Avoiding Gender Bias in Translation

Translation can be tricky when trying to choose the correct words to portray feelings and meaning. Here are some tips to ensure that your translations steer clear of accidental gender bias. Accurate Translation Art is a great example of one-part portrayal, and one-part interpretation. Whether a painting, poem, or theatrical play the translator has the job of representing the original author’s...

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Podcast Featuring Elizabeth Colón

Elizabeth Colón featured in recent episode of the Growing with Purpose podcast! Since she was a child, Elizabeth Colón has been the voice of the voiceless. Elizabeth grew up in a Spanish-speaking home with five siblings, two of whom had hearing issues. From an early age, Elizabeth was tasked with adult responsibilities, like translating medical information for her parents and speaking up for...

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3 Human Resources Documents That Should Be Translated

You have a global business and team members who speak different languages. Have you thought about making your human resources documents accessible and translated for your employees? Human resources departments are in charge of keeping team members educated on benefits and policies, as well as satisfied and productive. With the business world so multilingual, it’s impossible to expect all...

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Medical Interpreter Training Winter 2019

Medical Interpreter Training Program – Winter Schedule-20192/23-/24, 3/9-3/10, 3/23 and 3/24 (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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HR Challenges with Globalization

Professionals in the HR industry face numerous challenges on a daily basis. Not only are they responsible for hiring candidates, but they also have to consider qualifications, experience, references, and what an applicant can bring to the table. Globalization and a language diverse workforces have increased the demands around HR practices. As the global economy continues to shift, firms must...

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Communicating with Your Global Workforce

In our connected world, it is increasingly common for businesses to employ a multilingual global workforce. Here’s how to best communicate with your team. Communication is key to keeping teams motivated, to create a sense of belonging through a shared mission. Communication, including shared language, can go a long way toward increasing productivity and increasing employee engagement. Wondering...

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Marketing Translation Fails

Don’t let this be you! Messed up marketing translation can cost your company dearly. Here are some infamous examples to help you learn from other’s mistakes. Over time there have been several high-profile organizations that have missed the mark when it comes to marketing translation. Here are some of the biggest blunders in modern times that highlight the cost of bad translations. IKEA is...

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Top 10 Languages Spoken on the Internet

Language diversity only continues to increase as more people globally gain access to the internet. The variety of languages spoken by internet users means that savvy web marketers need to translate and localize their web content to communicate effectively with their audiences. Determining Your Target Audience When considering the diversity of languages online audiences are using, it’s a good...

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Document Translation Tips: Learn the 3 Ts of Written Documents

Professional translation’s job is to transfer intent, meaning, and culture from a document’s source language to the target language. As a client you may hear one or more of these three words – translation, transliteration, and transcreation. It is important to understand a little bit more about what each one is, and how it will – or could – come to play in your future translation...

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5 Things You Should Know About Cultural Diversity in Marketing

We live in a world with vast cultural differences, making it more important than ever to value cultural diversity. Companies that wish to seek out new markets for products must market them effectively — and be able to target to diverse audiences. Here are five things you should know about cultural diversity in marketing.   Cultural Diversity Matters, Even if You Aren’t Going Global...

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