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Copywriting agency or freelance copywriter? 5 myths debunked

Spot-on copy is everything. An SEO copywriter who knows Google inside out is guaranteed to push you up a few spots in the ranking. After all, truly passionate copywriters will only set to work if they can get you in the top half of Google’s first search results page. But where can you find such a word whizz? On Google’s first search results pag...

Little Blue Lining Hood, or the designer who found their calling in copywriting

When I was about eight years old, a third-hand, yellowing desktop PC suddenly appeared in the small study we all shared. Initially, the sluggish Windows 98 system didn’t seem up to much: a blocked ten-year-old game, a sporadic search on Encarta, a primitive 3D screensaver … And yet, I was curious enough to start exploring the depths of this glo...

The wordsmithing world of Eva Corijn

I (Ilse at Blue Lines) wanted to have a chat with translator Eva Corijn for two reasons: Eva’s creativity, and her mastery of not one, not two, but three languages (not to mention the many other languages she speaks ‘reasonably fluently’). So I asked her if I could interview her about multilingualism and creative translation.

Gemma Allen’s Trilingual Personality

Sometime in September 2020, her question popped up in our inbox. Could she intern as a translator at Blue Lines for a few months? A quick peek at Gemma’s unique resume told us all we needed to know: 3 languages, 3 cultures and 3 windows on the world. A worldly repertoire to reckon with!

Text and image, two sides of the same coin…

A picture is worth a thousand words. And images can tell a story, they say. Especially the kind of stories that can’t be put into words. Get the picture? Here’s the thing: text and image are two sides of the same coin. A catchy campaign visual is nothing without a spot-on tagline to go with it. A book without a cover is unlikely to sell like h...

imec x Blue lines: A 'Scientificent' Match!

Smart contact lenses, rapid COVID-19 tests, prosthetics controlled by brain implants, adaptive learning platforms and so much more… Exploring the imec website is a truly enlightening adventure. As a translation partner for more than five years, we Blue Liners take pride in working with this world-renowned research institute.