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2 days ago

ELIA Together Starts Today

This is day one of Together at Home — the virtual version of the European Language Industry Association’s (ELIA) annual conference. The event offers two… Continue Reading

3 days ago

US Interpreter Faces Criminal Charges

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By MultiLingualStaff

US Interpreter Faces Criminal Charges

freelancing, Interpretation, Language in the News | By MultiLingualStaff on Feb 23, 2021

Imagine you’re translating highly confidential wiretaps for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The wiretaps are perfectly legal. They’re actually part of a multi-year drug… Continue Reading

1 week ago

Fake Interpreter Going to Prison

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By MultiLingualStaff

Fake Interpreter Going to Prison

freelancing, Interpretation, Language in the News | By MultiLingualStaff on Feb 16, 2021

Mirwais Patang is not an interpreter, but he’s now facing two years in prison for pretending to be one. When Patang was 18, The Evening… Continue Reading

3 weeks ago

NYC Mayor requests LSP investigation

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By MultiLingualStaff

NYC Mayor requests LSP investigation

Business News, freelancing, Interpretation, Language in Business, Uncategorized | By MultiLingualStaff on Feb 03, 2021

Last week, MultiLingual reported on accusations against Linguistica International that allege the telephone interpreting (OPI) provider has paid some interpreters as low as 4 USD per… Continue Reading

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One Year In, Kinyarwanda Google Translate Still Flawed

One year ago this month, Google Translate added Kinyarwanda — a language principally spoken in Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Tanzania. And despite… Continue Reading

Weekly Shorts | January 29, 2021

Daily News reports on “low” interpreter wages This Sunday, New York Daily News reported on language services provider (LSP) Linguistica International paying what the paper calls… Continue Reading

Localization & Race: Disney’s Dubbing Controversy

Disney/Pixar’s localization of the movie Soul has generated some race-related controversy, according to The Independent. Released in 41 different countries, the film is about a Black… Continue Reading

2 months ago

ATA Offers Payment Plan to Struggling Members

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By MultiLingualStaff

ATA Offers Payment Plan to Struggling Members

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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2 months ago

Want a Vaccine? Better Interpret for a Hospital Direct

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By Terena Bell

Want a Vaccine? Better Interpret for a Hospital Direct

freelancing, Interpretation, Uncategorized | By Terena Bell on Dec 22, 2020

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

2 months ago

Will Interpreters Receive Vaccine?

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By Terena Bell

Will Interpreters Receive Vaccine?

freelancing, Interpretation, Uncategorized | By Terena Bell on Dec 16, 2020

This week, doctors began administering the first of two anticipated coronavirus vaccines in the United States, BNT162b2. Unlike the United Kingdom where initial non-trial recipients… Continue Reading