Cultural Competency

Autumn holidays around the world (and why some translation projects get trickier in the fall)

By Kristin Lynch on September 20th, 2018

In the United States, autumn brings to mind spectacular displays of fall foliage, the somber turning of the seasons, and spooky Halloween festivities. In other parts of the world, a bounty of national and religious holidays fall within a three-week period from mid-September to early October. Sometimes this succession of holidays makes my job as …Read More

5 Tips for Healthcare Marketing to Hispanic Audiences

By Kristin Lynch on September 13th, 2018

Currently, more than 55 million Hispanics living in the United States represents a growing market for the health care. However, barriers of language and culture can make it difficult for Hispanics to navigate the U.S. healthcare system. Translating content into Spanish is only one way for the healthcare industry to reach out this growing demographic. …Read More

Tips for Healthcare Communication with Asian-American Audiences

By Kristin Lynch on April 4th, 2018

Navigating the United States healthcare system can be a daunting task for native English speakers, but it can become a true barrier to medical care for Asian Americans with limited English proficiency.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 5.6% percent of the U.S. population identifies as Asian or Asian American, with the three largest ethnic …Read More

Don’t Insult Me by Saying “Thank You”

By Kathy Quinn on November 14th, 2017

thank you in many languages

With Thanksgiving Day upon us, it seems like a good time to reflect upon the use of “thank you” in different cultures. Most Americans are trained to say “please” and “thank you” to everyone on all kinds of occasions. “Please” is the “magic word” whenever you want someone to do something for you. “Thank you” …Read More

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Translation and cultural adaptation: communication starts with trust

By Jen Horner on June 27th, 2017

MTM LinguaSoft partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer to adapt and translate guides for women living with metastatic breast cancer, into Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Chinese and Tagalog. As LBBC Senior Director Janine Guglielmino explained, the mission of Living Beyond Breast Cancer is to reach women who need information and support. Trust is central to this endeavor. …Read More

What is the @ sign called?

By Jen Horner on December 22nd, 2016

A few years ago we published a post inspired by the British newspaper The Guardian‘s question: “Does the symbol @ have a name? If not, any suggestions?” Many readers responded with “the at sign,” its boring name in English, and some explained its origin in commerce and bookkeeping. However, other readers provided translations of the more colorful names used in other languages. Some …Read More

The French origins of the Grinch

By Jen Horner on December 13th, 2016

  The 1957 children’s book by Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, is a beloved holiday classic. In addition to the book, most American children know the late 1960s cartoon version of the story as well as the more recent Jim Carrey live action film. In the story, a dyspeptic green holiday hater impersonates Santa …Read More

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Language access is critical to visitor experience

By Myriam Siftar on October 27th, 2016

I attended the 2016 Visitor Experience Conference in Philadelphia on October 10. Several recent developments had motivated me to attend: Sree Sreenivasan’s talk at the TechniCulture event during Philly Tech Week 2016. At the time he was the Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. The Met’s audio-guide app is available …Read More

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Cultural Training for the Tourism Industry

By Jen Horner on June 2nd, 2016

asian tourists in DC

Tourism and hospitality staff are interacting with people from other countries and cultures with greater frequency every year. The number of international tourists worldwide topped one billion in 2012, and grew by 13% by the end of 2014. The nationalities of tourists are changing as well. Some of the biggest increases in tourism spending have come from the BRIC …Read More

Are You Ready for the U.S.-China Tourism Year?

By Jen Horner on March 9th, 2016

Welcome to 2016, the U.S-China Tourism Year, a joint effort led by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the China National Tourism Administration.  The initiative to encourage travel between the United States and China was announced last fall by President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping. In addition to programs for cooperation and cultural exchange …Read More

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IDT Biologika

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Curtis Institute of Music

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Connectify, Inc.

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Linguistic Data Consortium

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Cisco-Eagle

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Maxx Medical

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MTM LinguaSoft translated highly technical information into Czech for a bulk plastic bottle unscrambling system, including the user manual, machine status, diagnostics displays on the human machine interface screen (HMI), and equipment device labeling. MTM LinguaSoft handled all the translations, met tight deadlines, and most importantly exceeded our customer’s expectations.

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Omega Design Corporation

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GlaxoSmithKline

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Rebecca Faber
World Trade Center Delaware

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MTM LinguaSoft gave us the tools and the support to better serve people with breast cancer. As a nonprofit organization, we had never worked with a professional translation company. The team at MTM LinguaSoft guided us as we set goals, assessed our content, and addressed gaps in tone, style and content. We’re grateful for their partnership in helping us deliver culturally sensitive content to vulnerable people at their moment of greatest need.

Janine E. Guglielmino
Living Beyond Breast Cancer

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We have been working with the team at MTM LinguaSoft since 2006. They go beyond faithful translation from French to English; they are dedicated to understanding the spirit of what we aim to convey in the world of coaching and change management. We play with acronyms in both languages that they are able to adapt and respect. They are great professionals.

Marie-Pascale Martorel
Trajectives

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MTM Lingua Soft translated documents, brochures, video subtitles, and business cards as we’ve expanded our global marketing efforts and engaged in more trade missions. The results speak for themselves: our distributors are bringing in more customers and our international business is growing.  I would recommend MTM LinguaSoft to any business interested in expanding their global presence.

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iChromotography

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Philadelphia International Medicine