Why Schools Need Professional Interpreting & Document Translation

As school populations grow more ethnically and culturally diverse, the importance of document translation and interpreting services to overcome communication challenges grows as well. In districts, like we have here in the greater Chicago area, with language diversity, these challenges are felt by both sides: First, by parents who must cope with an environment where they aren’t fluent in the...

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Global E-Commerce Translation: Expanding By the Numbers

If you have a successful e-commerce business, then perhaps it’s time to diversify into the global market by investing in language translation for your website. But where do you start? Which languages do you focus on for translation? We have some suggestions! There are over 3,885,567,619 active internet users in the world. Incredible, right? Investing in expansion of your e-commerce business is...

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3 Benefits Only Professional Translators Can Provide

Google Translate is fast food compared to a professional translator. We’ve talked about this before and it is still our (we are not alone) opinion that humans produce a superior result. So why do we still see so many going with the convenience of a product that produces the kind of disappointing results that habitual fast food eaters are all too familiar with? Now, to be honest, Google...

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Why You Need to Translate Your Employee Handbook

Any human resources professional will agree, a well-written company handbook can result in happier, more confident, and more productive employees — and by using professional translation, you can extend these benefits to your localized and multilingual workforce. The employee handbook serves as an introduction to not only a company’s rules and regulations, but also its organizational structure...

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How to Say “Happy Holidays” in 30 Languages

Holiday greetings are in full swing! Do you have a multilingual audience? Do you want to place localized greetings on your website or holiday email? Here are 30 different ways to express your holiday greetings to your customers and colleagues! Happy Holidays in French: Joyeuses Fêtes! Happy Holidays in Spanish: Felices Fiestas! Happy Holidays in Vietnamese: Hạnh phúc ngày lễ Happy...

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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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Translation. Localization. Transcreation. What’s the Difference?

Translation, localization, and transcreation are similar in the way they relate to language and culture. All hold equal importance in globalizing a company or product, as they allow a non-English speaking or foreign audience to understand a company or its product or services. However, to help you better understand where the differences lie between the...

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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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Globalize Your Video Marketing with Smart Translation

Video has become an integral part of marketing. As one of the more time intensive and expensive line items in a marketing strategy, why not make that spend stretch to reach as many people as possible? Ensure your marketing videos are equipped with some smart translation techniques. Here’s why: 4x as many people prefer to watch videos about products than to read about them 40% say they are...

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