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Partnering with Professional Translation Services Expands Global Growth

Posted by Alex Macnab on March 21, 2016

In today’s global economy, communicating successfully in different languages and unique cultures is challenging. To maintain visibility worldwide and to connect effectively in any language, every aspect of your company must maintain consistency across cultures through messaging, as well as look and feel. In-language documentation and digital content localization allows customers from around the world to easily do business with you, creating trust and loyalty while reducing questions and concerns.

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Translation Services: It's the Law, and It's a Good Thing! (Part 2)

Posted by Jon Bove on February 17, 2016


"It's one thing to have a language access mandate and even a language access policy; it's another thing to put these mandates and policies into place.” - 
Language Access Coordinator for a Large U.S. City

Working with your bilingual staff

How tempting is it to have your own in-house employees translate your documents? Your budget is already squeezed and they seem like a fantastic resource; they’re already there and they even know the territory. But, a there are several cautions to doing so.

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Translation Services: It’s the Law, and It’s a Good Thing!

Posted by Jon Bove on February 11, 2016

“It's one thing to have a language access mandate and even a language access policy; it's another thing to put these mandates and policies into place.” Language Access Coordinator for a Large U.S. City

Government organizations have instituted language access plans and policies to provide meaningful access to services in the most common local languages. But, unfortunately, plans don’t always equal results and limited English proficient (LEP) communities often do not receive that much-needed in information in their own language.

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Is Your Business Ignoring 25 Million People in the U.S.?

Posted by Greg Holt on September 17, 2015

Of course not, you say. And really, what business could possibly succeed while ignoring a huge section of the population?

But the fact is many companies are doing just that when it comes to the more than 25 million limited English proficient (LEP) consumers living in the United States right now. This valuable group, who cannot communicate effectively in English, makes up nearly 7% of the entire U.S. population!   LEPs are only part of the more than 60 million consumers in the U.S. who speak a language other than English at home and may prefer to do business in their native tongue.

Whether these consumers communicate in another language out of necessity or for comfort, they should not be overlooked by business.

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Effective Language Access: A Back-to-School Nightmare for Educators?

Posted by Greg Holt on August 20, 2015

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When Personal Preference Affects Language Translation

Posted by Zac Westbrook on July 30, 2015

In Spanish there’s a saying “sobre gustos no hay nada escrito.”  Literally it means “about tastes nothing is written,” and while that’s about to change with this blog post, the sentiment of this Spanish idiom underscores a fundamental aspect of the translation experience.

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Interpreter or Translator: Challenging the Traditional Definition

Posted by Winnie Heh on June 12, 2015

On the surface, this sounds like it should be an easy question.  And most people would answer, “is there one?  Aren’t they really the same?” Yet, in the language access industry, this question is   answered with strong conviction and the difference is quite clear.

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Exceptional Localization and Translation Strategy

Posted by David Bethea on May 12, 2015

In a world as incredibly interconnected as ours, the need for an exceptional translation and localization strategy is no longer in question for any business planning for continual growth and success.  Having a plan in place can mean a boost both in the bottom line and in the way your company is perceived in the marketplace.

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