Translation and Interpreting: How to Best Communicate with Foreign Language-Speaking Customers

Willy Brandt, the former West German Chancellor, once famously said: “If I am selling to you, I speak your language. If I am buying, dann müssen sie Deutsch sprechen (then you must speak German).” The quote underscores a point we continue to emphasize more broadly to businesses and organizations today: the most effective way to […]

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HIPAA Compliance Critical to Protect Medical Translations

Two of the most critical parts of any translation project are accuracy and confidentiality. You want your content communicated the right way and you want it protected in the process. For medical translations, the confidentiality part takes on extra significance since it may contain sensitive patient records protected by federal law. When selecting a Language […]

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Rules of Thumb to Ensure Quality Health Care Interpreting and Translation Services

Medical jargon is complex and confusing enough that many patients often leave their doctor’s office wondering, “What did she just say?” Imagine the added anxiety if the patient doesn’t speak English. Census figures show that the number of people who speak a language other than English in the United States has reached an all-time high […]

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Interpreting Services are Changing with the Times

The role of interpreter has changed much over the years. Gone are the days when an interpreter just had to know how to verbally translate words from one language into another. In addition to language skills, professional interpreters undergo extensive training to refine their skills, and they must adhere to mandatory requirements that vary by […]

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What’s Driving the Increased Demand for Interpreting?

In the language services field, translators and interpreters play similar but different roles. Translators deal primarily with the written word while interpreters work with the spoken word. Both are integral to bringing people of different languages and cultures together, but more recently the interpreting function has gained increasing traction. The trend is one you should pay […]

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Translation Service aids Courts, Hospitals

Because of Elena Tsinman, over 100 interpreters every day help non-English speaking or Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals communicate with local police, teachers, lawyers, doctors, and in various other settings. Tsinman is the owner and founder of ASIST Translation Services, which employs more than 2000 interpreters from all over the globe to help keep things […]

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Foreign-Language Interpreters May Reduce Duration of Hospital Stays for L.E.P. Patients

Foreign-Language Interpreters May Reduce Duration of Hospital Stays for L.E.P. Patients   A recent study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School indicates that hospitalized L.E.P. (Limited English Proficiency) patients spend fewer days in the hospital when aided by professional interpreters. In addition, the study also found that patients with access to language services […]

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Interpreting Services for American Sign Language (ASL)

ASIST Translation Services provides sign language interpreters for area hospitals, medical practices, courts, law enforcement, government, human services and employers. ASL interpreters are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for both advance and emergent requests. We work with qualified interpreters that have appropriate credentials and/or professional experience. Prior to entering ASIST’s own […]

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