7 Signs You Work in the Language Services Industry

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Whether you’re a scheduler or work in the accounting department, there are several common things we experience in the language services industry. As a language services provider, it is our duty to the non-English speaking and Deaf community and our clients to provide professional language services when in need. It may sound easy to some, but in our “biz” there ... Read More

Hurricane Irma: Multilingual Warnings Issued

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Sign Language Interpreter, Jose Grada (right) with Florida Officials During Press Conference on Thursday, September 7, 2017 Hurricane Irma Warnings Issued in 4 Languages in South Florida September 8, 2017 As Hurricane Irma continues to wreak havoc in the Caribbean, Florida officials are urging residents to evacuate and seek shelter. As the storm is expected to reach the Florida Keys ... Read More

10 Tips for Working with On-site Interpreters

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Whether you’re a seasoned pro when it comes to working with foreign language interpreters, or if it’s something you’re not familiar with, these 10 tips will help you before, during and after an on-site interpretation appointment. Before the Appointment Request an interpreter who is the same gender and age, with a similar background to the person who is not English ... Read More

Working With an ASL Interpreter – Do’s and Don’ts

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Getting to Know the Deaf Community When we hear and think about the Deaf com­munity, we must remember that’s exactly what it is—a community. Like any community, there are “do’s” and “don’ts” of acceptable and unacceptable behavior. There are cultural differences, customs, and interests that are common to one group of individuals versus anoth­er.  If you've never worked with American ... Read More

5 Tools Everyone in the Translation Industry Should be Using Right Now (And it’s NOT Google)

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As the debate between human translators versus technology continues, one thing is for certain: as business goes global, the need for translation services growing. Google Translate is fast, easy-to-use, convenient and is a household name brand. But can Google really accommodate the translation of academic journals, legal contracts, pharmaceutical research, essays and so forth? The spark of the debate comes ... Read More

Coming Together for Minority Communities

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No One Should Stand Alone At IU Group we build bridges to close language gaps between English speakers and non-English speakers. Our work aides those who provide these individuals with the basic right to health care services, legal representation and right to live freely in their neighborhoods.  Since 1970, we’ve worked with dozens of businesses from coast-to-coast to ensure persons ... Read More

5 Tips to Manage a Multilingual Workforce

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As the US workforce becomes increasingly diverse, business communication becomes a challenge in a multilingual environment. Business owners and managers alike are looking for ways to motivate, manage and keep employees happy. Maintaining positive employee morale is a result of good communication. The challenge management faces is  communicating with staff when language barriers are present. Here's 5 Tips to Manage ... Read More

Why Translating Slang is “On Fleek”

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Everyday there seems to be a new slang word or phrase that becomes the trendy thing to say. As crazy as it may sound, it’s essential for translators to be able to transmit slang, regional sayings and other common phrases in documents. It’s also important to note that certain slang phrases are understood and/or used by different demographics. So, while ... Read More

The Role of Language Services During Political Campaigns

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Unbeknownst to some, foreign language services play a large role in political campaigns and elections. As millions of Americans rush to the polls on Election Day, many will take advantage of mandated language services. It’s one thing to complete the grueling process of obtaining citizenship. Understanding how to vote, deciphering the forms and ballots is confusing enough for English speakers, ... Read More

Translating Food Labels Keeps Customers Loyal

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Translating food labels is now more important than ever. Proper labeling and packaging keeps companies legally compliant and consumers safe and informed. With today’s hype surrounding diet and workout programs, one may make the assumption that food labels are of utmost importance to “calorie counters” and fitness enthusiasts. But this is not the case at all. Translating food labels keeps ... Read More