Translation Time Machine


The Translation Time Machine

By Carla Itzkowich, President

In 1982 I was a senior at UC Berkeley with a US Green Card. Mexico had just nationalized the banks and I was worried that the monthly stipend my dad had been sending would stop. So, armed with the type of confidence that only […]

Translation Time Machine2018-10-25T11:53:30+00:00

Speaking “Semiconductor” can be a real asset

Website translation Website translation is easier than ever

Understanding and having a good command of semiconductor technology can open a new and exciting career path for you in writing and translation.

The semiconductor industry should remain robust for years to come. According to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), […]

Speaking “Semiconductor” can be a real asset2018-10-05T16:14:04+00:00

CA Supreme Court creates havoc for language businesses

language interpreter backIn May, 2018, the California Supreme Court ruled in the Dynamex decision that only workers who meet all three specified criteria can be classified as independent contractors. All other workers must be classified as employees, fundamentally changing the business model of translation […]

CA Supreme Court creates havoc for language businesses 2018-09-28T17:57:41+00:00

Report: International Outlook heralds increased profits for you!

Year in ReviewArigato for making 2016 a positive and memorable year for International Contact!

Sales grew in 2016

Our sales team was busy winning contract awards from BART, VTA and the City of Oakland among many others. Added volumes brought price […]

Report: International Outlook heralds increased profits for you!2018-09-28T17:57:41+00:00

Oakland Translation Company beats the odds for 33 years

International Contact, Inc.—a multi-language communications agency in Oakland, California—celebrates 33 years in business, which is a pretty unusual milestone for a small business. Although the Census Bureau does not have statistics on business failure rates, its SUSB program provides annual data for all U.S. paid employer firms, including establishment and closure. From those figures, […]

Oakland Translation Company beats the odds for 33 years2018-09-28T17:57:42+00:00

Whistled Languages

Man whistlingHow much farther can Whistled Languages go?

Whistled language is a form of communication that uses the existing words in a language, which are approximated in a whistled form, and retains most of the original acoustic information – like pitch and sentence stress – present in […]

Whistled Languages2018-09-28T17:57:42+00:00

Happy International Translators Day!

auto-translate-survey-questionsThe European Centre for Next Generation Localisation reports that the language services market is the fourth fastest growing sector in the United States. Common Sense Advisory, a consulting firm specializing in language services, estimates translation services at nearly US$38 billion. GALA, the Globalization and Localization Association, […]

Happy International Translators Day!2018-09-28T17:57:42+00:00

Ron Fredericks Joins International Contact, Inc. as CTO

Photo of Ron FredericksRon Fredericks Joins International Contact, Inc. as CTO to Further Language Service Innovation for Current and Future Customers and Vendors

International Contact, Inc., a leader in media translation and localization, today announced the appointment of Ron Fredericks to the role of chief […]

Ron Fredericks Joins International Contact, Inc. as CTO2018-09-28T17:57:42+00:00

What you Need to Know before Hiring an Interpreter

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Symbol for Interpretation and interpreters

Interpretation is the verbal translation of the speaker’s words to an audience that does not speak the same language, with the express purpose of having the audience understand what is being said by the speaker. To achieve […]

What you Need to Know before Hiring an Interpreter2018-10-12T13:56:34+00:00