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Most popular languages in the Americas

The Americas is a very large continent; it has 35 countries and very different languages. Some countries, such as Brazil, have only one official language: Portuguese. In other countries, such as Canada or Puerto Rico, people may speak English and/or another language like French or Spanish. In some rare circumstances, a country can even have three or more official languages. This is the case of Bolivia where people […]

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The History of Sign Language

Sign language has existed for many centuries. No one knows exactly when it was born, but it is believed that it has been used since people have the need of communicating.   Sign Language was used by many cultures throughout history, even before it was turned into a language with a structure itself (even though they differ from region to region). For example, in America, the Great Plains Indians developed a […]

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Language as a bridge to the right to communication

Melisa Mariel Sotelo is a journalist who has researched on the aboriginal peoples from northern Argentina. She has been related and committed to them throughout her entire life.  The language of these peoples often goes unnoticed, despite the fact that the Argentine Constitution ensures their inclusion, in practice this does not always happen. Language is […]

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Content Marketing for Translators

Content marketing is an instrument of inbound marketing that is used to convert leads. For translators and freelancers this can be particularly useful to gain new clients or achieve job opportunities.  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nowadays, digital marketing offers us new possibilities to get anywhere, literally, anywhere, thanks to digital environments. Among the many possibilities that digital marketing […]

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Ensuring language access for your non-English-speaking clients

In today’s multicultural world you’ll often find that your potential clients don’t speak English as a first language. Of course, you want to support them, but it can be a challenge supporting clients that don’t have English as a first language. Over the years, at Stillman Translations, we’ve noticed a trend amongst our clients in […]

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The interpreting process

*Constanza Herrero – Project Manager & Interpreter at Stillman Translations – Her experience interpreting Susan Dawson at Talent Tech. The interpreting process begins from the very first #communication with the client and the speaker. The result of it can clearly be seen at the moment the job takes place, but there is a whole work carried out […]

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Why is medical translation so important?

Medical translation requires specialized and trained translators to be constantly updating their knowledge. This field demands top-quality working procedures because what is at stake is the health and life of human beings. Medical translation emerged from the need to achieve a mutual understanding of health issues between patients and professionals who speak different languages, and […]

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Quality processes in the translation and interpretation industry

As part of the Translation and Localization Industry, we believe that assuring top linguistic quality is a must, but ensuring human and procedural quality is what makes a real difference. These aspects are constantly working together and interacting to achieve our company’s main objective: fulfilling the clients’ needs. Workflow processes are designed from the very […]

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Great Project Management

Project Management is an essential role for every translation company and almost every industry. It basically means having the skills to combine knowledge, tools, and techniques to fulfill the project requirements. The success or failure of a project is directly related to this area.  When it comes to analyzing what makes a great PM, we […]

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Borders of language

As part of a culture, we all share a certain level of knowledge and understanding. This is because we occupy a relative position within our societies. According to Teixeira Coelho, “the idea of culture is always a long conversation (and where there is no conversation, there is no culture)”. This leads us to think about the way […]

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