This blog is the home for TransTeach’s thoughts, experience, advice and know-how and when it comes to content, the clue is in the name…….it contains posts on translation as well as a variety of other related topics – including those dear to our heart – a nice balanced blog, we like to think! (Hence the ‘Trans’). Everything we post is, we hope, also educational in some way – because life is just one long serious of lessons after all! (Hence the ‘Teach’)
Founded in 2008, TransTeach started out as a translation and educational consultancy company. We wanted to do the two things we loved most every day, enabling us to establish a (slightly nomadic) lifestyle that would allow us to inspire others to do the same. Above all, we wanted to live and work by our own values: constantly learning; using our talents to help others and making sure that there was time to enjoy what we were doing along the way (work-life balance is something we work hard at.)
Since then, we’ve progressed to working in linguistic consultancy, localisation, transcreation and even creative writing.
In fact, TransTeach prides itself on never saying no to a new opportunity (knowledge and skills permitting). We’ve also been fortunate enough to work around the world, both in reality and virtually, and are huge advocates of utilising the possibilities afforded by modern technology to pursue a working lifestyle that suits you.
Today, we continue to offer translation services. We also advise companies on all aspects of their communication and language usage, from the revision of websites and presentations to the perfecting of marketing and advertising copy.
GIVING BACK …
At TransTeach we are constantly looking to move in new directions and we are currently crossing new boundaries in both language and learning ourselves, as well as for our clients. One of our priorities is to make sure we are as socially enterprising as possible, a must in the modern world. We have therefore established a long-term partnership with the charity My Mother’s Love (www.mymotherslove.co.uk) and are producing a range of children’s ebooks to support the charity and its aims.
We are also keen to encourage entrepreneurial, as well as formal, education, in all its forms. We thus promote the many useful training courses that we have come across, and benefited from, in various industries. TransTeach is a firm believer in holistic education and the opportunity for creativity and growth that gaining knowledge in a multitude of areas can offer.
MEET THE TEAM…
OWNER AND FOUNDER
Claire Culliford founded TransTeach in 2008, after discovering that she could not find a job that would allow her to use her background in translation and education in exactly the right measure. Today, she remains grateful that TransTeach allows her to do just that, as well as to explore new opportunities and to pursue her great love of creative writing, for a very positive purpose. Claire is most at home helping people and is never happier than when she can do that by using her extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of translation and education.
Agnes is the most recent addition to the team and makes sure that every day at TransTeach is full of fun and frolics (in amongst all the hard work!) Her role mainly involves sleeping and eating, but she’s currently being trained to answer the phones and act as a chauffeur during really busy periods…