Alfonso Interpreting Language Blog

Thoughts on all aspects of the language industry

March 24, 2017
EOAlfonso

Sworn Translations vs. Certified Translations

For those in the international banking and legal sectors, there can be many intricacies involving document translation. Time is usually of the essence. Therefore, it is vital that you know what type of translation is needed for the country in which you need to transact business. As an old Benjamin Moore commercial stated, “Doing it

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March 14, 2017
JAlfonso

Company Conference Whiteboard Video

I hope you like our new 1 minute video!

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March 9, 2017
JAlfonso

When Good People Are Unethical: Respect

When Good People Are Unethical:  Respect Imagine this.  Instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar with and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment.   Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious

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March 6, 2017
JAlfonso

Human Resource Interpreting

Many companies have a culturally and linguistically diversified workforce creating challenges for their HR department. They are faced with the challenge to effectively communicate safety, company goals, policies, procedures and benefits to multilingual employees with limited English. Clear, efficient and timely communication between all parties in the company is necessary in order to assure safety

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February 28, 2017
EOAlfonso

Civil Court proceeding: Affecting life and property

Thankfully, most people are law-abiding residents. Nevertheless, this does not mean that they avoid civil actions.  Some of the most unsettling experiences these individuals have are eviction and child custody proceedings.  Ejectment from one’s established residence can cause great upheaval in that resident’s life.  Property and emotional well-being can be lost.  When divorcing and/or never

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