April 18, 2017
Language and culture don’t have to divide us…Because there is a language that we all share: compassion, laughter, struggles, love, a need to belong.
Even when we don’t share an understanding of words, we can connect through customs, cuisine, and creativity. “Speaking human” allows us to reap the benefits of living in a diverse society. Experiencing other cultures through food and the...
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March 17, 2017
Your clients, customers and audiences may need you to make more effort…in language that is. When working internationally, there’s a natural expectation that organizations will make an effort to understand the language and cultural differences among various countries and cultures. But within the U.S., linguistic and cultural differences are often overlooked—most notably, the fast-growing U.S....
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February 9, 2017
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...
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October 20, 2016
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...
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June 10, 2016
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...
March 16, 2016
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...
March 14, 2016
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...
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October 19, 2015
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...
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August 10, 2015
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...
April 27, 2015
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...