Quality Standards in the Language Industry

The survival of a language services provider (LSP) rests, quite simply, in its ability to provide quality translation, interpretation, and localization services to its clients. However, given that language is a human function prone to error, misinterpretation, and a high degree of nuance, establishing a standard framework to help ensure quality services and quantify benchmarks […]

Affordable Language Services Helps Clients Bridge The Language Divide

This Article was featured in The Cincinnati Business Courier. In some ways Blue Ash-based Affordable Language Services is unrecognizable from the shoestring operation CEO Lynn Elfers founded in her home 19 years ago, but in other ways the company, now one of the 30 largest language service providers in North America, remains unchanged. Elfers’ inspiration […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Interpretation and Translation Values?! Are They Important?

JV Almeda is the Internal Operations Manager at ALS “Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits for they become your character. And watch your character for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become.”  ―Margaret Thatcher I […]

Our Mission: Enhance the health and well-being of the global community

We’ve spent the past few months trying to put into words what it is we do every day. For some, we translate marketing materials into Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. For others, we help them call customers who don’t speak English. For many, we help ensure they get the medical care they need. And we’ve finally […]

ALS Runner-Up Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards!

On August 27, 2013, I had the privilege of attending the 2013 Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards Celebration with Lynn Elfers, CEO and founder of Affordable Language Services. Over 700 people were in attendance at the 14th annual awards celebration held at Music Hall, in the historic Over the Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati, […]

Young Girl May Have Been Forced to Interpret

A DesMoines area woman says she was having trouble understanding doctors’ instructions because she’s deaf. Her daughter Addison was at the hospital after being referred to have her tonsils and adenoids removed, and the staff was instructing the mother what to do to prepare the girl for surgery. When the mother asked the hospital staff for […]