Reaching International Customers with Quality Website Translations

Posted by SpokenHere on Dec 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With the Internet bringing everyone on the planet only seconds away from each other, the business world has naturally become more global in nature. Even brick-and-mortar companies that serve only local customers often use and sell products made in other countries. The more technically savvy a company is, the more likely it is to have international partners, locations, and customers.

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Topics: Website translation

The Five Steps of High Quality E-Learning Translation

Posted by SpokenHere on Nov 29, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Any experienced translator knows that translation is more than just word-for-word substitution. The art of translation takes cultural knowledge, creativity, and aesthetics. If any one of these things is lacking, the final product just won't be the same as the original.

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Topics: E-Learning Translation

9 Reasons NOT to Use Google for Website Translation

Posted by SpokenHere on Nov 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Google has become one of the more popular translation tools on the web. It has an easy to use interface and a well known brand name. However, Google definitely does not put its best resources on its free translation software. In fact, the tool is often faulty with poor translations and poor output. Here are 9 good reasons not to use Google Translate..

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Topics: content translation

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted by SpokenHere on Oct 13, 2017 9:25:16 AM


At SpokenHere, learning about different cultures and their languages is something we have the privilege of doing each and every day. Of course, helping our clients be understood is a job we take extremely seriously, but it is also something we are very passionate about. When we talk about the importance of partnering with a professional translation service, we often mention that there are many phrases, idioms, and jargon that just do not translate well from one language to another. In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we thought we would take the time to share some examples of Spanish phrases and words that do not translate well into English.

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Topics: Languages, Language Service Provider, Interpreting, Non-English-Speakers, Professional Translation Agency

Why Do My Documents Need to Be Translated by a Company?

Posted by SpokenHere on Oct 11, 2017 7:43:45 AM

When you are considering translating your documents, you likely have a lot of questions. One of the first questions that probably comes to mind is do you really need to hire a professional translation company? There seems to be so many free or low-cost options available, why pay extra money when you don’t have to? These, and other questions are important to ask when you have documents that need translating. It is critical that you get some answers before you translate your documents to prevent any costly or time-consuming problems before they arise.

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Topics: Professional translation, Translation, Professional Translation Agency, Outsourcing Language Projects, Professional Translation Services

Why Formatting Matters - The Benefits of XML

Posted by SpokenHere on Oct 9, 2017 8:15:03 AM

Building a business is no easy task. Established and successful companies want to be able to sustain themselves after building a strong foundation. So, they need to be able to meet the demands of the diverse market. It is no question that in order to compete and survive in a global market, business owners and decision makers must provide accessibility of resources for their employees and customers. Providing resources in optional languages is key to doing this. Of course, organizations also want systems in place that will not only provide authentic content, but those that are cost-effective as well.

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Topics: Outsourcing Language Projects

How to Improve Caller Satisfaction

Posted by SpokenHere on Oct 6, 2017 8:07:37 AM

We all know that feeling when we call a business to get assistance only to feel unheard and more confused than when we first made the call. We get lost in the option paths of numbers where we just end up pressing 0 to get to an operator. From there, we may be placed on eternal hold and will hardly ever get any answers to our concerns. Poor customer service and call retention is already a frustration that many consumers deal with on a regular basis. Businesses that continue to let these negative things happen risk loosing customers, time, and money.

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Topics: Best Practices, Telephonic Interpretation, Over the phone interpretation, Telephone Interpretation Service

Which Translators are HIPAA Compliant?

Posted by SpokenHere on Oct 4, 2017 7:58:30 AM

Once you’ve realized your need for a medical translator, it is time to begin your search for the right one for your medical facility. While you may feel overwhelmed by all the criteria you need to make your list of pros and cons, there is one key criterium that should be considered foremost when doing your comparisons: HIPAA compliance. While many people would automatically assume that all medical translators are HIPAA compliant, that is sadly not the case. It is an unfortunate reality that too many medical translators underestimate the importance of becoming HIPAA compliant; a reckless practice that puts hospitals, patients, and themselves at risk.

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Topics: Interpretation, Language Service Provider, Best Practices, Healthcare, Medical Interpretation, Medical, Medical Document Translation

What to Look for in a Translation Agency

Posted by SpokenHere on Oct 2, 2017 8:07:43 AM

Making the leap to having your documents translated to other languages can be exciting and maybe a little scary. You’ve created the perfect content for your business; how can you be sure that its finer points won’t get lost in translation? The only real way to be confident in your choice of a translation agency is by understanding what a truly great translation agency can offer. Other than simply converting your words to a different language, what else should you look for in a translation agency?

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Topics: Translation, Professional Translation Agency, Professional Translation Services

Growing Diversity in Rural America—Why it Matters to Your Business

Posted by SpokenHere on Sep 29, 2017 8:17:28 AM

U.S. cities have always depended on the hard work and initiative of immigrants—that’s how we have built our rich culture and thriving urban areas. Over time, the cost of living has significantly risen in these areas, which is forcing many residents into suburban and rural areas. There is also a trend of immigrants who come to rural areas in order to fill jobs in plants and on farms. With the American economy shifts, there are more vacancies in these sectors.

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Topics: Interpretation, Language Service Provider, Translation, Interpreting, Interpreter, Best Practices, Business Growth, Healthcare