Why Your Business Must Speak American Sign Language (ASL)

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, over 37 million adults age 18+ in the U.S. report some type of trouble hearing. People who have hearing loss can have difficulties navigating the hearing world. Everyday activities that some people take for granted—such as talking on the phone, sitting at a meeting, traveling, or even going to a movie, can present…

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Casinos – Up Your Game With Metaphrasis’ Translation Services

With a growing diverse and multilingual workforce, casino owners and managers are wise to use translation services to provide employees with the tools and resources they need to be successful on the job.  According to a recent report from the American Gaming Association, some 979 casino gaming sites are located within the United States. Not only do these commercial gaming locations have a…

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Translation Services Available 24/7

Whether you are speaking to a global audience or a local population, communicating in the language of choice is critical to growing your business. Your clients and customers must feel understood.  In today’s age of technology, having access to reliable, convenient language translation services is easier than ever. From healthcare, to schools, to government agencies, businesses that offer…

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The Norwegian American Hospital Foundation’s Charity Gala, 6/19/19

The Norwegian American Hospital Foundation’s Charity Gala, 6/19/19 Join Metaphrasis Owner, Elizabeth Colon, for this amazingly beautiful charity gala benefiting the Norwegian American Hospital Foundation. Elizabeth proudly serves as the Chair of the Foundation. Proceeds from this year’s Benefit will fund initiatives to address social determinants of health in our community, such as…

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Lawyers Need Translation Services to Reach More Clients

From family matters, to workman’s compensation, to business start-ups, navigating a client through legal territory can be a daunting task. When you add a language barrier to the list of challenges, these tasks can seem insurmountable. Metaphrasis offers translation and interpretation services that bridge the communication gap between the legal services you offer and the ever-growing needs of the…

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Metaphrasis CEO to Speak at LATINATalks

Metaphrasis CEO, Elizabeth Colón, will be a featured speaker at “LATINATalks” on April 25th at North Central College. This event is held in conjunction with "Today’s Inspired Latina", an award winning book series that features inspiring success stories from Latina community leaders.   Elizabeth Colón – Creating a Human Connection in this Digital Age   Elizabeth will be sharing her…

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How Kids Can Benefit from Learning a Foreign Language

Metaphrasis CEO Elizabeth Colón recently visited Washington, DC as part of Language Advocacy Day, to bring attention to the growing problem of language programs being eliminated from schools in our country, and to try to help bring about a solution.   Nationwide, colleges and universities are cutting their foreign language departments, and only 1 in 5 students in grades K-12 are taught a foreign…

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Meet the Metaphrasis CEO and Learn Why Her Company is So Successful

Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions, LLC, an award-winning interpreting and translation company, was founded by Elizabeth Colón on the basis of providing a solution to people who struggle with language barriers in their daily life. Driven by personal experience, she has created a business dedicated to building solid partner relationships with organizations in order to enrich the lives…

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What Are The Benefits of Becoming an Interpreter?

The essential role of an interpreter is to translate spoken content or information from one language to another.  If you are fluent in more than one language, you might consider entering this growing field, as there are many benefits to enjoy in this line of work.   Growth Potential As our culture continues to become more diverse and business becomes more globalized, businesses have realized…

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The Importance of Medical Interpreters in Healthcare

In a healthcare setting, it is vitally important that a doctor is able to effectively communicate with his or her patients.  When a patient has limited English-speaking abilities, it makes it very difficult for a doctor to provide the best possible care.  The services of a medical interpreter can help open the lines of communication and ensure that patients receive the care they are entitled to.…

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