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What Are The Benefits Of Hiring a Professional Interpreter or Translator?
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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Key Elements To Keep In Mind When Working With Interpreter Services

Interpreting

Keep in mind that when you are working with an LEP (Limited English Proficiency) person, the appointment will go differently compared to providing a service to an English speaking person. Here are some elements to keep in mind when working with interpreter services:

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Language Services Options for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare

The number of non-English speakers in the United States is continuing to rise. According to the 2011 Census, over 60 million US residents speak a language other than English at home, and have limited or no proficiency in English. Couple this fact with increased pressure from the Federal Government on healthcare providers to provide equal care to limited English speakers, and it’s obvious that language barriers are a major issue affecting hospitals across the nation.

 

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

iTi Becomes First Hispanic Owned Translation Agency in New England to receive ISO Certification

Press Releases, Interpreting

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Meet Terpii!

Culture

Have you ever wondered what this cute little creature is doing on our website? Well, let me introduce you to Terpii!

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

Why You Should Think Twice Before Using A Bilingual Employee Instead Of A Professional Interpreter

Interpreting

Here’s one of the most common questions we hear at Interpreters and Translators, Inc. The short answer is no. Many reasons make this an easy question to answer. First, let’s make sure we understand the differences between a bilingual employee and a professional interpreter.  A bilingual employee is a person who works for you and has some degree of proficiency in two languages. A professional interpreter is someone who has been assessed for professional skills, demonstrates a high level of proficiency in at least two languages and has the appropriate training and experience to interpret. Professional interpreters can interpret with skill and accuracy while adhering to high ethics and confidentiality.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

What Attorneys Should Look For in a Language Service Provider

Legal

 

Choosing a Language Service Provider (LSP) is a process that should never be rushed. The time and energy you put into this search is an investment in the future of your organization, since the right LSP will end up saving you time and money in the long run. The following are some of the primary factors to consider when searching for a suitable LSP partner.

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

23 Movie Titles That Were Lost In Translation

Translation, Culture

 Movies have become a gigantic global business. Some of America’s most popular imports and biggest cultural influences are cinema-related. Because of this, movies often remind us that translation is not always an exact science. One of the reasons human translators will never go out of style is that people can interpret ideas and concepts in ways that a machine never could. But even with human translators, the nuances that exist within and between languages can sometimes have hilarious results.

 

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

Connecticut Sign Language Interpreters Laid Off Due to Budget Cuts

Press Releases, Interpreting

 

 

 

Hartford, Connecticut – July 1, 2016 – The decision to close the Connecticut Department of Rehabilitation Services Sign Language Interpretation Program has left many throughout the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community devastated. While large scale layoffs often leave a wake of dismay and confusion, it forces us to evaluate all options for the greater good of our communities. Interpreters & Translators, Inc. has dedicated its’ 30 years of existence in Connecticut to serving both the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Limited-English Proficiency Communities. We look forward to continuing to build upon our relationship with both communities in order to best serve those in need, both interpreters and recipients alike.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

4 Ways to Skyrocket Patient Satisfaction

Healthcare, Popular

The cultural fabric of the United States is changing more rapidly than ever before. As the make-up of the American population continues to change, so do the methods healthcare providers use to raise the bar when it comes to patient satisfaction. If you are reading this article, you are probably aware of the importance of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey, or HCAHPS, and its impact.

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

3 Tactics to Boost Your Localization Strategy

Localization, Corporate

Throughout the last few years, localization has become an increasingly common buzzword within the translation industry. So, how does it differ from translation?

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto