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 […]


Manufacturing Translation for HR

At Affordable Language Services we understand the importance and value of a diverse workforce. To get the most out of any workforce, though, from on-boarding to managing, and all the behind the scenes work that goes into keeping your employees productive and happy in their jobs, the Human Resources Department of any company must effectively […]


Translation for Manufacturing

Translating business documentation is more than converting one language into another…


Federal Agencies Caution Against Reliance on Web-Based Automated Translators

Effective communication is essential to our business, personal, and social relationships. Nuance, tone, feeling, cultural tendencies, and so much more is conveyed through our many communication styles. The written word can evoke joy, pain, and every emotion in between if properly expressed, as is evidenced by great works authored and subsequently translated into languages not […]


First Arabic Court Interpreter Certified in Ohio

With more than 25,000 legal proceedings requiring the services of a legal interpreter each year, Ohio began its certification program in 2010; by 2013 the state’s judicial system will require that a certified legal interpreter be provided to anyone who requests one. Certification ensures that a legal interpreter meets the minimum standards of fluency and […]


Most Profitable Languages for a Corporate Website Translation

There are approximately 6,500 spoken languages in the world today. Only 10 of those languages are spoken by more than 100 million people, and fourteen more are spoken by 50-100 million souls. Clearly, some of these languages are more profitable than others for a corporate website translation. English may currently be the most important language […]


Somali Populations in the US

Columbus, Ohio is home to more than 75,000 Somali residents. Why such a high concentration? Somalis first began settling in Virginia, but due to the high cost of living and issues with finding work, they began to look elsewhere. Columbus, Ohio had a low cost of living and lots of factory jobs, so the Somalis […]


The Importance of Medical Interpreting in Pediatrics

Medical interpreting is crucial for positive healthcare outcomes for non-English-speaking patients. Numerous studies have found that if language barriers between doctor and patient are not overcome, misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment are among the many negative consequences that are more likely to occur. Unfortunately, the regular assortment of problems associated with poor communication between doctor and […]


Lynn Elfers Honored at Women Excel (WE) Celebrate Awards

Last Thursday, Lynn Elfers was honored at Women Excel (WE) awards at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual WE Celebrate Breakfast as a finalist in the category of Community Impact. Being chosen as a finalist recognizes the contribution that Lynn and our company Affordable Language Services has made to the-well being of the […]