We are excited to have our blog up and running and looking forward to sharing our views and experiences pertaining to the Language Service Industry.
Accurate Language Services is a boutique language agency founded on a passion for languages and the desire to help people communicate. We are a family run company founded in 1995 by Ester Ewing. Prior to starting Accurate Language Services, Ester was a freelance Spanish interpreter working in the courts throughout NJ. She soon realized that many, many, people in our community needed the valuable services that interpreters provide and so she set out on her journey to establish her own language agency. Early in 2013 Ester’s daughter Victoria Ewing (that’s me!) joined the company as the Director of Business Development. Together, along with our staff and great team of linguists, we are bringing high quality interpreting and translation services to the region’s top companies.
Within this blog we will be sharing our experiences as a Language Service Provider (LSP) and information about other cultures and languages. Our objectives here are simple:
#1. To create a forum that will educate and help interpreters and translators excel in the industry.
The information here is intended for linguists new to the industry as well as seasoned veterans. We’ll be posting articles such as: What every interpreter needs to know and What makes a solid Translator?. We have a wealth of knowledge about interpreting and translating and we would love to pass it on to others.
#2: To help our consumers (purchasers of language services) navigate the language industry.
10-15 years ago most companies didn’t have the need for interpreters or translators, but that is not the case today. One of our roles as a Language Services Provider is to help our clients navigate through the uncharted waters of the language industry. For example we’d like to help our consumers understand the difference between an interpreter and a translator (yes – there’s a huge difference!).
#3: To educate and inspire anyone who is interested in learning about foreign languages and cultures.
We are constantly learning about new languages and new cultures. Did you know that there are up to 7,000 different languages worldwide? Or did you know that Mandarin Chinese is the world’s most spoken language? (According to UNESCO (The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). In the Language Industry we interact with people from other cultures on a daily basis. Most of our linguists are from abroad and the clients they interpret for are also from overseas. These interactions give us (and now you) a glimpse into other societies and cultures.
#4. To keep our interpreters, translators, employees and clients up to date on what’s happening here at Accurate Language Services.
We wouldn’t have made it this far without our excellent team of linguist and wonderful clients. We’d like to keep you informed about news and events going on here at Accurate Language Services.
With the advancement of the Internet and social media, cross-cultural communication is growing. International barriers are coming down and without too many obstacles companies are doing business in foreign countries. Additionally, immigration is on the rise, we truly live in a melting-pot. For these reasons, among others, the language industry is roaring and thus we would like to share our journey with you. We hope you check back often and please provide your input as we’d love to read your thoughts on our topics.
Until next time….