April is the first full month of spring! The name derives from the Latin word aperio which means to ‘open or bud’ as this is the season when trees and flowers begin to open. It also marks the month of mourning and celebration of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is a day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Both are important days in the Christian faith. In addition, April 7, 2017 is the last day of Passover, a Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. April is an eventful month for American Language Services as it seems to be for everyone.
Historical Tidbits in April
Some interesting historical tidbits that occurred in the month of April: Susanna M. Salter became the first woman mayor in Argonia, Kansas on March 4, 1887, Twelve nations signed the treaty creating NATO on March 4, 1949, The Civil War ended as General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant on March 9, 1865 and in March 11, 1970 Apollo 13 was launched from Cape Kennedy.
April Birthdays of Well-known Individuals
Hans Christian Anderson; a Danish author celebrates his March 2 birthday with Marvin Gaye; an American singer, songwriter and record producer who helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960’s, March 3 is shared by both Eddie Murphy and Alec Baldwin and Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian Renaissance polymath, was born on March 15, 1452… Happy birthday to those of you who have April birthdays! Birthdays are celebrated by millions every day and with the help of American Language Services, many of our clients have been able to celebrate the success of their conferences, events, panels and any translation, transcription or multimedia needs.
Exciting Interpreting & Translation Projects Completed in April
We recently completed a job for Londen Insurance Group, the project was a conference in the Orlando Crowne Plaza Universal, Florida. Several Spanish, French and Russian interpreters were provided for the 1 day conference along with a full array of equipment including portable headsets and transmitters, sound reduction booths and onsite technical support. The project went off seamlessly.
Another interesting project completed in April was for Electronic Arts K.K who develops, markets, publishes and distributes game software content for video game consoles. This job was for an event/panel for a Star Wars celebration at the Orange County Convention Center. Simultaneous Japanese interpreters were required for the day event as well as portable headsets and transmitters. The event went very well and the client was very pleased with the quality of our interpreting services.
Translation required for 1 document into different languages
American Language Services finalized a project for Shades of Green; a vacation destination in Florida. An employee handbook needed to be translated from English to Spanish and English to Haitian. The employee handbook was quite a large document and with our great team of translators the job was delivered early and went perfectly.
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