What Can Translation Vendors Do that I Can’t?

If you are looking at translation vendors to help you connect with your non-English speaking clients, you may wonder if you can manage the projects yourself. I’m going to tell you something you won’t hear from too many translation providers. . .you can! You may consider an in-house team if you frequently need to provide […]

How to Choose the Right Method for Working with Interpreters

Effectively working with interpreters can transform the way you talk to your clients. You can understand your non-English speaking clients on a deeper level and connect them to the valuable service you provide. Have you thought you might benefit from having an interpreter, but weren’t sure where to begin? Check out this little guide I […]

Why Hire a Professional Interpreter Instead of a Bilingual Employee

If you work for an international company (or one that employs people from different countries) you may be tempted to use a bilingual employee for interpretation services. You may even convince yourself that you’re saving the company’s money and your own time by skipping research and not hire a professional interpreter. Would you do the […]

Everyone Feels Welcome Back to School with Translation

It’s September and that means back to school for students, teachers and parents. A strong community in the school is important to ensure a successful learning environment for students. When there are non-English speaking parents it can create a unique challenge for parents, students, teachers and school administrators. Providing translations for schools is a simple […]

Why Translation Quality Counts

Imagine that you are traveling abroad, say Sweden, and are interested in volunteering at a community service event. The event flyer is written in Swedish, which you understand a little, but not very well. The event organizer also has some English translations of the flyer.  The translated flyer is much shorter than the original one. […]

How to Help Non-English Speakers [infographic]

  It’s hard to know the best ways to help non-English speakers, sometimes. A frustrating conversation with someone who doesn’t speak English can leave you feeling annoyed. Maybe you thought you did everything you could by speaking as slowly and loudly as you could?  Immigrants have always been a part of the US landscape. The […]

Free Tools You Can Use for Affordable Global Marketing Strategy

Creating a strategy for affordable global marketing is a great way to expand your business. The cool thing is, there are tools out there to help you define which markets and languages you can focus on to target for your business. A great one to use is the free Global Market Finder from Google. We’re […]

A Message for the Families of the Victims from the Pulse Nightclub Shootings

I just heard an amazing and sad report on NPR’s show “The Takeaway” about the pulse nightclub shootings that happened a year ago today. The club was having “Latino Night” which meant lots of Spanish speakers were victims. The story talked about how there was a big shortage in translation and interpretation services responding to […]

Measuring Translation Quality with Three Simple Data Points

  A concern I hear often from people considering translation “if I don’t speak that language, how do I know its a quality translation?”. This doesn’t need to be a mystery. Evaluating some simple data for translation quality can give you a picture of the quality of the translations you are providing for your end-users. […]

Affordable Translation in 5 Steps

  One of the biggest competitors for translators is google translate. I get it. When you need affordable translation, especially for small to mid-size businesses, non-profits, or government agencies with limited funds, it is hard to resist a free tool that will allow users to get the “gist” of the message. Adding a google translate […]

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