A Japanese Translation Company
Founded by Kaori and James Myatt, Word Connection is based in Bassussarry, France. We have built a team of skilled and dedicated linguists who offer specialist knowledge of diverse fields including finance and banking, manufacturing, gaming and the law. They are supported by the latest technology, a network of specialists and our partnerships with leading language providers. From our offices in France and Japan, we support language service providers, corporations, governments and small businesses by providing professional, proactive and creative language services. We are also proud to offer training for graduate translators and we have established a student mentoring programme in partnership with the University of East Anglia in the UK. Word Connection’s outstanding Japanese language services have garnered an impressive reputation. But our team, professional network and partnerships now enable us to provide translations into almost any language.
Supporting Our Industry
Translation is a dynamic industry which is continually evolving. We are always striving to find innovative solutions which will improve both translation quality and project management. To this end, we participate in conferences across the globe to work alongside and learn from leading language professionals. We discover new ideas and technology while building closer relationships with our peers. Word Connection is a member of the following language industry associations: ATC – Association of Translation Companies JTF – Japanese Translation Federation.
Skilled in-house translators
Most translation companies do not specialise in Japanese translations. Many simply pass any projects to third parties including translators that they don’t know. They have no ability to assess the quality of the outputs or to ensure that there is consistency across multiple texts. At Word Connection, we have outstanding native Japanese translators in-house. Their work is closely monitored, and we allocate tasks on the basis of the ability and knowledge required, regardless of the cost. Our skilled and creative writers craft copy rather than merely provide translations. Better still, we offer training sessions to ensure that our translators are constantly improving their skills.
Japanese Translation Federation
The Japanese Translation Federation (JTF) annual meeting in Yokohama is the largest gathering of professionals from the Japanese translation industry. We are proud to have been invited to speak at this event.
I-jet Translator Conference
We are delighted to have been sponsors of the I-Jet Japanese translators Conference. This is the flagship event of The Japan Association of Translators (JAT) which has been held annually since 1990 to enable translators to share their expertise.
The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is the largest, non-profit trade association for the language industry. Our director Kaori Myatt represented GALA at the 2019 JTF meeting in Japan, she gave a talk on the association in Japanese and how it helps companies connect and develop within the industry. Building on the success of our LocMixer Winter Meet-Up, Word Connection will be organising another exciting networking event for fellow GALA members in January 2022. We are delighted to invite company owners to join us for the evening in a stunning Alpine setting to enjoy apres ski drinks together while making valuable connections.
The Strateski LSP unconference is hosted by Word Connection and is an event like no other. Welcoming all LSP owners and senior managers, it enables them to discuss important issues, share ideas and build relationships with fellow professionals in an informal environment.
Internship programme and supporting future professionals
Over the years we have worked closely with the University of East Anglia, we provided student assessments for their Masters in Translation coursework. Our student mentoring programme also extends to offering work placement experience to students of three leading universities in the UK. Before the pandemic struck we had the pleasure of welcoming a student from the University of Durham, one of the oldest Universities in the world!
Work placements are available to students completing their Masters in Translation Studies. The team at Word Connection is always happy to mentor new students and to fully support initiatives that help develop talented translators and the translation Industry.
We are living in unprecedented times which have delivered unique challenges. However, our staff are able to work remotely and so we are continuing to offer our usual translation and localisation services. We clearly cannot offer internships in the usual way until the crisis is over. In the meantime, we recommend that students and translators take advantage of the Human Powered Academy. Kaori Myatt and Koichi Matsuda are providing a series of online training sessions to share their industry knowledge. It is possible to learn and refine your technique from the comfort of your own home.