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Basic Breakdown: Website Localization
Throughout the past several years, localization has become an increasingly common buzzword within the translation industry. So, how does it differ from translation and what exactly is it?
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Chris Amorosino

Chris John Amorosino spent 18 years writing business communications for an insurance company, the state’s largest daily newspaper, and an international trade association. In 1995 he founded Amorosino Writing, LLC and has written for Aetna, ESPN, GE, The Hartford, Hasbro, Otis, St. Francis Care, Prudential, Voya (formerly ING), and many other clients. Chris has conduct more than 30 business writing workshops for hundreds of executives. He’s the coauthor of the book, Don’t Get Fooled Again: A Decision Maker’s Guide to Market Research with Walter H. Zultowski, Ph.D.
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How To Recruit More International Students

Education

International students are increasingly flocking overseas. They come to North American schools and universities to perfect their language skills and earn prestigious degrees. Many schools, colleges, and other higher education institutions are capitalizing on this niche market. Those schools are reaping the rewards of increasing their enrollment figures. Consider these thoughts on how your school can successfully do the same.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Working With Massachusetts Certified Court Interpreters

Interpreting, Legal

If you’re an attorney or a paralegal in Massachusetts and have never or rarely used a certified court interpreter, you may appreciate some guidance on the role of certified court interpreters and how to best work with court interpreters.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

10 Interesting Facts About Vietnam [Country Spotlight]

Culture

 At Interpreters and Translators, Inc. we love language, travel, and countries. One of our employees has several friends who have visited Vietnam and raved about that country. She couldn’t not resist doing some research of her own and considering booking her own trip to Vietnam. Here are a few of her observations.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Translators To Be Honored with the National Book Award

Culture

In January 2018, the United States (U.S.) National Book Foundation added a new category to its short list of literary prizes. Now both an author and the author’s translator will be honored with the National Book Award for Translated Literature. The new prize will recognize either a fiction or nonfiction work translated into English and published in the U.S. It’s the first time in 20+ years that the National Book Foundation has added a new category.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

International Business Etiquette: 11 Tips

International Trade, Culture, Manufacturing, Corporate

As we pointed out in the How to Create a Thriving Export Business guide, exporting offers businesses a great way to build upon domestic success. The volume of international trade is growing fast. Trade barriers are falling. And competition in your domestic market is probably intensifying, especially from foreign competitors.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Which Language Is Richest In Words?

Language, Culture

Have you heard language experts say that English has more words than other languages? The claim is made but it’s practically impossible to verify.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Bright Future for the Language Industry But What about Your Own?

Linguists, Language Service Provider

The translation and interpretation industry seems to have a bright future. That doesn’t mean all of us can rest easy and expect growth and work to flow our way. Here are some facts about the industry growth and a few simple things interpreters and translators can do to attract more business.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Critical Times When Your Business Needs Translation Services

Translation

Not every business needs translation services but many do. How can you tell if document translation would help your bottom line? Here are eight rather critical situations when translation services could help your business grow and thrive.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Emoji Mistranslation

Culture, Language

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog you remember that last year we did a three part series of emojis (see the links below). This year, in the rapidly evolving world of translation, we need an update.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Speaking Spanish? White House Says No, But U.S. Businesses Say Yes.

Language, Corporate

Shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump took office the Spanish language resources on the official White House website were eliminated. Some say the White House will eventually restore the Spanish pages. They also point out that the old pages from when Barack Obama was President are still available. But now, more than five months into the new administration, if you prefer to communicate in Spanish you’re out of luck at the White House official website.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino