January 2020: It marks the beginning of the end of another decade.

January 2020 was the planet’s warmest January since record-keeping began in 1880, said NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). The month of January is all about fresh starts. In AML-Global it is about onboarding many new clients and providing them with our most exceptional and professional services. Of course, it is also about valuing and appreciating our regular clients and providing them with great ongoing language services.  

Birthdays of Well-known Individuals in January

  1. ALEXANDER HAMILTON: JANUARY 11, 1755 – He was a Revolutionary War hero, wrote many of the Federalist Papers, founded the Bank of New York, created the federal banking system, became the first Secretary of the Treasury, and founded the U.S. Mint.
  2. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.: JANUARY 15, 1929 – He was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.
  3. MUHAMMAD ALI: JANUARY 17, 1942 – He was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed “The Greatest,” he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
  4. VIRGINIA WOOLF: JANUARY 25, 1882 – She was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.

The most essential interpretation tips are as follows:

  • Provide materials, in advance, so the interpreters familiarize themselves with the topic of the speech. 
    • Familiarizing the interpreter with essential information like who, what, where, and why will give the session a more seamless and professional flow.
  • When possible explain the interpreter about the target audience. E.g.,
    • By age group
    • Industry
    • Educational level
  • Be aware of cultural factors.
    • When language barriers are present, there can also be cultural differences that may impede your meeting if you are not aware of them.
  • Speak clearly and in a normal tone.
    • Your interpreter may be trained to work at a quick pace, but it is important for clarity and accuracy to speak clearly and slowly.
  • Refrain from using metaphors, acronyms, slangs or idioms.
    • While your interpreter is knowledgeable of metaphors and slang which are used frequently, such cultural phrases may not translate well into the target language.

Highlights of some Interesting Interpreting & Translation Projects Completed in January

Recently, we translated 400,000-word English to Spanish technical training manual for one of the nation’s top universities. In addition, we translated technical aerospace documents of over 50,000 words from Greek to English for a major East Coast law firm. Furthermore, we translated over 200,000 words of legal contracts for one of the world’s most iconic Silicon Valley companies.  This was translated from Korean and Japanese to English. Also, we translated a 35-page policy and procedure manuals for a well-known, California Municipality into Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Tagalog. 

Additionally, we transcribed Japanese to English Interviews for Dell technologies. We also transcribed undercover police recordings from Spanish to English and English to Spanish for Local NYC Law enforcement authorities. 

Moreover, we also provided Simultaneous Japanese and Mandarin interpreting in Southern California for a one-week event involving data processing for major corporations. In addition, we supplied the interpreting equipment for the week. Another interesting project we recently completed was we provided simultaneous conference Japanese and French interpreting, full booth, headsets and technical support at the Boston Convention Center for a world’s leading creative meeting agency. 

In addition, we also completed another interesting project for a major medical device conference at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, we provided them with simultaneous Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, German, Korean and Portuguese conference interpreters as well as full equipment and technical services. Another important notable project was for a client in one of the country’s largest correctional institutions> We have been providing them with ASL (American Sign language) on an ongoing basis. Moreover, we also supplied nationwide interpreting services for well-known medical device patient training in a wide variety of languages for one of the world’s leading manufacturers.

As a key player in the language industry, American Language Services commits to provide you with the most exceptional and professional services. AML-Global stands the test of time in providing translation, interpretation, transcription and media services to private industry, government at all levels, educational and non-profit organizations. Our thousands of linguists around the world and teams of dedicated professionals are ready to serve.

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