Style and Secret Santa at the January 2019 LKTeam Day
In the second session, we enjoyed another of our regular translation slams, this time led by Jenny, one of our Senior Translators. We each produced a draft of a short marketing text and then all got together to share our translations and discuss the approaches that we took. In this case, there were a lot of translated texts (of varying quality) on the same subject available online, so it was useful to talk about what we thought of the reference material and how we made use of it. And it gave us the chance to discuss one of our “favourite” German phrases – the ever-present translation bugbear “X überzeugt durch…”!
As this was the first opportunity we’d had to get together for some time, there was one more important item on the agenda: exchanging our Secret Santa presents! Post-Christmas celebrations have become a bit of a tradition for us and it was the perfect way to bring a bit of festive cheer to a dull January. From Strictly and Hamilton to cookbooks, jigsaws and origami sets, the presents definitely reflected the wide range of hobbies we have here in the team and showed that everyone had put a lot of thought into their gifts.
We might have to wait a year for the next LKT Christmas but the next team day will be along before we know it – we’re looking to find a date in April as we speak. Watch this space!