’re thinking of hiring a translator for a job, you might wonder how to distinguish a good from a bad translator. […]
the creative industries
Because your creative content deserves a special approach.
Don’t trust your content to just about any translation provider.
Your content deserves better than that. And you know it!
Truth is a bad translation could be deadly.
So better leave it to a specialist.
You won’t regret it.
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Translation, editing and proofreading of all materials museums produce and need, e. g. websites, brochures, audioguides, wall texts and labels, press releases, books.
Translation, editing and proofreading of all marketing related materials: brochures, websites, blogs, social media posts, newsletters, among others.
Translation, editing and proofreading of education documents, such as websites, text books, courses, notes, tutorials, manuals, video subtitling.
Hi, I’m Melisa Palferro
and I’m the director of #ucreatewetranslate.
I’m a passionate linguist and art lover and I run a bespoke translation studio focusing on providing creative translation services that get messages across.
For years now I’ve been working exclusively with museums, galleries and other cultural institutions to help them communicate and engage with their audiences.
To do so, I use my cultural and linguistic experience to avoid literal translations and come up with creative solutions that convey the essence of the message incorporating the audience’s cultural values and expectations.
What makes us special
9+ years of professional translation experience in the creative industries.
Academic background in Arts History. Continuing education in the field. #artlover
Unlike agencies, you know exactly who’s doing the job and what their qualifications are.
Proud of and accountable for even the last comma in our work.
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