Search results for 'professional interpreters' 

The Importance of Professional Translators and Interpreters

A few weeks back, I read an article about the controversy concerning an error in the translation of a speech that was given by Diyab Jihad, a Syrian refugee in Uruguay. According to the newspaper that published the news, and Diyab’s lawyer, the interpreter was not true to the words of Diyab, and even added […]

Tagged with:

Translators vs Interpreters: The Supreme Court Rules

In my last blog, we examined interpreting in hospitals performed by professional and amateur translators. Afterall, that is what the newspaper article called them, and I followed suit. However, there is something politically incorrect with that label, a distinction now recognized by our highest court. In May, this fine line was drawn in the books… […]

Tagged with:

Interpreters with Google Android

As we have discussed in several articles over the past year, Google is always developing new applications for translation or interpretation with limited success, since the quality of these translations is subjective. Now I have just read the latest: with Google Translate, Android smartphones become interpreters. It appears that Google began last week to try […]

Tagged with:

Interpreters at the G-20 Meeting in Seoul

Last week was the meeting of the Group of Twenty (G-20), in Seoul. In this two-day event, 25 Heads of State and representatives of various international organizations gathered to discuss currencies and other pending global issues. Since the official languages of this event was Korean and English, the Organizing Committee of the G-20 summit in […]

Tagged with:

We Are One of the Top 10 Language Professional Blogs

We at Trusted Translations are excited to announce that this blog has been named as one of the Top 10 language professional blogs in the largest language blog competition hosted annually by bab.la and Lexiophiles. The ‘Language Professionals’ category focuses on blogs by people using languages in their profession, such as translators and interpreters. None […]

Tagged with:

How Translators and Interpreters Can Help Haiti

The horrific and devastating tragedy that befell Haiti calls for all of us to contribute in any way and as much as possible to help the country move forward. As professional translators and interpreters, we can also do our part in this international effort. A few days after the tragedy, Translators Without Borders released an […]

Tagged with:

Why hiring an interpreter is essential when going global

Many companies today operate globally. Some are parts of multinational corporations, some are expanding their business to new markets or using an overseas partner to promote their products, and still others are opening up their first new branch in a foreign country (or continent). It’s not easy, and it requires extensive research and direct communication […]

Tagged with:

Nike Selects Trusted Translations to Interpret for Neymar, Jr.

Neymar, Jr. and Nike: Interpreting for the Elite

Consecutive interpreting can be a challenging task in almost every environment. Now, take two of the biggest names in sports — Nike and Neymar Jr. — and add an army of fans, a sizable entourage, film crews and a dash of flying soccer balls to the mix. This was Trusted Translations’ latest assignment in Los […]

Tagged with:

What is Interpretation?

This is a good moment to clarify exactly what is meant by interpretation. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, “interpret” means: 1 : to explain or tell the meaning of : present in understandable terms <interpret dreams> <needed help interpreting the results> 2 : to conceive in the light of individual belief, judgment, or circumstance : construe […]

Tagged with:

Faithful vs. Effective Translations

A Bridge Too Far Most of the time, when we describe a good translation, we refer to the concept of fidelity. We believe the target text should be true to the source, respecting its style as well as the things it describes. However, at times, translators run the risk of over-egging the pudding, so to […]