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5 Steps To Ensure That You're Receiving A High Quality Translation
There is an important, yet uncomfortable question that surrounds your company's efforts to translate important documents: How can you be sure that you are receiving high quality translations if you don't speak the target language?
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Interpreters and Translators, Inc. Celebrates 31 Years in Business!

Press Releases

2017 marks 31 successful years in business for Interpreters and Translators, Inc. (iTi). Using a paper calendar, and fulfilling most requests for interpreter services herself, CEO Elby Pagano started iTi in her Manchester, Connecticut basement in 1986. Over the past 3 decades, through hard work, dedication to quality, superior customer service, and embracing advances in technology, iTi has grown into a multimillion-dollar business with offices in Connecticut, Puerto Rico, and Colorado.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Country Spotlight: Portugal [Terpii Travels]

Culture

Hi everyone!

I’m feeling especially green as I check in with you all today because I’m in a country filled with wine that’s green! This is also one of the world leaders in using green, renewable energy! Do you know where I am? I’ll give you a hint… This country is the reason 250 million people worldwide who live in Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé and Principe, Equatorial Guinea, Macau and Brazil speak the language they do. That’s right, I’m in Portugal!

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Terpii
Terpii

Business in Brazil? Know the Customs and Culture.

Culture

Globalization means doing business in other countries is getting easier and more frequent. You’re wise to know and observe the proper business etiquette and customs of the local population because they vary greatly. iTi checked in with Executive Planet and Cyborlink, websites considered reliable information sources for international business etiquette, manners, and cross cultural communication, to create this list of insights. We also found etiquette tips from the Business Insider helpful. Here are a few tips if you’re conducting business in Brazil. Of course, not all guidelines work in all situations but the following are generally applicable.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

What Are The Benefits of Professional Interpreter Services in Manufacturing?

Manufacturing

 

As the population of the United States continues to grow and diversify, the need to communicate to in multiple languages becomes more and more of a necessity. Marketing to the American population requires materials in multiple languages to be truly effective. Likewise, it is imperative to have multilingual capabilities when beginning to work with foreign countries. Not just any language capabilities, professional ones at that. There are countless opportunities for manufacturers to globalize their supply chain. Although the thought of bringing capabilities up to the international scale may seem daunting at first, it’s very much attainable and most importantly, profitable.

 

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

What Are The Benefits Of Hiring a Professional Interpreter or Translator?

Translation, Popular, Interpreting

Over the years, we have seen the disastrous results of clients who have hired an interpreter or translator who was not a certified professional. It is already challenging enough to understand someone through language, but when a person who is translating or interpreting is not professionally trained, the language tends to be much less precise than when a professional is hired.

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Francesco Pagano
Francesco Pagano

Companies With Killer Localized Websites + Keys To Localization Success!

Localization

When looking to enter a new foreign market, website localization is key to success. Websites are typically a consumers first impression of a brand and without a great website, most potential customers will most likely leave quickly and move on to the competition. Globalization has presented huge opportunities to expand into new markets while the internet has dramatically decreased the barriers to entry. This has also increased global competition and for brands to stand out, they must ensure that their websites are attractive, easy to navigate, informational, and localized to each markets demographic.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Country Spotlight: India [Terpii Travels]

Culture

Photo Credit: Travel Way of Life

Hi there! It’s Terpii checking in from India!


I’ve spent the last few weeks flying my way through the 7th largest country in the world, the largest democracy in the world, and also one of Earth’s oldest civilizations: India. The richness of its culture is almost as diverse as the languages spoken here. Did you know that there are 22 primary languages in India, and within them approximately 1000 dialects! My ears have been hard at work on this trip!

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Terpii
Terpii

The Benefits of Language Services in Education

Education

Approximately 5 million students in US schools have limited English language skills that affect their ability to successfully participate in education programs. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that there by no discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in the operation of any federally assisted programs. Under this law, it is the responsibility of the schools to ensure that all students have equal access to a quality education that enables them to progress academically while learning English. The Office for Civil Rights and the Department of Education released a memo in 1970 clarifying a broad outline of the services to be provided. The memo stated:

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Top Websites To Learn New Languages [For Free!]

Travel, Language

 

Although English is still the dominant language throughout the United States as a whole, ask someone living in Miami or Southern California and you will surely hear that English is the minority with Spanish being the majority. 

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

[Infographic] Top Languages Used on the Internet

Localization, Translation, Infographics

It’s common knowledge that creating and maintaining some sort of online presence is an absolute necessity for all businesses and organizations. Online presence is a broad term and includes a website, a blog, social media channels, participation in forums, etc. Print advertisement and other traditional marketing tactics just don’t cut it anymore. According to a survey done by Yelp in 2012, 85% of consumers use the internet to find local businesses and Brafton found in 2014 that 94% of B2B buyers research online for purchase decisions. As several years have passed since these surveys, it is safe to assume these numbers have only continued to grow.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano