News,In the Press,Media
February 22, 2017
American Express Open recently interviewed and just released the feature story on our Founder and the Metaphrasis story.
Metaphrasis gets called upon in court cases, insurance statements, medical appointments, social service visits, mental health assessments, industrial site tours, foreign delegations and conferences and other areas. In addition to health care and legal industries, they work in...
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January 4, 2017
After more than a decade of experience working with hundreds of clients, we understand that effective language services require a dedicated and concerned effort to ensure that each person in the process is properly understood and represented. To achieve this level of understanding, it’s imperative that translating and interpreting happens within the context of culture.
At Metaphrasis, we provide...
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News,In the Press
February 22, 2016
The Midwest Association of Translators & Interpreters (MATI), a chapter of the American Translators Association (ATA), is a professional association founded by and for translators and interpreters in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin to promote the recognition and advancement of translation and interpretation as professions. Metaphrasis is a member of this organization and...
February 5, 2016
After being recognized as a 2016 Woman of Influence by the Chicago Business Journal, Elizabeth sat down with them to do an interview about how she came to start a professional interpreting and translation agency. The following is an excerpt from that article.
While working at a hospital as a nursing student, Elizabeth Colon witnessed firsthand the risks of inadequate interpretation.
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Recently interviewed by NAWBO Chicago, Elizabeth talks about diversity and how it is our greatest opportunity within business. Read this personal journey and telling story of how diversity can affect your business in a positive way.
What does this story have to do with diversity? Everything.
It takes many different types of people to make a company successful. It takes stars and supporters,...
January 3, 2016
The Chicago Business Journal has selected its second class of honorees for its Women of Influence Awards, and 50 extraordinary women made the cut. Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions founder, Elizabeth Colón, was among the list. The publication was looking for women who have demonstrated a track record of success in their businesses or careers, and who also put a premium on mentoring...
April 6, 2015
We are proud to announce, she’s done it again! Metaphrasis founder, Elizabeth Colón, has been awarded the 2015 Woman Business Owner of the Year by Chicago Area Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
Colón, and other award recipients, will be honored at NAWBO Chicago’s annual Celebration of Achievement Luncheon on April 27, 2015 at the Fairmont Chicago...
In the Press
December 4, 2014
Always an advocate for the greater Chicago community, Eliabeth was recently asked her opinion on the local minimum wage increase. The following is an excerpt from the article.
Illinois business leaders and owners, including the Illinois Small Business Person of the Year, applauded today’s minimum wage increase in Chicago and called on state lawmakers to pass legislation to gradually raise the...
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News,Videos,In the Press
June 26, 2014
This week Metaphrasis Founder, Elizabeth Colón, was asked to join other industry experts on Huffington Post Live. The theme of the broadcast was Lessons Learned, Lessons Earned. Elizabeth was able to share some of her insights on starting and running a small business. Things she has learned along the way and tips for others to be successful. Watch the show in its entirety below. Know an...
June 23, 2014