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Weekly Shorts | January 15, 2021

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

KUDO Marketplace
3 days ago

KUDO Marketplace: Democratizing Live Interpretation

Business News, Interpretation

Marjolein Groot Nibbelink By Marjolein Groot Nibbelink

KUDO Marketplace: Democratizing Live Interpretation

Business News, Interpretation | By Marjolein Groot Nibbelink on Jan 14, 2021

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

3 days ago

InterpretAmerica Closes

Business News, Interpretation, Language Industry News and Events, Uncategorized

By MultiLingualStaff

InterpretAmerica Closes

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

white and black concrete building
3 days ago

Vaccine Saves Language and Lives, NPR Reports

Geopolitics, Language, Language in the News, Travel and Culture

Terena Bell By Terena Bell

Vaccine Saves Language and Lives, NPR Reports

Geopolitics, Language, Language in the News, Travel and Culture | By Terena Bell on Jan 14, 2021

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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4 days ago

SBA Closes Comments on Controversial Proposal

Business News, Interpretation, Translation, Uncategorized

Terena Bell By Terena Bell

SBA Closes Comments on Controversial Proposal

Business News, Interpretation, Translation, Uncategorized | By Terena Bell on Jan 13, 2021

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

5 days ago

Maldonado named Women in Localization president

Globalization, Internationalization, Interpretation, Language, Language Industry News and Events, Localization, Translation, Uncategorized

By MultiLingualStaff

Maldonado named Women in Localization president

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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6 days ago

ATA Offers Payment Plan to Struggling Members

freelancing, Interpretation, Language Industry News and Events, Translation, Uncategorized

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

international
1 week ago

Weekly Shorts | January 8, 2021

Interpretation, Language in the News, Weekly Shorts

By MultiLingualStaff

Weekly Shorts | January 8, 2021

Interpretation, Language in the News, Weekly Shorts | By MultiLingualStaff on Jan 08, 2021

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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1 week ago

Beijing subway to standardize English translations

Business News, Language, Language in the News, Personalization and Design, Terminology, Translation, Travel and Culture, Uncategorized

By MultiLingualStaff

Beijing subway to standardize English translations

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

tourism localization
2 weeks ago

Belgian Translation Error Could Result in Travel Fines

Geopolitics, Language in the News, Technology, Translation, Uncategorized

By MultiLingualStaff

Belgian Translation Error Could Result in Travel Fines

Geopolitics, Language in the News, Technology, Translation, Uncategorized | By MultiLingualStaff on Jan 06, 2021

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

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2 weeks ago

FAST teams with GTS Translation in the fight against AS

Language Industry News and Events

By MultiLingualStaff

FAST teams with GTS Translation in the fight against AS

Language Industry News and Events | By MultiLingualStaff on Jan 05, 2021

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

ASR
2 weeks ago

Gender Inclusive or Just Bad Hebrew?

Geopolitics, Language, Language in the News, Terminology, Uncategorized

By MultiLingualStaff

Gender Inclusive or Just Bad Hebrew?

Geopolitics, Language, Language in the News, Terminology, Uncategorized | By MultiLingualStaff on Jan 05, 2021

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

Remote
2 weeks ago

Anja Jones Translation Goes Fully Virtual

Business News, Geopolitics, Language Industry News and Events, Translation, Uncategorized

By MultiLingualStaff

Anja Jones Translation Goes Fully Virtual

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

3 weeks ago

ATA Asks CDC Include Interpreters in Vaccine Guidance

Interpretation, Language in the News, Uncategorized

By MultiLingualStaff

ATA Asks CDC Include Interpreters in Vaccine Guidance

Interpretation, Language in the News, Uncategorized | By MultiLingualStaff on Dec 30, 2020

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

State of German Industry Report Released

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

A New Translation App from…Hyundai?

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

international
3 weeks ago

Friday Roundup | December 25, 2020

Business News, Technology, Translation Technology, Uncategorized, Weekly Shorts

By MultiLingualStaff

Friday Roundup | December 25, 2020

Business News, Technology, Translation Technology, Uncategorized, Weekly Shorts | By MultiLingualStaff on Dec 25, 2020

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

COVID-19 Swab Test
4 weeks ago

Want a Vaccine? Better Interpret for a Hospital Direct

freelancing, Interpretation, Uncategorized

Terena Bell 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

4 weeks ago

Translated releases a short film about the wonders of language

Marketing, Translation

Marjolein Groot Nibbelink By Marjolein Groot Nibbelink

Translated releases a short film about the wonders of language

Marketing, Translation | By Marjolein Groot Nibbelink on Dec 21, 2020

Translating means allowing everyone to understand the world and to be understood. This is a real gift that people working into the localization industry offer… Continue Reading

Appalachia en Español

When you live in the Appalachian mountains, Spanish textbooks don’t always speak to you. That’s the realization that led Harlan County, Kentucky schoolteachers Chris Anama-Green… Continue Reading

Friday Roundup | December 18, 2020

Smartling announces new Adobe integration Translation management system provider Smartling has announced its latest Adobe tools integration. In the past, the platform has connected to… Continue Reading

1 month ago

New GALA Board Announced

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) has announced its 2021-2022 directors. Of the seven person board, four seats were up for grabs with 18 members… Continue Reading