Metaphrasis’ Roots

Hear the facinating story of how Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions began, and the circumstances which inspired its corporate mission.

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2011 Newsletter Archive

Interested in what we had to say in 2011?  Read about our events, programs, accomplishments and team additions in our 2011 Metaphrasis newsletter archive.  We discuss all things interpreting as well as local Chicago events we are passionate about. Get to know Metaphrasis!   December 2011 Newsletter August 2011 Newsletter July 2011 Newsletter May 2011 Newsletter March 2011 Newsletter February…

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Medical Interpreter Scholarship Program

The Metaphrasis Medical Interpreter Scholarship Program. Metaphrasis is committed to giving back to the community by providing scholarship opportunities to individuals who may be experiencing financial hardship. The medical interpreter scholarship promotes and advances the field of medical interpreting in the Chicago area. The scholarship is offered to individuals who are interested in seeking a…

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Big Box Retail Store

The client, a big box retail store, had been struggling to capture the Hispanic market share and looked to Metaphrasis for a better understanding of the impact cultural sensitivities had upon their Hispanic consumer. Metaphrasis was qualified to address this issue because it was one of only 15 nationally awarded recipients of a cultural competency scholarship to train in the field. To address the…

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Univision Chicago Interviews Metaphrasis

Univision Chicago interviews Elizabeth Colón about what it takes to start up a new business. Click to view the video interview.    

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Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions Announces Expansion of Services to Offer American Sign Language Interpreting

Chicago Healthcare Facilities Now Have Access to Certified ASL Interpreters for Medical Encounters February 22, 2012- Chicago, IL - Metaphrasis Language and Cultural Solutions (Metaphrasis), a leading Chicago-based language services company, today announced the official expansion of its interpreting services to include American Sign Language (ASL). ASL interpreting is a service which involves a…

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Enterprising Women Magazine Announces Finalists For The 2012 Enterprising Women Of The Year Award

Twenty-Five Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Receive Honorable Mention From International Publication RALEIGH, N.C. — Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, has announced the list of finalists receiving honorable mention for the 2012 Enterprising Women of the Year Award, an annual recognition of the top women entrepreneurs from North America and around the world. Both…

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Metaphrasis Announces First Recipient Of Medical Interpreter Scholarship

Chicago Resident To Receive Career Training to Utilize Bilingual Capabilities Chicago, IL – September 14, 2011 – Metaphrasis Language and Cultural Solutions (Metaphrasis), a leading Chicago-based language services company today announced the first recipient of its medical interpreting scholarship program. Awarded to Chicago resident, Adriana Romano-Pompei, Metaphrasis will provide full paid…

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Woman’s Day Magazine Features Elizabeth Colon

Woman's Day Magazine interviewed Elizabeth on her "Business Idea: Interpreting for Others" Read the full interview here.

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Metaphrasis Listed in Hispanic Business 500 As One of US’ Largest Hispanic Owned Companies

Turning a passion into business has reaped rewards for founder, Elizabeth Colón Chicago, IL – August 1, 2011 – Metaphrasis Language and Cultural Solutions (Metaphrasis), a leading Chicago-based language services company, today announced it was listed in Hispanic Business Magazine's 29th annual Hispanic Business 500®, the benchmark directory of the 500 largest Hispanic-owned companies in the…

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