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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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4 Ways to Create An Inclusive Hospital for LEP Patients

Healthcare, Popular

The cultural fabric of the United States is changing more rapidly than ever before. As the make-up of the American population continues to change, so do the methods healthcare providers use to raise the bar when it comes to serving patients. If you are reading this article, you are probably aware of the importance of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey, or HCAHPS, and its impact.

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

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

Importance Of Professional Medical Interpreters In A Healthcare Setting

Healthcare, Popular

This post was originally published on July 23, 2015 and has been updated for freshness and clarity.

Professional medical interpreters are a necessity for working with and overcoming linguistic barriers in patient relations. Unfortunately, since most healthcare organizations provide either services that are inadequate, or no interpreter services at all, patients who are limited English-proficient (LEP) often do not receive quality health care.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

Advice For New Translators [Expert Round Up]

Translation, Popular, Linguists

Having worked in the language services industry for 10+ years, one of the questions I get asked the most by multilingual friends is “how do I apply to be a translator?!”.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

2017 Best Of The Blog

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Another year is coming to a close – can you believe it?!

The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on the past while setting plans for the future. We want to extend our gratitude to all our readers who frequently visit our blog. You motivate our team to continuously produce a variety of thought-provoking, educational, and valuable content.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Top Freelance Websites for Interpreters & Translators (Round Up)

Linguists, Popular

Working as a freelancer seems like a dream. Be your own boss, make your own hours, work from wherever. There seem to be benefits galore but one thing no tends to talk about is how do you get started ? If you're a new interpreter or translator, you realize that it can be difficult to get your first few projects. When a majority of agencies require experience, where do you begin to get the required experience?
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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Can I Translate My Own Birth Certificate For USCIS?

Translation, Popular

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) demands that all foreign language documents are translated into English. One of the most common documents necessary for a smooth immigration is your birth certificate.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

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

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

Companies With Killer Localized Websites + Keys To Localization Success!

Localization, Popular

When looking to enter a new foreign market, website localization is key to success. Websites are typically a consumers first impression of a brand and without a great website, most potential customers will most likely leave quickly and move on to the competition. Globalization has presented huge opportunities to expand into new markets while the internet has dramatically decreased the barriers to entry. This has also increased global competition and for brands to stand out, they must ensure that their websites are attractive, easy to navigate, informational, and localized to each markets demographic.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano