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  Multi-Languages Corporation
"Authentic Commitment to Quality"
 

Because We Care
February, 2015
Bulletin 3

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Single typo sinks 124-year-old company

"If ever there was a story that demonstrates the value of proofreading, this is it.

Here is the tale of how the accidental omission of a single letter – a typo – ruined a 124-year-old company and cost the UK government a potential $13 million.

So, the value of proofreading? In this case, about $13 million plus 250 jobs".

Expo 2015 'Google Translate' scandal: World fair organisers in Milan accused of doing English-language translation on the cheap

"The organisers of the most prestigious world fair on the planet, subject to hundreds of thousands of pounds of investment and put on only once every five years, have been accused of using Google Translate to produce their English-language website.
But the website encouraging them to do so has come under heavy fire for offering attendants the chance to “smell fragrant bells”, “stay out till the morning in some disco” and learn about “food squandering reduction” in what appear to be a series of translation gaffes".

Lost in translation: do interpreter apps work?


"Processor-powered translations still have far to go".

AILIA in collaboration with McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce an exclusive presentation on the Canada EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. (CETA).

Member Exclusive Webinar
March 12th, 2015 8:00-9:30 am EST

Expert speakers, McCarthy Tétrault partners Jean Charest and Brenda Swick, will provide sector representatives with updates and analysis on the recently announced agreement.

AILIA site

Do you know the health benefits of cilantro?

  • Removes heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum from your body
  • Helps prevent cardiovascular damage
  • Strong antioxidant
  • Anti-anxiety effects
  • Decrease oxidative stress
  • Lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and raises your HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Immune booster
  • Diuretic

Note: Health tips were compiled by Lola 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. Always consult with your physician first.
Professional Practice Conditions for Conference Interpreters in Canada

There are important differences between consecutive and simultaneous interpretation.

High quality interpreting is directly related, among other considerations, to the credentials and expertise of interpreters hired, a proper team composition and widely recognized working conditions for conference interpreters.

"The number of interpreters in a team and the make-up of the team are determined according to the hours of work, the working languages, the mode of interpretation and the type of conference".
Spanish is the Language of Love. English, of Poetry.

"Spanish exchanged more love-related stickers in 2014 than any other nationality.

This new data set is consistent with prior research that found Spanish has more words with a positive bias than any other language".

What information do you need to provide your Project Manager if you want to achieve high quality translation?

Project specifications are essential to the success of your project. The client plays a key role in the process, some sample questions we may ask the client:

  • Do you have a good and finalized source document?
  • What is the purpose of the translation? 
  • Who is your audience?
  • What is the text type?
  • Do you have any reference materials? 
  • Do you have terminology files?
  • Do you need it in a special register?
  • What file format do you require?
  • Do you have any reference materials?
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.
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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.

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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

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"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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