Seeking Qualified Medical Interpreters in Specific Languages

Are you a trained medical interpreter in the Chicagoland region interested in working with a nationally recognized language service company that values professionalism, quality and hard work. Metaphrasis Language and Cultural Solutions, LLC is currently seeking qualified interpreters to join our team. Interpreters with proficiency in the following languages are in high demand: Farsi...

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You Get What You Pay For – Part II

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...

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You Get What You Pay For – A Look Into Today’s Language Service Climate

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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MATI Interviews Elizabeth on Career in Language Services

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...

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Bad communication harms business, especially in other languages.

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. A doctor...

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Diversity is Our Greatest Opportunity – An Interview with NAWBO Chicago

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,...

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Winter 2016 Registration Dates – Updated

Medical Interpreter Training – Last Day to Test is 1/6 Enroll in our brief, yet intensive, training program to become a professional interpreter, specifically in the medical field. Our upcoming session is scheduled to begin January 23, 2016. The last day to take the Oral Proficiency Exam is 1/6/16 for our Winter Session, so don’t wait! Learn more about our Medical Interpreter Training....

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Elizabeth Colón Named a Chicago Business Journal Woman of Influence

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...

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Medical Interpreting Training Dates Released for Winter 2016

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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Just Released! Winter 2016 Legal Interpreter Training – Registration Open

Do you want the confidence, knowledge, and skills to perform as a professional legal interpreter in legal situations in and outside of the courtroom? Our Legal Interpreter Training classes for Winter 2016 are now available! Our legal interpreter training is for bilingual professionals who wish to explore the field of legal interpreting. Learn the fundamentals of interpreting as a profession,...

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