August is “Women in Translation” Month

By lithost

August has now been declared as “Women in Translation” month (WIT). Bookstores worldwide are being encouraged to feature women-authored books in translation for the month. Many have already enlisted in support. Some of which include, “Ink84” out of London, “Ocelot” in Berlin, as well as other local bookstores around the world. The declaration hopes to … Continued

Language Variants and Why They Matter

By lithost

Are Language Variants Something I Need to Think About? Not all Spanish is created equal. Many different regions speak a different kind of Spanish. Spanish spoken on one side of the Atlantic is different from the other side. Same with Portuguese and French. Different countries speak the same language but they all vary due to … Continued

Amazon Joins the Translation Game

By Atlas LS

As a user, you already know of Google Translate and Bing Translator. But now Amazon translation will be releasing their translation services to the public, according to media reports. Machine Translation Amazon already uses machine-translation technology. It uses the technology across the company to provide product information in multiple languages. On previously available internally, it … Continued

VIDEO: Atlas Language Services goes to Budapest, Hungary

By Atlas LS

Kevin McQuire, President/CEO, of Atlas Language Services, Inc. travels with his team to historic Budapest, Hungary to provide simultaneous interpretation services. Interesting Fact: On the far side of the Danube is the Buda side, while on the other side is the Pest side. Atlas LS stayed at the Hilton Budapest City Hotel near the central train station as … Continued

Siri Gets More Human Voice and Language Translation

By Atlas LS

An exciting new update to come to Siri with becoming smarter and more human-like. Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, will now have female and male voices that are said to be receiving a more clear, human voice in both female and male enunciations, along with new skills found in iOS 11 which will bring improvements to its … Continued

Atlas LS CEO, Kevin McQuire, Accepts ALC Board of Directors Position

By Atlas LS

ALC Board of Directors At the ALC Conference in Miami, Kevin McQuire (President/CEO of Atlas Language Services, Inc.) accepted an ALC Board of Directors position for the association. The full list of ALC Leadership includes both officers and directors. Kevin joins the board of directors for the next two years alongside other outstanding individuals who … Continued

Translation Glossary of Terms

By Atlas LS

Translation Glossary of Terms The following list is composed of the most common terms used in interpretation or translation. Understanding all the jargon of interpretation or translation is vital when it comes to building relationships personally or professionally. A Adaptation — The process of converting information into an appropriate format for the target language and culture. … Continued

Possible Solution for Students with Language Learning Disabilities

By Atlas LS

ASU (Arizona State University) Professor, Sara Lee, has come forward with what looks to be the key to solve the problem for students with language learning disabilities. Professor Sara Lee has spent her entire adult life teaching, beginning in Germany as a therapist for dyslexia. Receiving her first M.A. (Master of Arts) Degree in Pedagogy as … Continued

2016 Events in Review

By Atlas LS

The year 2016 was a great one for Atlas Language Services, traveling around the world for conference translation from Aspen, Colorado to Rome, Italy! Our 2016 Events List spans around the globe, and we are proud to be a trusted provider for translation services. From conference interpretation, simultaneous interpretation, translation equipment rental and the full-service … Continued