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It’s well-known that hospitals and healthcare systems must provide interpreting and translation services to patients free of charge to stay in compliance with the federal government, not to mention it's just the right thing to do.
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Benefits of Interpreter Services in Education

Education, Interpreting, Popular

 

As the population of the United States continues to grow and diversify, the need to communicate to in multiple languages becomes more and more of a necessity. There are approximately 5 million students in US schools with limited English language skills that affect their education. Besides being a federal requirement, there are many benefits and options when it comes to interpreter services for students.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

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

Do You Trust Your Translator? (A Cautionary Tale)

Interpreting, Telephonic 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

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

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

Interpreting, Translation, Language Service Provider

“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

In-Person Interpreting Vs. Telephone Or Video Interpreting [Infographic]

Interpreting, Telephonic Interpreting, Technology, Popular

 

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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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

10 Tips: Preparing for Conference Interpreting Services

Corporate, Interpreting

 

Large events such as conferences take extreme coordination and preparation to be successful. This can increase dramatically when conference interpreting services are needed to serve a multilingual audience.

To ensure a smooth and successful event, preparation for interpreter services should begin with ample time until the event otherwise you risk all your hard work and preparation not being accurately conveyed in multiple languages which can reflect poorly on your organizations ability to organize and run an event to non-English speakers.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

What Are The Benefits Of Hiring a Professional Interpreter or Translator?

Interpreting, Translation, Popular

Over the years, we have seen the disastrous results of clients who have hired an interpreter or translator who was not a certified professional. It is already challenging enough to understand someone through language, but when a person who is translating or interpreting is not professionally trained, the language tends to be much less precise than when a professional is hired.

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Francesco Pagano
Francesco Pagano

Setting Yourself Up for a Successful Interpreter Career

Interpreting, Popular

You are fluent in multiple languages, pass a couple language services providers assessment process, and then, you wait…and wait….and wait for the assignments to start rolling in.

Life as an independent contractor/freelancer isn’t always as easy and glamorous as one may think. The freedom to create your own schedule and report only to yourself is enviable by many but that doesn’t mean the work will be easy.

It will, however, be rewarding and if you work hard and smart enough by following the tips below, you will be well on your way to setting yourself up for great success in the field of interpreter services.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Key Elements To Keep In Mind When Working With Interpreter Services

Interpreting, Popular

Keep in mind that when you are working with an LEP (Limited English Proficiency) person, the appointment will go differently compared to providing a service to an English speaking person. Here are some elements to keep in mind when working with interpreter services:

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano