Food Banks and Globalization: Speaking the Language of Hunger

Poverty—a word difficult to define. What is poverty? Who is considered poor? For how long is a person considered poor? Some argue that poverty is a temporary state, while others would take it a step further and define it as a label that defines the whole trajectory of a person’s life. And while the debate […]

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 […]

One Easy Way to Get Quality Translation on a Budget

There are many ways in which small businesses and organizations can provide quality translation for their content. Be they flyers, publications, webpages, or apps, translated content inevitably allows businesses to provide better services to their clients and increase customer satisfaction. What does customer satisfaction lead to? More business! In our ever-globalizing economy, the term “language […]

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 […]

Affordable Quality Translation – Think Outside The Box

When you think of affordable the first thing that comes to mind might be “cheap.” But can “cheap” actually end up costing you more? If you look at “affordable healthcare,” the deduction plan is normally so high that you hope you don’t ever get sick. So remember to always think outside the box when you […]

Different Dialects for Translation for Spanish Speaking Immigrants

Spanish is used by about 437 million people which makes it the world’s second most spoken native language after Mandarin Chinese. Twenty one countries list Spanish as their national language. Most Spanish speakers live in Central and South America (Mexico alone has a population of 100 million!). No wonder it’s so important to provide proper […]