3 Ways to Solve California’s Court Interpreter Shortage

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Share this Post "The reality is we are never going to have enough qualified interpreters in enough languages for every courtroom that needs them at the time they need them."District Court of Appeal Justice, Terrence L. Bruiniers With more than 220 languages spoken in California, but only 1,900 court interpreters representing a small percentage of those languages, the state continues ... Read More

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

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

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

Diving into Language Barriers at the 2016 Olympic Games

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  Share this PostIn just a short while, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is expected to be a cultural “melting pot” when approximately 500,000 visitors from 200 countries will gather for the 2016 Olympic Games. This year, French is the official language of the Rio games as homage to the victims of the Paris terror attacks. With 99 percent of the ... Read More

Interpreter Sets the Record Straight with Dear Abby

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Professional interpreter, O.W.K. Corrects Dear Abby’s Advice from December Column Today’s Dear Abby column features a reader’s response to her December 27, 2015 column, “An International Educator.” In case you haven’t read it here’s the synopsis: Back in December, a teacher asked Ms. Van Buren what to do during a parent-teacher conference which requires the use of a language interpreter. ... Read More

Hospitals Rely on Medical Translation Services to Dispense Life-Saving Care

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As the United States grows increasingly more diverse in linguistics and in culture, it is becoming more important than ever that hospitals and medical facilities provide proficient, qualified medical translation services, life science translators and hospital interpreters in order to ensure delivery of the best healthcare for patients. Any lack in interpretation skills can mean disaster for patients – relying ... Read More

The Critical Need for Spanish Language Interpreters with the Law

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Spanish language interpreters often find themselves in the middle of court cases and instances that involve law officials throughout the country and people who speak Spanish. As Spanish interpreters, these professionals are true “tunnels of communication” in courtrooms between judges, juries and Spanish-speaking clients. In New Jersey, for example, there are 40 judiciary language interpreters to ensure that when people ... Read More