Some Interesting Translation, Interpreting, & Media Projects Completed in August
We are very happy and pleased to say that August was another busy yet amazing month for all of us, we did an extraordinary number of projects that all of our teams consolidated and delivered professionally. Here are some of those projects that we want to share with you so we can celebrate together being one step closer to eliminate language barriers.
The Translation Department did an amazing job and handled a wide variety of projects including translating and desktop publishing of a 65,000-word design and planning guide into EU French for a world leader in modern piping systems. Also, we translated, and certified 100,000 words of multiple merger agreement documents from Simplified Chinese to English for a major US Law firm. We completed a 32,000-word Request for Proposal response into Spanish for a leading US marketing, communications and Public Relations firm working with Costa Rica.
Our team also translated 90,000-word appendices comparing complex laws and regulations pertaining to data security into Brazilian Portuguese for one of the world’s forerunners in the manufacture and sales of electrical and electronic product. An operator’s manual into 30 languages including Danish, Estonian, Finish, Greek, Swedish and Russian to name some, for the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment company. Lastly, we translated a 15,000-word employee handbook into Spanish for a restaurant chain that specializes in fine seafood, meat, and poultry.
The Interpreting Department was humming, and we did great work. For Example, we provided virtual ASL and Spanish interpreting services over 3 days of meetings regarding environmental reviews for one of the leading strategic communication firms in the nation.
The team also provided Ukrainian simultaneous interpreting technicians, and broadcast equipment in Chicago for an audience of 1,300 attendees for the nation’s largest probation and parole association. We provided 7 days of Japanese interpreting in Houston for a world leader in the manufacturing of industrial equipment for a wide variety of industries, simultaneous Japanese.
Korean and Mandarin interpreting was also provided as well as technicians and interpreting equipment at the Aria hotel in Las Vegas for a 3-day conference for a meeting planning company working with a world leading IT firm.
We completed many Virtual assignments including ASL interpreting for two days of meetings conducted by the Special Olympics, 5 days of Spanish legal Certified interpreting for a series of depos for a large regional Georgia law firm and provided multiple teams of on-site ASL interpreters and CART providers in Anaheim and Chicago for one of the nation’s biggest meeting planning companies who working with Amazon Web Services.
Lastly, our Media Services department completed two interesting projects, we provided Arabic voiceover and subtitling services for a series of training videos regarding international law enforcement and 5 hours of Spanish to English transcription services for project interviews conducted by a major US University.
The Month of August
If the first week of August is usually warm, the winter will be white and long!
Here comes August, the last month of summer in the northern half of the world! Named to honor the first Roman emperor (and grandnephew of Julius Cesar), August Cesar, it’s the eight month of the Gregorian calendar, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. Its zodiac sign is Leo and was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC. With March being the first month of the year. In the Southern Hemisphere August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere and it falls in the season of summer. In many European countries, this month is the holiday month for most workers. Another interesting fact about August is that numerous religious holidays occurred during August in ancient Rome. This month also holds some interesting symbols, like its birth stones that are the peridot, sardonyx and spinel, or the month flower, gladiolus, or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage, and family.
It is said that August brings the best bounty of the season, ripened tomatoes, ripe melon, sweet corn on the cob and zucchini, and with this fact said, we find August 1st, traditionally known as Lammas Day, celebrating the festival to mark the annual wheat and corn harvest. Lammas also marked the mid-point between the summer solstice and autumn equinox and was a cross-quarter day. It is also a Civic Day in most parts of Canada, celebrations and names for this holiday vary across the country, in Alberta it’s celebrated as Heritage Day, while in British Columbia, it is known as British Columbia Day. August 19th is the National Aviation Day, chosen for the birthday of Orville Wright who piloted the first recorded flight of a powered heavier-than-air machine in 1903 or August 26, Women’s Equality Day, which celebrates the 1920 ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, and, with it, women’s right to vote in the United States.
August also counts with a variety of “Just for Fun Dates” , as a matter of fact, there are at least two on more holidays and special days each day this month, do you have room on your calendar for them all? We hope you do. A little taste of some of them are August 1 to 7th, International Clown Week, August 3rd, National Watermelon Day, August 10th, National S’mores Day, August 12, Vinyl Record Day and August 13, International Left-Handers Day. Astronomy is also a huge part of August, we had the opportunity to watch the full Sturgeon Moon, that reached its peak illumination on the night of Thursday, August 11. It is also a wonderful month for stargazing as it’s the month of the Perseid meteor shower, which is one of the most prolific showers! If you like gardening, this is one of the best months to do it, in much of the country, it’s peak time for picking summer squash/zucchini, cantaloupe, watermelon, corn, eggplant, peaches, tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers. There are very important historical events that also took place in this month, like August 1, 1838, with the abolition of slavery in Jamaica. In August 2, 1776, in Philadelphia, most of the 55 members of the Continental Congress signed the parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence, or in the same date but in 1939, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt concerning the possibility of atomic weapons. In August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, with three ships, La Niña, La Pinta and Santa Maria, seeking a westerly route to the Far East.
Birthdays of well-known individuals in August:
August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson:
Michael joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and philanthropist. Dubbed the “King of Pop” and regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. He was born in Gary, Indiana, United States. Over a four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. He is the most awarded individual music artist in history. His album, Thriller, became the best-selling album of all time.
August 4, 1961, Barack Obama:
Barack Hussein Obama is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017, a member of the Democratic Party and the first African American president of the United States. Obama previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. As an incoming president, Obama faced many challenges, like an economic collapse, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the continuing menace of terrorism. Obama proposed unprecedented federal spending to revive the economy and hoped to renew America’s statue in the world.
August 5, 1930, Neil Armstrong:
Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer, and the first person to walk in the moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. He was born and raised in Wapakoneta, Ohio. On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Apollo 11 Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin became the first people to land on the Moon, when Armstrong first stepped on the lunar surface, he famously said: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap of mankind.”
August 15, 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte:
Napoleon Bonaparte, also known by his regnal name Napoleon I, was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars. He was the first emperor of France and one of the world’s greatest military leaders, as he revolutionized military organization and training, sponsored the Napoleonic Code, reorganized education, and stablished the long-lived Concordat with the papacy. He conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century.
August 16, 1958, Madonna:
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, and actress, she is referred to as “The Queen of Pop”, and noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting and visual presentation. She has had a social and cultural impact on the world since her early career in the 1980s. Madonna has built a legacy that goes beyond music and has been studied by sociologists, historians, and other social scientists.
August 26, 1918, Katherine Johnson:
Katherine Johnson was an American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. She figured out the paths for the spacecraft to orbit Earth and land on the Moon. Her math helped astronauts to the Moon and back!
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