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What's The Difference Between an Interpreter and a Translator? [Infographic]

Translation, Language Service Provider, Interpreting

“We need a translator for an appointment next week.” “Do you have a Spanish translator available?” These are questions we hear all the time when speaking with clients. While using “interpreter” and “translator” interchangeably isn’t exactly an insult, it is incorrect. Although many people use the terms synonymously and they both transfer meaning between languages, the actual professions and skill sets needed couldn’t be more different!

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

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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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

[Infographic] Most Common Languages Besides English In The US & New England

Transcreation, Culture, Language Service Provider, Popular, Infographics

It should be no surprise that many languages besides English are spoken throughout the United States. In certain areas, English seems to be the foreign language! The US has always been a melting pot of different languages and cultures. If you consider the US before the British settled, just imagine how many different languages their were between the various Native American tribes that filled our land. 

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

International Translation Day

Translation, Language Service Provider

Biblical Origins:

The Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs / International Federation of Translators (FIT) established this celebration in ad hoc fashion, originally as St. Jerome’s Day. This day originated as a tribute to Saint Jerome, the patron saint of translators and interpreters, born on September 30. In 1991, FIT launched the idea of an International Translation Day in an effort to show solidarity and promote the translation field.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

iTi Attends the 2015 GNEMSDC Business Opportunity Conference & Expo

Press Releases, Language Service Provider

 

Left to Right: Ed Rodriguez, Francesco Pagano, Jamie Krump, Thomas Davis, Ted Hsu. Photo Credit Tom Ficklin, The Ficklin Media Group 

Mashantucket, CT, Connecticut – October 5, 2016 –Interpreters & Translators Inc. is excited and proud to have been a part of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council’s (GNEMSDC) 40th anniversary at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino! This exceptional organization has been instrumental in facilitating connections between Minority Owned Business Enterprises (MBE's) to corporations interested in further diversifying their supply chain throughout the New England area.

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

Language Services Helping To Drive The Global Economy

Culture, Language Service Provider

Common Sense Advisory measures the language services industry as a $34.8 billion industry. And it’s growing. Part of that growth is coming from the increasing global marketplace and the need for companies to sell their products and services across borders, cultures and languages. In a recent survey, Common Sense Advisory found that 60% of top global brands have multilingual websites. These marketing brands average more than eight languages per website with some of them offering 30 or more languages.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

New to Translation?

Translation, Language Service Provider

At Interpreters and Translators (iTi) we search the Internet for the most useful interpreter and translator news and information. Often we come across solid resources like Riccardo Schiaffino’s blog, About Translation.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

History of the Language Services Industry

Culture, Language Service Provider

This post has been adapted with permission from the Voice of Independents website. Voice of Independents is the only trade association in the language services industry dedicated exclusively to advocating the use of independent contractors.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

Stand Up for Independent Contractors in the Language Industry

Language Service Provider

 

Are you an independent translator or interpreter? Then please support your colleagues by becoming a member of the Voice of Independents.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette