Case Studies

Read our range of case studies to get a better idea of the various translation work we’ve done for our clients. Projects range from translating e-learning tools, to an ancient set of documents written in Classical Chinese.

A (translation) miracle at carnival

Take an Italian children’s book author, a mysterious mask, a project manager, a translator and an editor, add a bit of Venetian magic to the mix and wham! – you are in the middle of one of First Edition Translation’s most intriguing projects of the past few months:...

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ATC Language Industry Summit 2019

Last week Ben Ablett, our Head of Sales at Marketing visited Greenwich to attend ATC's Language Industry Summit. These are his thoughts on the event.   The weather was perfect, the venue was inspiring and the programme for the two days looked very promising. This...

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Norse Commercial Services: When accuracy is crucial

When it comes to health and safety at a busy recycling facility, there is no room for mistakes as they can potentially result in serious injuries or damaged equipment. The use of clear and precise language in any document describing safe standard operating procedures...

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form – Translations by Design

If you’ve been following our blog for some time, you might have already read about our collaboration with form – Design Magazine. form takes a critical look at the discipline of design targeted at professionals, as well as all those interested in design. A few years...

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The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China

Chinese is one of our most popular languages at First Edition: every year we handle hundreds of Chinese translation projects, both from and into Simplified and Traditional Chinese, ranging from medical information leaflets and technical manuals to museum guides and...

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Localising e-learning tools

One of the most popular project types our Commercial Team dealt with in the last few months was various e-learning applications, most specifically staff training tools for our pharmaceutical clients for use on computers, tablets or smart phones. Although the end goal...

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Meeting Vincent (case study)

Have you ever wanted to meet Vincent Van Gogh? Well, I certainly have. He is my favourite painter after all! So when a request for an exciting new project came in from the Van Gogh Museum, I was thrilled. At that point, they were just preparing an innovative and...

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Translation musings: Eyes Open (case study)

Sometimes motivating young language learners – especially teenagers – can be quite a challenge for teachers. Choosing the right teaching material that sparks the interest of students is one way to keep them involved. It is particularly important that those dreaded...

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