Giving & Gaining: Meet the Metaphrasis Summer Interns

Congratulations to our future leaders! We love our community and believe in giving back locally, as we have been given much. At Metaphrasis, we make sure it is part of our annual corporate charter to seek out opportunities to partner and improve our Greater Chicago area. One of the ways we do this is by our investment in the youth of our community. Over the years we have partnered with...

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Elizabeth Colón Receives 2017 “Latinas in Business Award”

Elizabeth Colón, president and founder of Metaphrasis Language and Cultural Solutions, Inc, will be awarded the Negocios Now 2017 Latina in Business Award at its annual Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago gala event, to be held July 14, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Read the full announcement.

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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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Providing Excellent Service With A Smile: Employee Appreciation

Service With A SmileAs the CEO of a growing company, there is nothing more rewarding than stepping out and hearing about all the wonderful work your team has been doing.  It truly fills my heart with “beeps” knowing that each of our staff are part of a legacy at Metaphrasis. I’d like to take a moment and thank some of my team for the important work they do. Martin, thank you for...

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10 Ways to Ensure Quality Translations

No one understands your brand—or your business goals—better than you. So it’s important that your quality expectations are communicated properly to your translation partner at the start of the process. If you are new to the process or simply haven’t worked with translations in some time, don’t worry, we’re here to help. The...

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Tips for Speakers Working with Simultaneous Interpreters at Events & Conferences

Do you have to lead a discussion or give a speech/presentation that requires simultaneous interpretation? Public speaking with an interpreter requires a few nuances that will result in a much better experience for the presenter and the audience. Interpretation adds a new dimension to the experience. Here are a few tips to help make life easier for both you and the interpreter(s) attempting to...

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Does Your Company Speak Human?

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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Marketing to Hispanics

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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