SpokenHere Blog

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

17
May

[Video Snacks] Interpreters vs. Translators

As expert and passionate linguists, we get accused of being the grammar police, nit-picky and, well, just rude in some….

9
May

[Video Snacks] 7 Interesting Language Facts

Languages are an interesting thing. Where did they come from? Why are there so many different ones? Why are they….

8
May

[Translation 101] “Misunderstanding Down Under”

We’ve all seen those embarrassing mistranslations from all over the world of signs and consumer product packaging. The Internet is….

25
Apr

Housing Authorities, Immigrants and the American Dream

Housing authorities provide a valuable service to some of the most vulnerable citizens of our society. The core mission of….

20
Apr

[Infographic] 50 Fascinating Language Facts

Being a translator, or a lover of languages in general, can increase your curiosity for the mysteries of languages. The….

17
Apr

Translating Articulate Storyline Courses

Articulate Storyline is one of the world’s leading learning content authoring tools. With over 80 million learners in more than….

12
Apr

The Anatomy of a Translation Quote

We can drink instant coffee, eat fast food, and watch on demand movies. We love getting what we want NOW…..

5
Apr

What Does a Good Language Translation Cost?

The short answer: A lot less than a bad one. “You get what you pay for” is an old and….

15
Mar

How Over-the-Phone Interpretation can be Used to Grow Your Business

In this day and age, language barriers are easy to overcome with the proper resources, so there is just no….

15
Feb

How to Develop Professional Website Translations in WordPress

Translating your own online content for new markets and audiences can be a chore. It’s tedious, time consuming and can….

9
Feb

Translating Your Tenant Lease Can Prevent Misunderstandings & Build Better Relations

Being a landlord isn’t the easiest job in the world. In addition to finding good tenants and keeping them happy,….

2
Feb

5 Key Considerations for Effective Elearning Localization

Do you create great training content for your employees and customers? If you have a sizable population of learners whose….

8
Jan

The Differences Between Using Telephonic Interpretation VS On-Site Interpretation

The United States is as diverse as it has ever been, and the number of non-native English speakers in the….

19
Dec

Creating Accurately Translated Subtitles for Your Online Videos

As videos become increasingly easy to make and share online, the number of people joining the ranks of video producers….

8
Dec

Reaching International Customers with Quality Website Translations

With the Internet bringing everyone on the planet only seconds away from each other, the business world has naturally become….

29
Nov

The Five Steps of High Quality E-Learning Translation

Any experienced translator knows that translation is more than just word-for-word substitution. The art of translation takes cultural knowledge, creativity,….

28
Nov

9 Reasons NOT to Use Google for Website Translation

Google has become one of the more popular translation tools on the web. It has an easy to use interface….

13
Oct

National Hispanic Heritage Month

At SpokenHere, learning about different cultures and their languages is something we have the privilege of doing each and every….

11
Oct

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

When you are considering translating your documents, you likely have a lot of questions. One of the first questions that….

9
Oct

Why Formatting Matters – The Benefits of XML

Building a business is no easy task. Established and successful companies want to be able to sustain themselves after building….

6
Oct

How to Improve Caller Satisfaction

We all know that feeling when we call a business to get assistance only to feel unheard and more confused….