May Newsletter

May is known as a time for new growth and it’s been a busy month at Affordable Language Services. Because of the increasing requests for our interpreting services, we have been adding to our interpreting team, including staff interpreters, recruiters and scheduling. As you can imagine, everyone here has been busy keeping our customers happy […]


Lynn Elfers on “From Founder To CEO”

Lynn Elfers of Affordable Language Services Featured Guest on “From Founder to CEO” Podcast Interview Mark your calendar for Friday, April 10th, to hear our own Lynn Elfers discuss how she has grown Affordable Language Services from a start-up to be the most trusted and thriving language agency in the Tri-State area. She will be discussing […]


Affordable Language Services Named Blue Ash Business Awards Finalist

Affordable Language Services Named Blue Ash Business Awards “Achieve” Finalist! We are excited and honored to be named a finalist for the Blue Ash Business Awards in the “Achieve” category. This category is to recognize established businesses that have demonstrated success through expansion, sales, growth, product/service improvements, effective business practices, and employee satisfaction. Winner of […]


Are You Bilingual? Use your skills to help people communicate!

Are You Bilingual? Use your skills to help people communicate! One in five people residing in the United States is bilingual. That’s 80 million people! But did you know that almost 9% of the population only has Limited English Proficiency? 9% may seem like a small number, but in reality 9% of America is over […]


It’s Official! Breaking In The New Office

On August 28th we officially cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of our new office at 4350 Glendale Milford Road, Suite 230, in Blue Ash. It was a fantastic event, and we were pleased to celebrate this milestone with our customers, interpreters, members of various chambers of commerce, and other friends of the company. […]


Tags: News, Awards It’s Official! Breaking In The New Office

On August 28th we officially cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of our new office at 4350 Glendale Milford Road, Suite 230, in Blue Ash. It was a fantastic event, and we were pleased to celebrate this milestone with our customers, interpreters, members of various chambers of commerce, and other friends of the company. […]


Skype Makes Science Fiction a Reality

Skype recently announced the first working approximation of Douglas Adams’s famous Babel fish: The Babel fish is small, yellow, leech-like, and probably the oddest thing in the universe. It feeds on brain wave energy, absorbing all unconscious frequencies and then excreting telepathically a matrix formed from the conscious frequencies and nerve signals picked up from the speech centres of […]


An Interview with García Márquez’s Translator

Edith Grossman translated many of Gabriel García Márquez’s works into English. She talked to the Washington Post about the late author’s works and her particular style of translation. One comment that stood out to me was Grossman’s opinion that translating a piece of literature is like writing a new piece completely rather than simply changing or […]


Play Ball! Retention is Everyone’s Job

As a young boy I loved the game of baseball.  I found the game full of physics, geometry, probability, and all those petty rules to be so intriguing! Perhaps this is not the same reason others like the game, but we are not here to judge, are we? We are not here to judge, are […]


Another Successful Bridging the Gap Training

On March 17th, 2014, twenty-four medical interpreters graduated from the Bridging the Gap Program. There were seven languages represented in the training: Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Nepali, French, and Japanese. Bridging the Gap is a well-recognized medical interpreter education program with a presence in 31 states, the District of Columbia and Qatar. Why is it […]