Importance of Using Qualified Medical Interpreters

I recently came across an article regarding the use of interpreters in the medical field and its impact on the patients’ well being. Sometimes when resources are not available or when medical providers are not aware of the services provided by their institutions, there is a misconception that anyone who is bilingual can render a […]


Why Medical Interpreting Shouldn’t Be Left to Family Members

There’s no question that interpreting a medical condition correctly is essential for the proper diagnosis and treatment of a patient. No family member wants to see a loved one misdiagnosed or improperly treated. Without a qualified medical interpreter available, families often resort to using relatives who are fluent or semi-fluent in English to help interpret […]


Translation in Education: Bridging the Gap to Make a Connection

Few people realize how difficult it is for parents to stay current with school updates when English is not the primary language spoken at home. Children are naturally adept at picking up new languages, but parents, on the other hand, need to stay informed in their target language. Google translate and similar products can do […]


How To Say ‘Cool’ In Other Languages

Sometimes, taking a brief look at customs and traditions around the world is just enough to make you realize how little you know about the world. (Or if you’re well-traveled, how much you know!) And other times, it makes you realize how similar we all really are. This time, we took a look at American […]


Different Languages, Different Alphabets

Here’s a sight you might be familiar with: alphabet magnets!   English Alphabet, Courtesy: james.swenson13   However, did you know that the word “alphabet” is derived from Greek? It comes from the first two letters in their language “alpha” and “beta.”   Ancient Greek alphabet, Courtesy: GeoNando   The first two letters may look familiar […]


Types of Professional Interpreters and What They Do

The need for professional interpreters is growing exponentially in today’s global marketplace. Whether you are a business owner who needs to speak with international investors, a clinician in an emergency room or urgent care setting, or an attorney who needs to communicate with witnesses who are not native English speakers, professional interpreters are an essential […]


4 Key Skills of a Sign Language Interpreter

One might think that all it takes to be a sign language interpreter is the ability to sign. But what most people don’t realize is that American Sign Language (ASL) is a language all its own – not just a visual interpretation of English. Its grammar structure is different, and there are elements other than the […]


Benefits of Video Remote Interpreting

As a medical health care provider in the Cincinnati area, you are likely aware of the city’s linguistically diverse populations, but also of its geographic limitations. And when it comes to providing health care to patients with LEP (Limited English Proficiency), you may find yourself short-staffed when you need to have experienced, professional interpreters on hand to […]


Safe Medical Interpreting in Hospitals

Anti-Discrimination Laws: Inadequate interpreting during medical examinations or medical interviews is a major cause of misdiagnosis among non-English-speaking patients. The use of untrained, non-professional or unethical interpreters can significantly undermine equal treatment. It is the responsibility of medical facilities and the professional interpreter community to assure equal language access, especially in a medical setting. In 2016, the […]


Quick, Accurate Medical Translations

In the rapid-paced world of medicine, the ability to translate a document, chart, or drug information sheet is critical. Too often, hospitals lack the quality translation services that they need to better serve their non-English-speaking patients. Affordable Language Services is quick and professional when it comes to turning around a translation. Let’s take a look […]