World of Translation Blog

Is That English? Telephone Interpretation for International Markets

Posted by Tony Phillips on Jul 29, 2014 9:43:52 AM

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Earth is more and more an English-speaking planet. Today there are more than 125 million English speakers in India, more than 50 million in the Philippines, and millions more in countries where the emergence of English as a business language might make it seem as if the need for telephone interpreting services is declining.

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Topics: phone interpreter, interpreting services, telephonic interpreting services, accents

The Right Questions to Ask When Hiring Language Interpreting Agencies

Posted by Asher Stefani on Jul 28, 2014 11:00:00 AM

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Language interpreting involves converting words or expressions from one language into words or expressions with the same meaning in a different language. The services of interpreting agencies are often needed in business settings for meetings and conferences, in the legal field for depositions and court hearings, or in the medical field for office appointments and hospital visits.

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Common Myths and Facts About Language Interpreting Services

Posted by Asher Stefani on Jul 25, 2014 11:46:57 AM

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Thanks to technology and the internet (not to mention bilingual friends, relatives, or employees), language interpreters may seem like an easy thing for businesses to come by. But more than likely, interpreting provided by these sources will not be accurate.

This is a risky move for any business, but especially so if the interpreting is for a hospital or law office, where accuracy and detail are vital. This is why acquiring professional interpreting services is a crucial business move.

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Topics: interpreting, linguistic professionals

How to Select a Medical Translation Service

Posted by Carl Pettit on Jul 23, 2014 10:37:37 AM

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If your company is in the market for a medical translation service or works with medical translations on a consistent basis, consider the tips below to find out how to select the best service to suit your needs.

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Mandarin Chinese Telephone Interpretation

Posted by Carl Pettit on Jul 22, 2014 11:00:00 AM

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If you or your boss have to meet with colleagues from China and you come across various language hurdles, or even if you're calling a Chinese company from home, telephone interpretation can be a gift sent from the heavens.

This is especially true if you happen to be a native English speaker and must deal with an East Asian language, such as Mandarin Chinese, because it has very little in common with your mother tongue.

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How To Evaluate a Legal Translation Service

Posted by Carl Pettit on Jul 21, 2014 11:00:00 AM

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Legal documents and paperwork, whether digital or printed on actual paper, make the world run. And by extension, so does legal translation service. But in some cases, an overflow of legal documents can jam things up. That’s why you’ll want to find and utilize a legal translation service that’s right for your specific needs.

First off, you should choose a service that can translate a wide range of legal documents. It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with court and witness transcripts or patent and trademark filings. One-stop shopping, for food, the goods you buy for your home, as well as the legal documents you handle and need translated for your job, can save you a lot of hassle.

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3 Situations That Might Call for Local Interpreter Services

Posted by Carl Pettit on Jul 18, 2014 11:00:00 AM

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Your company needs the skills of a professional interpreter fast. Of course it’s always better to plan these things out beforehand, but sometimes that’s not possible. Now, the responsibility has fallen upon you. What can you do? Here are three situations you might find yourself in along with suggestions that will help you find local interpreter services in a jiffy.

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Japanese Language Service Still in High Demand

Posted by Carl Pettit on Jul 17, 2014 12:44:20 PM

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If you’ve been paying attention to the news recently, then you know old regional rivalries are heating up in East Asia. China's economy is on the rise, as everyone is well aware of. (The nation is like an economic starship, shooting into outer space.) Even so, Japan is still a regional and economic powerhouse. It's not time to count out Japan  or the need for a Japanese language service  just yet.

In addition to being a nation with a lot of trade and industrial muscle, Japan is now set to play a bigger part militarily, likely grabbing many headlines in days to come.

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Telephone Interpreting Services: The Pros & Cons

Posted by Carl Pettit on Jul 16, 2014 10:57:20 AM

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Modern communication systems mean that many of us no longer have to be bound to a desk. For those of us who do, however, we often work with outside vendors or freelancers who are not. This means there’s a wide variety of choices when it comes to selecting telephone interpreter services.

If you’re in the market for a telephone interpreting service, here are a few pros and cons you may want to consider before hiring one:

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What You Need to Know About Medical Interpreting Services

Posted by Asher Stefani on Jul 15, 2014 11:00:00 AM

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According to the United States Census 2000, there were an estimated 47 million people in the United States who did not speak English at home. The numbers have significantly increased since then. It was also reported that nearly half of these English speakers did not speak English with significant fluency. In the medical field, this language barrier can cause quite a risk because it can limit communication with medical providers.

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Topics: interpreting services

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