hotpost Hot post by Annie Pagano
In-Person Interpreting Vs. Telephone Or Video Interpreting [Infographic]
During this day and age, language services are likely to be essential to the success of your business. With instant global communication, increased cultural diversity, and the technology easing the ability to do business across borders, translation and interpreter services are more necessary now than they may have been before.
Get the best tips, tricks, and actionable advice on how to work smarter delivered straight to your inbox. Follow us on Twitter.

blog categories
featured blog posts

Annie Pagano

Annie has had a fascination with different languages and culture as far back as she can remember. She has traveled internationally extensively throughout her life and her experience has been invaluable for iTi. She has worked across all departments of the company for 8 years, including the Sales Department, Interpreting Department, and Translation Department, giving her a unique perspective on the buyer’s journey and the customer experience. She loves to step outside of her comfort zone through travel and is passionate about yoga, health, wellness, skiing & bringing people together, no matter their language or background.
Find me on:

Recent Posts

The Emergence of Voice Search and the Importance of Global Translation – Part 1

Localization, Technology, Translation

Chances are you’ve used your smartphone or a virtual assistant like Siri or Alexa to ask a question with the hopes of getting a quick, simple answer. Have you adapted your business strategy to account for being visible to queries from these sources?

Read More

Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Ukrainian Translator Spotlight: Danylo Kravchuk

Translator Spotlight

Welcome to our Translator Spotlight series! We look forward to sharing with you the real people behind the computer screen, the translators who put in knowledge, expertise and care into making every translation spot on. Each month we will feature a Q & A with one translator who has stood out for going above and beyond. 

Read More

Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Linguist Spotlight - Chinese Mandarin Interpreter and Translator, Linda Hill

Linguists

 Welcome to our Translator Spotlight series! We look forward to sharing with you the real people behind the computer screen, the translators who put in knowledge, expertise and care into making every translation spot on. Each month we will feature a Q & A with one translator who has stood out for going above and beyond. 

This month we are elated to present our conversation with Linda Hill, Chinese Mandarin interpreter and translator. 

Please describe your cultural background (languages spoken, ethnicity etc.)

I was born and raised in Northern China. We lived in the northeast part of the country (Huhhot, Inner Mongolia). Even though there is a heavy accent in the local dialect we spoke, it is still very similar to Mandarin. My ethnicity is Han, the biggest ethnic group in China that also speaks Mandarin.

Read More

Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Interpreters and Translators, Inc. Accepts Connecticut Preservation Award

Press Releases

Photo by: J. Fiereck Photography

Read More

Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Terpii Travels - Native American Reservations

Terpii Travels

Hi friends! Quick Question:

How many Native American languages do you think are spoken in the United States right now?

If you guessed 2, 10 or even 50 you’d be way off!

Read More

Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

A Brief History of Native American Languages in the US

Culture, Language

Native American languages in the US have succumbed to linguicide over time. According to the World Atlas, approximately 300 languages were spoken in the US before colonialism. When the Europeans arrived, they forced Native Americans out of their land. The government tried to eliminate the Native American culture, including the languages, by forcing English. As a result of enforcing English in schools and in society in general, many languages were lost.

Read More

Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

The Loss of Indigenous Languages - Video

Culture, Language

Language means so much more than communication between people – it represents culture, history, tradition and identity. According to UNESCO, there are more than 6000 languages in the world today. A startling fact is that about 97% of the world speaks just 4% of these languages, including languages such as English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Indonesian and Arabic. Only 3% of the population speaks the remaining 96% of the languages, many of which are indigenous languages.

Around 600 languages have already disappeared in the last century, and experts estimate that others will continue to disappear at a rate of one language every two weeks. If this trend continues, up to 90% of the world’s languages are likely to disappear before the end of the century. Why is this happening and what can we do about it?

Read More

Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Translator Spotlight - Navajo Translator, Ty Fierce

Linguists, Translator Spotlight

Q: Please describe your cultural background (languages spoken, ethnicity etc.)

By English speaking United States application standards, I identify as a full-blooded citizen of the Navajo Nation from Northern Arizona where I grew up north of Window Rock, AZ. I speak, write, and read Navajo, English, and Spanish.

Read More

Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Express Love in New Languages - Video

Popular, Language

 

Do you ever wonder how to say common phrases such as "I love you" in other languages around the globe? 

Read More

Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Translator Spotlight - Legal Translator, Bryan R.

Linguists

 

Q: Please describe your cultural background (languages spoken, ethnicity etc.)

A: I was born and raised in Bountiful City, a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. Both my parents were descendants of English stock who emigrated to the United States, crossed the plains as pioneers in the 1800’s and settled in the Salt Lake Valley.

Read More

Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano