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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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The Haunting History of Halloween Around The World

Culture

“It’s said that All Hallows’ Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin – and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright” – Erin Morgenstern
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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

The Most Glamorous Career You’ve Never Thought Of

Translation, Culture

What comes to mind when you imagine a glamorous career? Movie stars? High profile CEOs? Secret agents? Or perhaps a globe-trotting interpreter or translator? The last option may not have immediately come to mind for the readers here in the United States but there are places in the world where it would.

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Lia Mitchell
Lia Mitchell

Our World Is Suffering: Here's How To Help

Culture

This years hurricane season has been absolutely relentless. It started with Harvey's destruction in Texas and soon after, Irma, Jose, and Maria charged through the Caribbean and up the east coast of the United States. Meanwhile, Mexico has suffered multiple earthquakes that have resulted in hundreds of deaths.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

A Beginner’s Guide To American Sign Language & ASL Interpreting

Culture, Interpreting, Sign Language

We discuss spoken languages frequently on this blog and today we are addressing a very important subject that we feel more language service companies such as ourselves should discuss more often. We at iTi will continue to cover this subject in more detail moving forward: American Sign Language (ASL) & ASL interpreters.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

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

Business in Brazil? Know the Customs and Culture.

Culture

Globalization means doing business in other countries is getting easier and more frequent. You’re wise to know and observe the proper business etiquette and customs of the local population because they vary greatly. iTi checked in with Executive Planet and Cyborlink, websites considered reliable information sources for international business etiquette, manners, and cross cultural communication, to create this list of insights. We also found etiquette tips from the Business Insider helpful. Here are a few tips if you’re conducting business in Brazil. Of course, not all guidelines work in all situations but the following are generally applicable.

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Chris Amorosino
Chris Amorosino

Top Websites To Learn New Languages [For Free!]

Culture

Although English is still the dominant language throughout the United States as a whole, ask someone living in Miami or Southern California and you will surely hear that English is the minority with Spanish being the majority. 

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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

[3/3] The Emoji Revolution: EMOJI TRANSLATION

Culture

Welcome to the conclusion of our “Emoji Revolution” blog series! We hope you found the information in the first two installments interesting and valuable. As we researched the topic and saw headlines, tweets, and emails galore featuring the beloved emoji, we couldn’t help but think about how the fun little characters are truly a language of their own. It’s interesting how so many ancient texts such as hieroglyphics, used images to tell a story. These pictograms eventually morphed into a written system consisting of letters or characters in most cultures around the world. Thousands of years later we are completing the circle and beginning to incorporate pictograms into our language once again.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

China's Singles Day Is The New Black Friday

Localization, Culture

Happy Singles Day! How will you be celebrating this year?

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano