The Mindlink Memo

Why Hire a Professional Interpreter Instead of a Bilingual Employee

If you work for an international company (or one that employs people from different countries) you may be tempted to use a bilingual employee for interpretation services. You may even convince..

Everyone is Welcome Back to School with Translations for Schools

It's September and that means back to school for students, teachers and parents. A strong community in the school is important to ensure a successful learning environment for students. When there..

Why Translation Quality Counts

Imagine that you are traveling abroad, say Sweden, and are interested in volunteering at a community service event. The event flyer is written in Swedish, which you understand a little, but not..

The Best Ways to Help Non-English Speakers [infographic]

A frustrating conversation with someone who doesn't speak English can leave you feeling annoyed. Maybe you thought you did everything you could by speaking as slowly and loudly as you could?..

Needing Translators for Immigrants is No Laughing Matter

I lived in Beijing for the first half of 2016. One thing I got a kick out of the most were all of the really bad translations from Chinese to English in restaurant menus. I could go from..

Three Ways to Find Good and Cheap Translations during Summer Vacation

Summer can be a frustrating time for anyone needing to cover bilingual colleagues who normally support the language needs of your clients. Many times the linguist that you have come to rely on for..

One Easy Way to Get Quality Translation on a Budget

There are many ways in which small businesses and organizations can provide quality translation for their content. Be they flyers, publications, webpages, or apps, translated content inevitably..

Free Tools You Can Use for Affordable Global Marketing Strategy

Creating a strategy for affordable global marketing is a great way to expand your business. The cool thing is, there are tools out there to help you define which markets and languages you can..

A Message for the Families of the Victims from the Pulse Nightclub Shootings

I just heard an amazing and sad report on NPR's show "The Takeaway" about the pulse nightclub shootings that happened a year ago today. The club was having "Latino Night" which meant lots of..

Finding the Right Firm for Affordable Professional Human Translation

According to The Language Services Market: 2016, there are over 18,500[1] language service consulting firms worldwide. With all these options, how are you expected to find the best firm for you to..

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