SpokenHere Blog

Latest news, info, tips and insights into the language industry

18
Aug

The “Right Stuff” for Becoming a Medical Interpreter

Medical interpreters are one of the unsung heroes in providing critical, accessible medical care. Their unique skills and talents are….

17
Jul

Health and Misunderstanding in times of Corona

During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers have had to adjust the way they evaluate and care for patients using methods….

30
Jun

Helping Axiom’s Foreign Language Medical Case Management

SpokenHere has enjoyed supporting the incredible team at Axiom Medical. This Texas-based medical case management organization provides occupational health services for….

9
Jun

5 Hidden Costs of Using Bilingual Employees Over Professional Interpreters

A bilingual employee serving as interpreter in your business is tempting, but it carries risks – unlike professional interpreters.

18
May

The Remote Interpreter’s Journey

An interpreter may save your life one day. Who are these incredible people?   As our world becomes more connected….

8
Apr

What Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means for your Business

If you provide health services and receive federal financial assistance for any part of that, you must abide by the….

1
Mar

Overcoming Language Barriers in Medical Case Management

There are vital roles in the medical system serving patients through medical case management. The two most common roles are Patient….

19
Feb

Introducing Steve Golab as SpokenHere’s new Remote Interpreting Business Manager!!

Join us in welcoming Steve Golab to the SpokenHere team! Steve Golab is a lifetime entrepreneur, and definitely NOT an….

11
Feb

Remote Interpreting Best Practices

Kim’s Best Practices for Remote Interpreting   We have 10 tips to help you get the most from SpokenHere’s remote….

3
Feb

Interpretation and Translation Client Success: Youth Villages

Video Transcription Hughes Johnson: The thing that I love the most about Youth Villages is really working with children and….

27
Jan

How do Remote Interpreting Services work?

Over the Phone (OPI) and Video-Remote (VRI) Interpretation are cornerstones of SpokenHere’s language services. While these two services differ in….

26
Dec

Has Google Translate Improved?

You may already know that Google Translate is a free service that, according to Google, “instantly translates words, phrases, and….

5
Nov

American Sign Language Interpretation Service Hours Extended

While many language interpretation requests are fulfilled onsite, less common language needs as well as the highly demanded languages are more easily met….

15
Aug

Medical Interpreter Services for Healthcare Providers

The United States is more diverse than it has ever been. Rapidly changing demographics create a specific set of challenges….

28
Nov

What Everyone Should Know Before Translating French

Many English speakers don’t fully grasp the importance of accent marks in other languages. Accent marks aren’t simply word decor,….

4
Sep

Why Italians Don’t Speak Latin

Two thousand years ago, Latin was the lingua franca (which is Latin, sort of, for “universal language”). From Spain to….

21
Aug

Congrats Facebook, you look silly.

Computers and machines make our lives easier in so many ways by automating mundane and redundant tasks and delivering predictable….

22
Jun

[Video Snacks] The World Cup Edition

Well, it’s that time again! Time for an event that comes around only once every four years, and really leaves….

15
Jun

[Video Snacks] Do You Want to Increase Your Website Traffic?

Did you know there are more native speakers of Spanish and Chinese combined on the Internet than English? Only 25%….

1
Jun

[Video Snacks] Did You Know Languages Die? 

Did you know languages die? Not from stampeding elephants, ill-fated bungee jumps or too much vodka. A language dies when….

25
May

[Video Snacks] How to Understand Swahili on the Phone

Have you ever done trigonometry….in Chinese? Built a house of cards in a wind tunnel? Gotten a millennial to put….