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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.
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Lia Mitchell

Lia has spent the last decade working in international settings, and learning languages throughout five continents. She has managed the online media teams for the Patagonian Expedition Race, and the Expedition Alaska Adventure Race, as well as competed as a finalist for Columbia Sportswear's Director of Toughness in 2017. She currently resides in Bogota, Colombia where she is the bilingual travel media producer for Afuera Films and the online media manager for Perpetual Motion Events.

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Best Universities for Language Degrees

Linguists

You’ve decided you want to pursue a career as a translator or interpreter. First things first, education!

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

Where to Learn Fantasy Languages

Language

Want to learn Spanish, Mandarin or Arabic? Most of us know that learning an Earth language these days can only be a click or a download away.

Between apps, websites, school programs, etc. there are numerous resources and ways to learn an Earth language.

But:

What do you do if you find yourself wanting to learn a language from another land? Perhaps Dothraki from Game of Thrones, Klingon from Star Trek, Sindarin from Lord of the Rings or Na´vi from Avatar?

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

How to Create Your Own Fictional Language

Language, Linguists

Did you know that roughly 40% of the world can only speak one language? While about the same amount of people speak two languages fluently, less than 1% speak more than 5 languages! Every language has its own history, its own personality, and has evolved greatly over time with speakers constantly finding ways to make languages easier to use. Therefore, it’s probably safe to assume that someone who speaks more than 5 languages has a deep understanding of how human languages work. So what does that mean for conlangers, or people who invent and construct new languages?

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

10 Unique Christmas and New Year’s Traditions Around the World

Culture

PC Chris Chabot

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

Basic Breakdown: CART Services in Education

Education

Welcome to our “Basic Breakdown” series where we share all our insider knowledge on the types of language services and solutions possible for a variety of industries. Our goal is to help alleviate confusion between the many options offered by LSC’s to help arm you with the knowledge YOU need to make the best decisions for your organization.

Today’s breakdown features CART services in education, or utilizing real-time translation in the classroom to enable your deaf or hard of hearing students’ learning capabilities.

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

How Google Translate Will Put Your Business In Danger

Translation

 

Have you ever received a job application or a business email filled with typos or terrible grammar?

Did you want to do business with the author of those typos or find it easy to take them seriously?

Probably not.

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

How To Stay Productive & Healthy While Working From Home

Linguists

Hey!

You!

Are you a translator that works from home?

How long have you been staring at this screen?

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

Do You Trust Your Translator? (A Cautionary Tale)

Telephonic Interpreting, Interpreting

Once upon a time, about ten months ago, I moved to a new country in South America.

I needed to find an international job but didn’t have a work visa yet. So I put my feelers out and began networking with expats, reading online forums, and researching jobs that were known to assist with visas.

Eventually I encountered a man who promised me he knew just the company for me, and he said they would definitely help with my visa.

I was open to something new, so I told him I was interested and he set up an interview for the following week.

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

Untranslatable Words: To Be Enjoyed Socially, To Be Heeded In Business

Translation, Culture, Language

“What is he saying?” I asked my bilingual friend while studying Spanish in Chile. He paused, thought about the joke we had both just heard, and then said, “It’s hard to explain.”

I was just learning Spanish but he could speak both English and Spanish fluently, so I couldn’t wrap my mind around his inability to just directly translate.

Take each word, translate it in his mind, and then regurgitate it back in English. That’s all it is, right?

I later learned that sometimes things are hard to translate. Sometimes a word doesn’t have an equivalent in another language and is therefore, untranslatable, or impossible to directly translate without the help of calling upon many other words.

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

The New Norm: Multilingual SEO & Website Translation

Digital Print & Media, Translation, Corporate

Multilingual SEO

If you do business internationally or within markets that speak different languages (many consumers in the USA speak Spanish, etc), you may have considered the need for multilingual SEO (search engine optimization) and website localization.

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell