On Saturday May 19, the Royal Wedding is taking place between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. For Americans, this means an American in the British Royal Family, of what some would deem a huge leap for not only the Royal Family but also for African Americans. Meghan Markle, is an American born actress who is multi-racial, African American and White. The wedding is taking place at Windsor Castle and is expected to be viewed by thousands in person and millions via television worldwide. As this is such a huge event, it is all many people seem to be talking about.
Historical Tidbits in May
Some interesting historical tidbits that occurred in May are: on May 4, 1494, during his second journey of exploration in the New World, Christopher Columbus discovered Jamaica, the first permanent English settlement in America was established at Jamestown, Virginia, by a group of royally chartered Virginia Company settlers from Plymouth, England on May 14 in 1607, also on May 14 in 1796, the smallpox vaccine was developed by Dr. Edward Jenner, a physician in rural England and on May 18, 190 Mount St. Helens volcano erupted in Southwestern Washington State spewing stream and ash over 11 miles into the sky, it was the first major eruption since 1857.
May Birthdays of Well-known Individuals
Singer of the ‘four seasons’ Frankie Valli was born on May 3, 1937, on May 4, 1929 famous actress Audrey Hepburn was born, 33rd U.S. President Harry Truman celebrated his birthday on May 8, singer Enrique Iglesias celebrates his birthday on May 8 also, and May 14 is the birthday of actress Cate Blanchett…Happy birthday to all of you who have birthdays in May! At American Language Services, we have been celebrating the recent success of our projects.
Interesting Interpreting & Translation Projects Completed in May
We recently completed a fascinating multi-locational interpreting project for John Hopkins University for a conference that took place in 3 different locations; San Francisco, Palo Alto and the Napa Valley. For the 5 day conference several Mandarin and German interpreters were requested by the client along with a full array of equipment including sound reduction booths, portable headsets and receivers, transmitters and on-site technicians. The conference was a huge success.
Another interesting interpreting project AML-Global were able to provide services for was for eBay. The project was a 2 day conference in San Jose, California. Numerous Turkish interpreters were required for this job, as well as equipment including fully encapsulated booths, portable headsets and receivers, transmitters and on-site technicians. The conference went well and American Language Services were happy to provide our excellent interpreting service.
An fascinating translation project completed at the beginning of May was for Grason-Stadler. The project involved translating an introduction to the company script. The document was translated from English into 14 different languages; Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Turkish, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Russian and Swedish. The project was flawless.
There is no one ‘right’ way to do a translation, since translations are somewhat subjective in nature. In other words, there are many ways to say the same thing and it is very helpful when our clients share with us their stylistic and/or preferences. For example, a client may say they want the translation done as literal as possible. Others may want us to provide translations that are more conversational and friendly and culturally correct rather than literal. It is important to share with us your preferential Glossary of Terms, if one exists, that you have developed which will allow us to implement specific word choice and phrases on all future documents going forward.
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