Happy International Translators Day!

 

Global translatorsSeptember 30th is International Translation Day around the world and this year we’re highlighting translation as a great career choice. Here’s why you should join the ranks of International Translators:

The market for translation is growing at 8% on a worldwide scale. Bilingual speakers working for U.S. […]

Happy International Translators Day!2018-09-28T17:57:40+00:00

Please don’t let the question mark die!

Punctuation MarksGeoffrey Nunberg, a linguist who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, noted that the 140-character limit imposed by Twitter and the reading of messages on a cellphone or hand-held device has repurposed the punctuation mark.

One of […]

Please don’t let the question mark die!2018-09-28T17:57:41+00:00

Your Language Defines Who You Are (video)

Photo of Yann MartelNovelist and ‘Life of Pi’ author Yann Martel has lived a life of travel and multilingual adventure. Nothing opens the mind like travel, he says, and nothing defines the self, or how we relate to one another, quite like language. Martel […]

Your Language Defines Who You Are (video)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

UNTRANSLATABLE

There are some foreign words that contain so many layers of meaning that they become directly untranslatable into English. Attempting to provide their full meaning underlines the vastly under-appreciated art of multilingual translation. International Contact, Inc. published 13 of 14 untranslatable words presented by UK based illustrator Marija Tiurina, on our Facebook page, and we present all […]

UNTRANSLATABLE2018-09-28T17:57:42+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

IC nominated for 2015 Indie Awards

International Contact, Inc. has been nominated for the Pillars of Society award in the 9th annual Oakland Indie Awards.

We've been nominated for 9th Annual Indie Awards in Oakland, come see if we win! wwwOaklandIndieAwards.com

Please come and cheer for us as we are commended for supporting our wonderfully diverse […]

IC nominated for 2015 Indie Awards2018-09-28T17:57:42+00:00

International Workers’ Day is here!

international workers day photo by kim defranco

International Workers’ Day

Countries around the world celebrate workers and unionization on May 1, variously calling it International Workers’ Day, Day of Work, or Labor Day in observances similar to the U.S. Labor Day – which is celebrated […]

International Workers’ Day is here!2018-09-28T17:57:42+00:00

Small Business Entrepreneur Profile: Carla Itzkowich of International Contact

ItzkowichCarla_EntProf_supl Carla Itzkowich, president of International Contact.

San Fransisco Business Times showcases Carla Itzkowich in the Small Business Entrepreneur.

 

Below is San Fransisco Business Times profile:

What it does: Multi-language communications agency that produces content in over 100 languages.

HQ: Oakland.

2012 projected revenue: $1.2 million.

Employees: […]

Small Business Entrepreneur Profile: Carla Itzkowich of International Contact2018-09-28T17:57:43+00:00