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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We Are Hiring an A/P Clerk! Details Within.

The A/P Clerk performs a variety of accounting clerical tasks related to the maintenance/processing of payable account records/ invoices for Company’s various clients and vendors. Performs payroll functions for the company to ensure independent contractors are paid in an accurate and timely manner. For more information, or to apply, visit our post on ZipRecruiter. Reports to: Vice President of...

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Now Hiring Part-Time Scheduling Assistant

We are pleased to announce that we are hiring for a new scheduling assistant position at Metaphrasis. The scheduling assistant will provide ongoing support by performing day-to-day activities related to scheduling On-Site Interpretation assignments. The applicant must be able to coordinate multiple projects and priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment while providing excellent...

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