Affordable Language Services ISO Certification for Three More Years

Over four years ago Affordable Language Services embarked on a mission to become ISO 9001:2008 certified in the delivery of translations and interpreting services. After over a year of preparation, we passed our first external audit in the fall of 2010 and became ISO certified. ISO 9001:2008 is an internationally recognized standard for quality management […]

How Business Translation Services Can Increase Your Clientele

Embrace America’s multilingual culture to increase your reach. English is the language of business.  But is it the language of consumption?  The answer is not as simple as marketers would like.  The good news is that there are plenty of data available that can help make the decision to translate or not to translate easier. […]

ALS Selected for Cincinnati Small Business Excellence Awards!

We are proud and excited to be named a finalist in the 2012 SBEAs – come support us Thursday as we find out who wins each category! 2012 was a record year for Affordable Language Services, and we are on target to beat those numbers this year!  As we continue to grow our business, people have […]

Risks you should consider when buying a user manual translation

In today’s world, as many companies are pushing to globalize their products and services to new markets, a perfect translation is more important than ever.  A user manual translation is a major component to consider when planning to sell a product in a new locale.  Some companies have taken the approach of completely globalizing most […]

How to improve workplace safety with an employee handbook translation

One of the most important and time consuming facets of any business is ensuring your employee’s safety and continued good health. No matter what type of industry you’re in or service you provide, your employees need to be healthy to function well; not to mention the issues and costs associated with any on the job […]

Do I Need a Certificate of Accuracy?

It’s a valid and important question, and one that we in the Translation Department hear on an almost daily basis. And often, it’s not entirely clear what this certificate is, what it means, or if you even need it! It certainly doesn’t help that there seems to be no standard way in the U.S. to […]

Technical Translation Services: The One Thing You Must Have

Manufacturing and technical translations can be a huge undertaking, even for the most experienced and efficient translators.  If a project is especially large, such as a user manual for a tool or machine, it is often necessary to employ a team of translators.  Using a team can present the benefit of a much quicker turnaround […]

Five Immediate Benefits of an HR Translation

As the world becomes more global, human resources departments need to become more global, as well. It is not that much of a surprise that the fastest growing companies have begun to get professional HR translations of their company materials. Of course, some companies may try and shortchange this process, or do it cheaply with […]

Five Ways to Avoid Mistakes when Hiring Certified Translators

When you need something translated, it’s important to get it right the first time. Otherwise, you run the risk of embarrassing yourself at best, or insulting someone at worst. Hiring a certified translator seems to be the best way to avoid a faux pas, but how do you know that you’ve hired the right person […]

Legal Translation Services Cost

Why are legal translations more expensive? Before I get into the details of legal translation services cost, I want you to consider an example of legal text. The following comes from a summary judgement from Celotex Corp. v. Catrett – 477 U.S. 317 (1986). I selected a random paragraph so that we can see what […]