Multi-Languages Corporation
Quality • Care • Prestige
Because We Care
September 2016
Newsletter #4
416-296-0842
[email protected]
Our Power is our Care, Our Power is our Presence!
 
I say Seychelles, you say sea shells: How words get misinterpreted at the UN General Assembly
Translators & Interpreters: Thank you for being on time with your translation projects and for arriving to your interpreting assignments a few minutes prior to the scheduled time. Punctuality is an essential part of our work, a determinant of quality services and therefore, a condition to work with us. 
Multi-Languages Annual Conference
 
OCCI - ACI Subsidy now available for conference attendees!
  • All attendees to the conference will receive a 20% subsidy of their ACI application. The ACI card must be submitted to us by December 31, 2016
  • An immediate rate increase will be given to level 1 and level 2 interpreters upon submission of the ACI card
  • Preferential booking for OCCI-ACI interpreters (provided they comply with our other requirements)
  • Apply ASAP to make sure you have it by the subsidy deadline. Your process will be more efficient if you submit all the required documentation at once to [email protected]  OCCI
Other: 
  • 1 SDL/TRADOS licence ($1,00 value) free raffle
  • Food will include organic healthy lunch and special treats
  • ATA and OCCI- ACI points to be confirmed after the program has been published 
 
Registration for the Annual Conference is now open for: 
  • Active translators and interpreters working with us
  • Active clients
  • Members of the Board of Directors of translators and interpreter's associations
Registration will open for the general public on October 1 (Provided there is availability)
 
Date: Saturday November 26, 2016
Location: North York Civic Centre
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
 
Participants must be registered/confirmed in order to attend. To register, please send an email to [email protected] 
Confidence / Personal Empowerment / Drummer
 
Empowerment Tips
 
Benefits of Volunteering
 
"According to a study done at the University of Michigan Survey Research Centre, regular volunteer work more than any other activity, dramatically increases life expectancy. Volunteer activities reduce stress, improve the cardiovascular system and boost immune functions".*
 
*Over the Top - Zig Ziglar 
 
Note: Health and/or Empowerment tips were compiled by Lola and/or Juan Bendana. These tips are for educational purposes only and are in no way intended to diagnose, cure, or treat any health condition. It does not constitute medical advice or any other professional advice. Always consult with your physician first. Visit our weekly newsletter  or our empowerment section for a compilation of tips. 
Content from non-profit associations

We are glad to support the work of non-profit associations working towards the improvement of the translation and interpreting field. If you have events or news to share, we will be happy to publish them at no cost.
Why are interpreter working conditions important?
 
  • Attract top qualified talent 
  • Have a direct impact on quality services
  • Are part of the professionalization process we have been working on for the last 20 years
  • Interpreting requires high level of linguistic and professional skills which need to be recognized by the industry
  • It is fair
We are committed to outstanding quality, therefore, we continuously work at improving the working conditions for our community interpreters in order to retain the very top talent in Canada.
 
Minimum good working conditions for community interpreting should include:
  • All legal/technical/events assignments have a minimum of 3 hours
  • Getting paid for the full period of time booked
  • Hours paid in increments of 1 hour
  • An established cancellation policy
  • For technical or special event assignments, preparation time should be allocated and paid
  • Personalized communication 
  • Travel time is paid in addition to kms when assignments are 80+ kms away
  • OCCI-ACI interpreters have preferential rates/booking
“To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success.” 
Henry Ford
 
 
 
We are participating in a Basket Brigade for Thanksgiving and are looking for donations and volunteers. Check the details at: 
Be part of the progress, be a pioneer! Get your OCCI-ACI accreditation now! www.occi.ca
 
We provide ACI interpreters preferential booking, preferential rank and preferential rate. Please send us your ACI card as soon as you receive it. 
 
Clients, translators, interpreters, suppliers, colleagues or anyone else who has interacted with us, we appreciate in advance if you can write a Google Review for us. It only takes a couple of minutes!
 
You can also provide us your full feedback
 
Thank you!
Who do you need to contact at Multi-Languages?

Lola Bendana

Director Ext.222

Ann Menoudakis
Interpretation Ext.223

Mariolga Urdaneta
Translation/Revision/Braille Ext.224

Kevin Gonsalves
Desktop Publishing (DTP)/Audio/Video/Transcription Ext.226

Sergio E. Bendana
Business Development/Accounting
Ext.227
 
Rene Sandino F.
Client Care Team Ext. 221

Evelin Garcia
Client Care Team Ext. 221
 
Juan Bendana
Web Design - Social Media
Who are we?
 
We are one of the most trusted translation agencies in the world and proudly Canadian. More importantly, the Multi-Languages culture is about making the world a better place! We are changing the world one person at a time, saving lives in multiple languages.

Because of what we do, people are happier and healthier. After two decades in business, we still believe in giving back, and we want people to feel happy and help others to achieve the same. It is a privilege to carry this mission. Helping others is what inspires us.
 
Inspiration
Our Quality Guarantee

Multi-Languages is committed to providing its clients with outstanding translation and interpretation services. We do extensive amount of work to ensure that the translations and interpretations that we deliver are of the highest quality. We are so confident in the high quality services we provide, that we offer a unique “Outstanding Quality Guarantee." If for any reason, you feel our services have not met our guarantee of highest quality, please contact us right away and we will make it right for you.

Contact us for details
Certifications
 
     
Translation
We are Certified by the Canadian Standards for Translation Services (Canadian General Standards Board approved by the Standards Council of Canada) CAN CGSB  131.10-2008 and by the ISO 17100 Certification granted by the Austrian Standards Institute and the Language Industry Certification System (LICS). We have been certified under the European Standards (EN15038) since 2007, and now the EN has been replaced by ISO 17100
 
Interpreting 
We fully abide and are certified under the National Standard Guide for Community Interpreting Services – NSGCIS
For details on certification, please visit our site

Accreditation





Multi-Languages is the first translation and interpreting agency in Toronto to obtain accreditation by the Better Business Bureau!

  • Build Trust
  • Advertise Honestly 
  • Tell the Truth 
  • Be Transparent 
  • Honor Promises 
  • Be Responsive
  • Safeguard Privacy
  • Embody Integrity

Better Business Bureau Vision
"An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other." 

Multi-Languages has been accredited with the BBB as of October 2013

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