LEaF gets social

Translators are often a quiet, reserved bunch, spending our days locked away in our homes, beavering away on our computers, creating beautifully written texts in our native language of the source texts that we are sent for translation.

It is not often we get the opportunity to go out and socialise with colleagues.

And this is particularly true for a fully remote company like LEaF Translations. Even our in-house team only see each other in person once a month or so. And prior to last Friday, we hadn’t met any of the freelance translators that we work with on a regular basis in real life.

So excitement levels were high ahead of the inaugural LEaF Translations Translators’ Social.

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Team LEaF (from left to right: Kate, Lucy & Kitty) full of excitement ahead of our first Translators’ Social.

The sun was shining, York was looking resplendent and the Pink Room at Impossible in York was all set to receive our guests. As our guests arrived from cities around the UK and overseas, conversation and beautifully presented cocktails and mocktails flowed.

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Kitty, Kate and Lucy in front of York Minster

It was a really special occasion and so amazing to meet some of the people we have been emailing and working with for years now. It was also really rewarding to hear the feedback about what it is like to work with LEaF. From the very beginning, we have sought to be a different kind of translation agency and it makes me very proud to know that we are on the right path in this respect.

Check out our Instagram post to see some photos from the day:

Meanwhile, Maria Luisa Balacco (English to Italian SEO translator) has posted all about her time in York on LinkedIn:

We look forward to doing it all again next year and hopefully welcoming even more of the fantastic translators that we have the pleasure of working with to our beautiful home city.

Lucy LEaF blog 2020

About the Author


Lucy Pembayun is the founder of LEaF Translations and a qualified German to English translator. Specialising in marketing, website and SEO translations, Lucy spent over a decade working as a freelance translator before launching LEaF Translations back in 2017. A passionate advocate for ethical business and sustainability, Lucy recently spoke on the topic of Net Zero for Businesses at the annual Business Summit for the York and North Yorkshire region. Outside of work, Lucy enjoys exploring new places and cultures, playing and watching football, and spending time with her family and friends.