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Silvana Pezzica – on working with Balthasar

I have been working as a freelancer translator for more than 25 years, here in Carrara, Italy. I started as a translator as soon as I graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature (German, English) from the University of Pisa. Since then I have been working in...

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One year with Balthasar Ltd

One year with Balthasar Ltd

Carrie Baird and Hayley Cook have just celebrated their first year with Balthasar. As a company we have an excellent staff retention rate – and our customers stick with us too! Carrie keeps our accounts up to date; prepares files for translation; carries out DTP work...

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Peter Baldus celebrates his birthday with the team

Peter Baldus celebrates his birthday with the team

Peter Baldus established Balthasar Ltd in the year 2000. Now formally retired he is still helps out occasionally, like during the frantic period leading up to the Frankfurt ISH! Peter has set quite a few records in the past, more than 6500 words translation in a day...

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Nichola Elsworth joins the Board of Directors

Nichola Elsworth joins the Board of Directors

In December 2016, I was asked if I would like to be on the Board of Directors for Balthasar. The opportunity came as a bit of a surprise and felt like a huge compliment, especially as I feel extremely fortunate that I have found my dream career. I love working in the...

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SDL Roadshow November 2016 – detailed review

On 1st November, Heike Held and Nikki Elsworth travelled to London for the day to attend this year’s SDL Roadshow. The event held by SDL happens every year and as well as promoting new products, gives a great opportunity for learning more about the industry, the...

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Balthasar welcomes new director

Balthasar welcomes new director

The board of directors is delighted to announce that Mr Samuel Baldus has accepted the position of Technical Director of Balthasar Ltd as of the 29th June. Sam has done amazing things for the company over the last few years such as integrating our in-house CMS...

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Ross Means Business EXPO

Ross Means Business EXPO

On Tuesday 12th July, Julie Baldus and Heike Held attended the Ross Means Business EXPO at the Chase Hotel in Ross on Wye. The venue was free to attend and the Balthasar team found many interesting companies to talk to. The federation of small businesses was there and...

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Peter Baldus – ISO17100 certification

Peter Baldus – ISO17100 certification

When the EN 15038 standard for language service providers was introduced, Balthasar Ltd was amongst the first three in the UK to be awarded that particular accreditation. The relevant authorities have now determined that language service providers should be certified...

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Is cutting and pasting wasting your time?

Are you still cutting text from your document putting it into Word or Excel, having it translated, and then pasting it back in again? If so, then you are aware of how problematic and time-consuming it can be! Did you know that all of this is unnecessary? Modern DTP...

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New exhibition stands for Balthasar

New exhibition stands for Balthasar

In March this year Julie Baldus was fortunate enough to win £500 worth of design time from the brilliant Stilo Design and Branding studio. Now Ian has delivered our exhibition stands on time as scheduled and the team at Balthasar are delighted with them. Working with...

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New Online Ordering System

New Online Ordering System

As part of our continuing effort to improve our services, we have developed a new online ordering system. It has been designed to reduce workload – and to raise quality and consistency standards even further. By logging onto the Balthasar ordering system, customers...

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Company Outing – Hellens Manor

On Sunday 9th August, the Balthasar team enjoyed a little bit of local history and culture on a company outing to Hellen’s manor in Herefordshire. The afternoon commenced with a picnic on the grounds of the manor house and then with a tour of the house, allowing team...

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Balthasar – a brief history

Balthasar – a brief history

Balthasar Limited was founded in October 2000 by Peter and Julie Baldus. Peter had been a freelance translator since 1983, working for various agencies and end-customers, including the British Home Office and the DTI. Balthasar has since specialised primarily in the...

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Mindfulness training for Balthasar team

Mindfulness training for Balthasar team

In January of this year, MD Emma Pielen invited Ruth Worgan, a counsellor and mindfulness teacher, to come and talk to the staff about mindfulness and how it can help to alleviate stress. After the talk the staff expressed an interest in taking part in a four-week...

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Anja Liewehr – SDL Roadshow 2014, Marylebone, London

It is very rare that two of our Project Managers are able to venture out into the ‘wide world’, but thanks to an increase in resources in the office and careful planning, my colleague, Nichola Elsworth, and I were able to attend the SDL Roadshow in London on 15th May...

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Heike Held on visiting customers in Germany

Several times a year, we take the time to visit our customers on their home ground. So at the end of May, Emma Pielen (our MD) and I duly packed our bags and headed to Germany, where we were able to meet up with some of our business partners. Nowadays, all projects...

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Emma Pielen becomes member of the ITI

Emma Pielen, Managing Director of Balthasar Ltd, recently passed an important translation examination to become an ‘MITI’ – a qualified member of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting (www.iti.org.uk). All staff at Balthasar are encouraged to take an active part...

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Melanie Germaney – my first week at Balthasar

My name is Melanie Germaney, I am the new Project administrator here at Balthasar. I studied German Literature and Language at University and taught English as a foreign language for a year in a little village in Sachsen-Anhalt. Since leaving University, I have had...

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Balthasar team attend TriKonf 2013

MD Emma Pielen and Sales Manager, Heike Held, and spent an exhilarating few days in Freiburg in October attending the very first instance of a new translator conference – TriKonf 2013 (www.trikonf.com). The programme for the conference was absolutely packed with a...

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Balthasar hosts visit from Stiebel Eltron

Balthasar hosts visit from Stiebel Eltron

This September we were delighted to welcome two visitors from Stiebel Eltron to our offices in Ross-on-Wye. Balthasar has provided language services to this innovative company for over ten years, translating their technical and marketing documentation into over 20...

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Emma Pielen Profile

Emma Pielen Profile

Emma Pielen graduated in 2003 with a First Class Honours Degree in German, French and Linguistics from the University of York. She then trained to teach English as a Foreign Language before travelling and working in various countries including Japan and Germany....

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