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Weekly Shorts | January 15, 2021

2 days ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Translation error says Spanish speakers don’t need vaccine A localization error on the Virginia Department of Health’s website told Spanish speakers they don’t need coronavirus… Continue Reading

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KUDO Marketplace: Democratizing Live Interpretation

3 days ago
By Marjolein Groot NibbelinkMarjolein Groot Nibbelink

In a conversation with Ewandro Magalhães, chief language officer at KUDO, we learned how the new KUDO Marketplace enables service users to build a stronger… Continue Reading

InterpretAmerica Closes

3 days ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Today marks the last day of operations for InterpretAmerica. Founded in 2009 by Katharine Allen and Barry Slaughter Olsen, the organization served as an open… Continue Reading

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Vaccine Saves Language and Lives, NPR Reports

3 days ago
By Terena BellTerena Bell

Getting vaccinated against covid-19 may do more than save your life. It could also save your language. That’s what Cherokee schoolteacher Meda Nix told National… Continue Reading

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SBA Closes Comments on Controversial Proposal

4 days ago
By Terena BellTerena Bell

Comments are now closed on a controversial proposal from the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Rule SBA-2020-0055-0001 seeks to raise the amount language services companies… Continue Reading

Maldonado named Women in Localization president

5 days ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Women in Localization has a new president: Argentine translation leader Cecilia Maldonado begins her one-year term today. Founded in 2008, Women in Localization is a… Continue Reading

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ATA Offers Payment Plan to Struggling Members

6 days ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Can’t afford your American Translators Association (ATA) dues? New this year, the organization is allowing members to pay in two installments: 50 percent down now,… Continue Reading

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Weekly Shorts | January 8, 2021

1 week ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Baltimore Sun profiles medical interpreter As covid vaccines begin to be distributed across the United States, more non-language professionals are learning to appreciate the role… Continue Reading

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Beijing subway to standardize English translations

1 week ago
By MultiLingualStaff

If you’re heading to Beijing you may have to put up with conflicting subway station names — at least for a while. According to news… Continue Reading

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Belgian Translation Error Could Result in Travel Fines

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

English-speaking visitors to Belgium may have arrived under a misunderstood set of coronavirus-related travel rules, according to national newspaper The Brussels Times. “According to the… Continue Reading

FAST teams with GTS Translation in the fight against AS

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurogenetic disorder which causes delayed development, challenges with speech, balance, learning, and memory. Most people with AS also experience seizures.… Continue Reading

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Gender Inclusive or Just Bad Hebrew?

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

It’s traditional for the United States House of Representatives to open each new session with a prayer, but that prayer typically doesn’t end with “a-women.”… Continue Reading

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Anja Jones Translation Goes Fully Virtual

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Anja Jones Translation (AJT), a British language services provider (LSP), has gone completely virtual. Staff’s last day in the company’s physical Newquay, England office was… Continue Reading

ATA Asks CDC Include Interpreters in Vaccine Guidance

3 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

The American Translators Association (ATA) has sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asking it “explicitly include on-site medical interpreters… Continue Reading

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State of German Industry Report Released

3 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Qualitätssprachendienste Deutschlands (QSD) has released its first report on the state of the German language industry. Compiled from national statistics authority data and the responses… Continue Reading

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A New Translation App from…Hyundai?

3 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

There’s a new Korean-English translation app out there and it’s made by Hyundai. That’s right: The automobile manufacturer has gotten in the language business. According… Continue Reading

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Friday Roundup | December 25, 2020

3 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Amazon adds translation to Alexa Amazon has launched Alexa Live Translation which — according to a blog on the company’s site — “allows individuals speaking… Continue Reading

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Want a Vaccine? Better Interpret for a Hospital Direct

4 weeks ago
By Terena BellTerena Bell

To get a vaccine at University of North Carolina (UNC) Health, you need to work for the hospital directly. That’s what Alan Wolf, director of… Continue Reading

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