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Posted on January 7, 2022 In language, translation

UK SMEs investing in translating their sales material get 30% better results.   British businesses are getting back on their feet after the coronavirus pandemic. And export sales and marketing departments are busy working out their post-pandemic messages to the market. UK SMEs investing in translating their sales material get 30% better results than those […]

Posted on May 10, 2021 In language, writing

There’s a raging debate in Denmark. Young people especially regard full stops after texts as coming across as a bit angry. Formal writing will keep the punctuation mark, but many young people are confused about using full stops, according to researchers. And too many smileys in your texts and other messages means you must be […]

Posted on October 16, 2020 In translation

If you’re new to buying translation services, there are a few things you should – and should not – do. If you get it right, you can save money, make money and enhance your image. Cut corners and get it wrong and the opposite may be the result. Here’s a beginners’ guide.   What do […]

Posted on June 9, 2020 In editing & proofreading, Uncategorized

I have been sorting through some of my late Dad’s music stuff and came across this delightful pocket-sized book on improving accordion technique by Alfred d’Auberge. My Dad, Stan Draper, was a professional accordionist and left behind a wealth of music, books and recordings. This booklet also provides a good lesson in spelling ‘practise’ and ‘practice’ […]

Posted on March 19, 2020 In Uncategorized

Working from home during the Coronavirus pandemic? Many are getting used to home-based offices for the first time during Coronavirus. I’ve been working from home for 25 years, writing as a journalist for maritime media and co-running Nordic International, a business providing journalism and Nordic translations. Below are some essential tips to help you survive the […]

Posted on November 13, 2019 In Uncategorized

Last month, I was pleased to join a panel discussing that old chestnut of whether freelance journalists should specialise or diversify. Some fabulous insights and experiences were shared with the sell-out fourth Freelancers Salon organised by the Cardiff & SE Wales NUJ branch and NUJ Training Wales in Cardiff.   My journey to Copenhagen… I […]

Posted on September 3, 2019 In Uncategorized

Earlier this year, we launched a new logo and website to add a fresh look to our business. The ‘O’ in ‘Nordic’ reflects the global nature of our business (we have customers and suppliers around the world), while the flags demonstrate that our main activity focus is integrating the Nordic region and the UK. Of […]

Posted on August 3, 2019 In Uncategorized

In August 2019, we moved our euro and Danish krone accounts from Nordea Bank Denmark to Moneycorp. Clients will have received a letter in the post regarding this. Our sterling account with Lloyds Bank is unchanged. If you need any more information, please contact Clair on clair(at) We have read that Nordea’s International Branch in […]

Posted on July 3, 2019 In Uncategorized

For some time, we’ve been testing a new translation management system from XTRF and are now ready to roll it out fully in our supply chain and customer network. XTRF provides translation project and workflow management in addition to accounting features and quote administration services. Implementing XTRF will benefit customers as: • Jobs such as […]