Words Contain Worlds: Saluting Interpreters and Translators

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September 30 was christened “International Translation/Interpretation Day” by the United Nations in 1991. Since then, the date has been used to commemorate the role translators and interpreters play in connecting nations, as well as fostering peace, understanding, and development.

For nearly 40 years, we at LanguageLine Solutions have had a front-row seat to witness the miraculous work that linguists do each day. There is quite literally no sector of life that they don’t impact for the better.

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How to Use Your Phone's Conference-Call Feature to Connect with an Interpreter

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Until recently, accessing an interpreter was typically done in one of two ways. Either an interpreter physically joined an onsite meeting, or individuals in the same location (like a doctor and a patient) would use their phone or a video conference to bring an interpreter into the conversation.

Today’s environment and the growing need for language support have some people perplexed. How can they incorporate an interpreter if all three parties (for example, the doctor, the patient, and the interpreter) are in three different locations? Is this even possible?

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A message from our interpreters...

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We search the world over for the finest linguists to join our team of more than 17,000 interpreters and translators. We always say that LanguageLine is a communications company that is enabled by technology. We are human at our core, and our linguists are our heartbeat.

One of our brilliant interpreters, Christina Herold, reached out recently. She asked if our interpreters could say something to the public with whom they’ve been working so closely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Explaining the Difference Between Language Translation and Interpretation

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As a language solutions provider, we know that clear communication is the first step to achieving understanding. We also know that some of the terminology in our industry can be confusing to someone who’s not familiar with it.

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Artificial Intelligence: Why Complex Tasks Need Human Linguists

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The battle between humans and artificial intelligence has been portrayed as pitched warfare in the media—an “either/or” battle for which there can be only one victor.

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Measuring the ROI of Language Services in Health Care

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Quick and accurate communication is imperative in hospital settings.

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How Hospitals Are Using Video Remote Interpreting to Communicate with Multicultural Patients

 

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Like many places in the United Kingdom and throughout the United States, Spartanburg, South Carolina, is seeing its diversity grow.

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Changing Language Service Providers? How to Pick the Right Alternative

 

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The bad news is your language service provider isn’t right for you anymore.

Now the good news: You have an opportunity to start fresh with a new provider. And, if you do it right, you can make the switch seamlessly, without impacting the individuals you serve or inconveniencing your staff. Before making the switch, here are five steps you should take to ensure you select and transition to the right provider.

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Can Your Organisation Benefit from Video Remote Interpreting?

Nearly 8% of the United Kingdom’s population speaks a language other than English as their first. That’s nearly 3 million people and amongst those that recognise English as their first language, over 8 million identify as deaf or hard of hearing.

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Why Hire a Language Services Provider?

Why Hire a Language Services Provider When You Can Use Freelancer Interpreters?

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