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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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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

Setting Yourself Up for a Successful Interpreter Career

Interpreting

You are fluent in multiple languages, pass a couple language services providers assessment process, and then, you wait…and wait….and wait for the assignments to start rolling in. Life as an independent contractor/freelancer isn’t always as easy and glamorous as one may think. The freedom to create your own schedule and report only to yourself is enviable by many but that doesn’t mean the work will be easy. It will, however, be rewarding and if you work hard and smart enough by following the tips below, you will be well on your way to setting yourself up for great success in the field of interpreter services.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Country Spotlight: Norway [Terpii Travels]

Culture

Our company mascot and language expert, a coquí named Terpii, loves to travel and learn about new cultures. Terpii reports about the country’s language, culture, geography, people and history. Here’s what our little dynamo had to say after a visit to Norway. 

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Chris Amorosino

Interview with Globalization and Localization Association (GALA)

Language Service Provider

 We recently spoke with Laura Brandon, Executive Director for the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), a non-profit trade association for the translation sector.   We are members of GALA and wanted to shine a spotlight on this industry association and the important work that they do. Read on for the interview and we hope you enjoy!

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

Preparing for Manufacturing Translation Services

Manufacturing, Translation

Heavy competition in the global manufacturing sector has altered production processes, leading to a more modernized and automated process, bringing with it shorter product life cycles and increasingly rapid technological advances. Of course, this rising growth of production has increased content volumes to support new products on a global scale. Whether you are selling products internationally, are sourcing materials from different countries, or submitting bids to foreign governments, it’s clear that manufacturers must be able to provide localized content at a quicker pace than ever.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Country Spotlight: Peru [Terpii Travels]

Culture, Travel

Hi there! Terpii here checking in again from my latest travel adventure. After spending the holidays in Spain, I decided to jet over to the wonderful country of Peru. I flew in to Lima, the capital city. The Lima Metropolitan Area has a population of roughly 10 million people making it both the largest city in Peru and second largest city in the Americas, behind São Paulo. Lima is located on the central coastal area of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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Terpii
Terpii

Important Questions To Ask Your Translation Services Provider

Translation

This article was originally published on November 3, 2015. It has been updated and expanded.

 

When you need translation services, it’s understood that you’re placing quite a bit of faith in the translation agency you are working with, assuming that your content is being accurately translated and proofread. It’s best to view your translation agency as a business partner, as you will need to work as a team as you venture into new languages and markets.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Aerospace Manufacturers Expand Global Business Through Translation Services

Aerospace & Defense

Current Environment

The U.S. aerospace market is the largest in the world and U.S. manufacturers are very competitive internationally due to the “skilled and educated workforce, extensive distribution systems, diverse offerings, and strong support at the local and national level for policy and promotion”, according to Select USA, a U.S. government-wide program housed in the International Trade Administration at the United States Department of Commerce. In 2015, the U.S. aerospace industry contributed $144.1 billion in export sales to the U.S. economy.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano