What’s it like to work at STAR?

I’ve been at STAR since February 2019, and the team were very welcoming from day one. The office has a range of expertise, so every day I’m expanding my linguistic and general knowledge. It might be learning of a new German delicacy that I need to try, or perhaps a translation tip from a colleague. Personally, I also highly appreciate the niche humour and idiolect opportunities that come with working with fellow linguists.

What’s your favourite part of your day?

I’d say I’m more of a morning person; I like to be as alert as possible when I get in, if necessary aided by tea or coffee. Making sure I start off on the right foot helps me keep a cool head whenever any complications arise during the day.

What skills do you think are important for anyone wanting to be a successful project manager?

It’s an obvious one, but being able to juggle multiple tasks is important. A good project manager is always reacting and adapting to new developments in project specifications.  Attention to detail is also key, especially in the realm of translation, as is readiness to familiarise yourself with different industries in order to better understand your clients’ needs. I’m always learning new things about the products our clients sell.

Which colleague has super powers?

There is no question about it. Definitely Catherine. Catherine joined STAR in 2016 and does a very good job of looking after her clients. In fact, they couldn’t be in better hands as anyone who can run a 10k race and project manage the day after is incredible in my eyes.

Bethanie Melly, Senior Project Manager at STAR UK

Bethanie Melly on Hugh Lindsay

An avid runner, Hugh is able to process large numbers of incoming jobs at a rapid pace. He is an indispensable member of the team and a pro at German idioms (as well as film quotes!).