What Are the Differences Between Interpreting & Translation?

In order to grow, organizations need to communicate with their customer audiences in their native language, whether that is to attract global audiences or a local population in the language they prefer to speak. This may involve interpretation of your content, translation, or both. As closely related linguistic fields, the two processes are often cited interchangeably—but each has a distinct...

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Why ASL Interpreting Is So Important

Some version of sign language has existed throughout the course of human civilization. However, it was not until the 17th century that the Western world saw a systematic study of the teaching and learning of sign language.  In 1620, a Spanish priest by the name of Juan Pablo Bonet published the first modern text to propose a method of educating deaf children through the use of manual signs.  His...

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Translating Safety in Your Workplace

According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment of translators and interpreters is expected to grow by 29 percent from 2014 to 2024. This is attributed to an increase in globalization along with a more diverse population in the United States. A more diverse population may also mean an increase in multilingual employees or employees with...

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Medical Interpreter Training Program-Fall 2017

Medical Interpreter Training Program-Fall Schedule-2017October 28-29, November 11-12, November 18-19 (weekend schedule) Hours: 8:30 am until 5:00 pm For more information, please submit an inquiry form which can be accessed at http://www.metaphrasislcs.com/contact/ or call 815-464-1423.

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Top Five Industries Benefitting from Translation

We have been living in a digital age for a couple of decades in which global communication is more of a regularity than an anomaly now. Domestically and abroad, language and culture play a huge role in business. Communication with clients, customers and partners doesn’t have to be difficult. That’s where language services play a valuable part in the translation of important documents and...

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Language Diversity Affects EVERY Business: Whether You Know It Or Not

In order for businesses to communicate effectively with all of their employees and consumers, it is a good idea to gain thorough understanding of the current language diversity in the United States. There are more than 300 languages which are relatively common in the US, according to the 2011 American Community Survey. You can see evidence of this diversity in everything from the bilingual signs...

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Multilingual Marketing – Reach More Customers With Your Message

Your clients, customers & audiences may need you to make more effort…in language that is. When marketing, there’s a natural expectation that organizations will make an effort to understand the language & cultural differences among various customer populations, countries & cultures. Are you overlooking this important aspect of marketing?...

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When Should I Bring an Interpreter to a Meeting?

Having an interpreter at a business meeting can prove to be a huge asset when you are conducting business with international clients and business prospects. So, when is it appropriate to provide an interpreter to help you conduct business more effectively? When you’re dealing with partners or prospective customers that do not speak your language proficiently, or at all, you may find that there...

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Medical Interpreter Training Program-Summer 2017

Medical Interpreter Training Program-Summer Schedule-2017July 22-23, Aug 12-13, Aug 26-27 (weekend schedule) Hours: 8:30 am until 5:00 pm For more information, please submit an inquiry form which can be accessed at http://www.metaphrasislcs.com/contact/ or call 815-464-1423.

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Seeking Interpreters to Add to Metaphrasis Team

We Are Hiring!We are seeking language professionals to join our team. If you have the ability and passion for providing superior service in everything you do, with a smile, and are inspired by the understanding of others, then we want to hear from you! Below is the current list of specific languages we are seeking to add to our team: Italian Polish Russian Bosnian Vietnamese Greek Farsi Bulgarian...

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