Everybody Wins When You Choose to Go Local!

Today’s business partnerships are about efficiency, best value and bottom line. Many interpret that to mean the lower the price, the better the partnership. We are here to tell you, that’s not always the case! When faced with a buying decision in translation or interpreting, “going local” can mean better efficiency, value and better bottom line. Here’s why. There are far-reaching...

Read More


0 Comments4 Minutes

Planning Your Language Services Strategy for 2017

Language services shouldn’t be just another check box on your list of to-dos when planning for 2017. Taking the time to think through a language services strategy now will help you work smarter and be more cost effective in the year to come. When a seemingly mere translation slipup equals thousands of products pulled from the shelves, millions of dollars in lost revenue, wasted efforts and...

Read More


0 Comments8 Minutes

Creative Partnerships Result In Patient Benefit: Norwegian American Hospital & Metaphrasis Interpreter Program

Professional language services company, Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions, and Norwegian American Hospital have recently collaborated to create a unique solution that benefits both entities as well as the community. In the medical world, language barriers can create problems for both patients and providers. For patients, language and communication influences how...

Read More


0 Comments4 Minutes

You Get What You Pay For – Part II

In our previous post, You Get What You Pay For Part I, we discussed the price-driven trend many have fallen into when selecting a language service partner. Metaphrasis is trying to change this discussion by highlighting all of the complexities that go into quality language services. It is important to understand when working with a professional company what determines the price and what value you...

Read More


0 Comments6 Minutes

You Get What You Pay For – A Look Into Today’s Language Service Climate

In the small Spanish town of As Pontes, Google Translate is being held responsible for a rather embarrassing error, after its annual local culinary fair was renamed the Clitoris Festival. The name was then printed on its website for several months before being noticed. Can you imagine this happening to your business? Your response may be “that would never happen to us.” We would like to...

Read More


0 Comments3 Minutes

Medical Interpreting Training Dates Released for Winter 2016

We are pleased to announce the Winter 2016 Medical Interpreter Training classes. In our weekend format, we offer training on consecutive weekends to better accomodate participant schedules. The training has a total of 48 hours of classroom participation. Enroll in our brief, yet intensive, training program to become a professional interpreter, specifically in the medical field. Our next upcoming...

Read More


0 Comments1 Minutes

Fall Medical Interpreting Training Dates Announced

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2015 Medical Interpreter Training classes. Returning in our popular weekend format, we offer training on consecutive weekends to better accomodate participant schedules. The training includes 48 hours of classroom experience. Enroll in our brief, yet intensive, training program to become a professional interpreter, specifically in the medical field. Our next...

Read More


0 Comments1 Minutes

Summer Medical Interpreting Training Dates Announced

We are pleased to announce the Summer 2015 Medical Interpreter Training classes. In our new weekend format, we now offer training on consecutive weekends to better accomodate participant schedules. Enroll in our brief, yet intensive, training program to become a professional interpreter, specifically in the medical field. Our next upcoming session is scheduled to begin on July 11, 2015. The first...

Read More


0 Comments1 Minutes

Language Programs Can Help With Medicare Readmission Penalties

A recent article in Modern Healthcare stated that a total of 2,610 hospitals in the U.S. will see their Medicare payments docked in fiscal 2015 for having excessive numbers of patients return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, some of which will be fined the maximum of 3%.Whether you approve of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which was created by the Patient Protection and...

Read More


0 Comments2 Minutes